SPAIN: A country at a Crossroads

Europe bad and good By 20 November, 2015 No Comments

By James Skinner

Let’s start with the separatist movement in Cataluña. Although all eyes – Catalans – are on the forthcoming referendum in Scotland to see which way the United Kingdom pendulum will swing as far as a breakup is concerned, Sr. Artur Mas, the region’s president continues to trip over his own shadow. He has tried to gain support from international politicians with various trips abroad to drum up enthusiasm but without success. The European Commission continually advises him that they would lose EU status. On this issue the whole of the Spanish Parliament, other that the Basque and Galician Nationalists are on the government’s side. ‘No, Sr. Mas; you cannot have your referendum!’

BERLIN: “Automotive Management” (MBA&E) at HTW

Study By 20 November, 2015 No Comments

Germany is one of the key hotspots of the automotive sector around the globe. The industry is changing constantly and has many new challenges to master. Thus, there is a strong demand for young business engineering graduates on the job market in Germany. In addition, the car industry is expected to grow rapidly in the so called emerging countries, granting our international graduates a great advantage in employment in their home countries.

SPORTS: Gay Games 2018 in Paris

Living By 18 November, 2015 No Comments

Paris will host in 2018 the Gay Games (FGG). Open to everyone, the Gay Games endeavors to fight against all forms of discrimination in sport whether they be discriminations based on color, religion, sex or handicap… In 2018, more than 15 000 participants are expected to compete and participate in 36 sports and a rich cultural program.

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE: Study abroad

Culture By 18 November, 2015 No Comments

Study abroad during university, and more importantly study abroad with the goal of improving one’s ability with a foreign language by spending a prolonged period of time in another country has been changing over the past years. There is a rising demand of intercultural competence. Within Europe the Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements Program provides this opportunity and an increasing number of US universities also facilitate internship programs abroad. The increase in numbers of students interested in this type of study abroad is directly related to the need to acquire professional experience that will make them more employable.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Robert-Bosch- Academy

Study By 16 November, 2015 No Comments

de Stefanie Claudia Müller

Germany is reknown for its profund education system The Robert Bosch Academy is a core center for interdisciplinary, multilateral dialog, and solutions-oriented cooperation on the global challenges of the 21st century. It offers a variety of scholarships for international students.