Why Study in Germany - Known all over the world for its expertise in developing and manufacturing complex industrial goods like cars and heavy machinery, Germany’s four important sectors of industry are automotive manufacture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemicals.
Legend of German engineering
Automotive manufacture is the force of Germans. Around 30 percent of all internal company R&D spending goes to this sector.
Upcoming biotechnology hub
Growing at an unprecedented pace, as of today around 29,000 people are employed in this fast emerging field. Biotechnology research, of lately, has become fundamental to advances in the fields of medicine, food technology and chemical industry.
A joint initiative by universities, non-university institutes, companies and public institutions has put Germany on top of the global cutting-edge research. Top research institutes include Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Applied) and Academies of Science (Basic Sciences).
Advantages of studying in Germany include low tuition fee (EUR 300-500 per semester), research-oriented curriculum, industrial internships, stable work visa after studies, high-paying jobs after studies, English as a medium of instruction, permission for part-time work and high standard of living.
More Indian students
The year 2011 saw a steep rise in the number of Indian students selecting Germany for postgraduate study. Of late, more Germany universities offer free study in the English language. Moreover jobs in domestic firms are available for students who study there. Germany is putting considerable efforts to attract international talents. This is the first European nation to get the EU Blue Card Bill passed in addition to its own German Green Card System.
The author Satish Talreja is Director, Destination America