Hien Nguyen from Vietnam graduated in 2019 and is now specialized in Automotive Management. We asked her how she likes Germany, why she chose to study here and what are here further goals.
The pandemic has made clear how important are elderly people in our society. Not just their knowledge and experience are what counts, but also their courage and mindfulness have been a reference for us. In countries like Spain old people participate in social life, independent from the pandemic. In Madrid, they go to the theatre and restaurants, many times hand in hand with their couple.
It makes you feel good about becoming old to see how we cared in this crisis for our parents, grandparents as well as aunts and uncles. When the pandemic started it looked like we were killing the elderly leaving them alone in their homes and residences. But we turned around the story immediately, because their is no such plan to kill older people as some conspiracy theories want to make us believe. However, to care properly for elderly Europe needs 1,264,576 new residential spots to cover dependence, which will increase with the all the time growing life expectancy. It is good news because it is generating over 632,000 new jobs.
Coronavirus has made finding employment hard over the past year, especially for new graduates. Malta has the highest graduate employment rate across Europe! With a whopping 93.4% of recent graduates employed, it seems Malta’s workforce is strong – the pandemic’s effects on these numbers will be interesting to see. In second place is Germany with graduate employment at 92.7%. The stats are a testament to Germany’s impressive education system and decade-long employment boom.
We have art expositions, galleries, and Instagram and we have the urban walls to show our feelings in a creative way. Right now they are very powerful superficies to express oneself, privately or publically. José Félix Valdivieso, head of the “IE China Center”, has recently published a book about the force of graffiti, many of them are not from as famous artists like Banksy, but even anonymous. As a real fanatic about cultures and languages his bilingual version of “Grafitis del mundo” (Premio Internacional “Cuadernos de laberinto” de Pensamiento, 2020) in Spanish and English, tells us stories, sometimes fiction and sometimes real, about the art on the walls in big cities around the planet. However, the reader gets an idea that there is a global link between all of them. It is a protest most of the time and sometimes an expression of love.
Monaco is the European country with the longest duration of alien visits, with UFO sightings lasting an average of 45 minutes. Liechtenstein, Latvia and Ukraine follow closely behind with the average sighting exceeding 20 minutes. San Marino stands as the European country where UFOs visit for the least amount of time,with no official sightings, followed by Georgia. Ireland has the most alien visits with 105 recorded UFO sightings, followed by France and Spain.