The German government made a decision three years ago to undertake steps to support electromobility. This has been accomplished by means of a promotional programme called “Electromobility Showcase”, that integrates the technologies into large scale demonstration and pilot plans in specific regions. Through close cooperation between industry, science and government, innovative elements of electromobility will be tested and generate public awareness.
The Electromobility Showcase
In view of the dramatic situation in West Africa, an interministerial meeting on Germany’s engagement in the fight against the Ebola outbreak was held at the Federal Foreign Office on September 19, headed by State Secretary Markus Ederer. Besides supporting the United Nations emergency mission, the state secretaries agreed on the following tangible steps measures.
Fight against Ebola
The City of Bonn celebrates its most famous son, Ludwig van Beethoven, with a host of concerts from September 6 to October 3. Beethoven was a headstrong thinker, a fighter by nature and a musical revolutionary. Tourists from all over the world flock to his hometown and internationally-renowned musicians perform at the annual music festival. This year’s motto is "Divine Sparks."
The percentage of females founding their own businesses in Germany reaches a new record high. Self-employment offers women with children the chance to return to working life. Start-up projects by women are just as sustainable as those set up by men.
Women with start-ups
The Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg has defended its top position in the recently published QS World University Ranking 2014: As was the case last year, it is once again Germany’s no. 1 university. In addition, Ruperto Carola University has moved up one notch in the international comparison and is now places 49th in the league of top universities worldwide.
Heidelberg best German university
After the fall of the Wall, people in Germany couldn’t wait to get rid of its remains. They wanted the time of division – including all its symbols – to become a thing of the past. As a result, the Wall, which divided East and West for over 28 years after its construction began on 13 August 1961, has largely disappeared from Berlin. When the realisation came that commemoration requires a location, it was almost too late. Only a few fragments still remain, such as the East Side Gallery, and these have now been linked into a tangible memorial landscape.
The Berlin Wall in the world