There’s a social imbalance at Germany’s universities. Most students still come from middle class academic families and too few from educationally disadvantaged groups. A Germany-wide initiative hopes to change that.
Just weeks before most foreign combat troops leave Afghanistan, a wave of violence has hit the country, adding to concerns over the ability of local forces to provide security. DW discusses the issue with Jason Campbell.
Students and academics alike are popping pills to boost their brain power with a previously unseen nonchalance. Cognitive enhancers seem to be the new norm. Why?
While Europeans are focusing on Ukraine and Iraq, the oldest of the Middle East issues will haunt them for some time. The wider Israel/Palestinian conflict needs the full attention of Europe, writes Mattia Toaldo.
Notwithstanding a stream of negative news in recent times such as a shrinking output and falling business confidence, Japan's central bank has struck a more positive tone about the country's economic outlook.
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