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Disenchanted with job prospects and unsettled by cultural differences, a number embark on return journeys BERLIN—In October, Amer sold all his belongings in Syria and took his family to a safer life in Germany. Four months later, he wants to return to a country still at war. Once in Germany, Amer discovered an unexpected reality: […]

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Said Hashimi is sweating. He has already spent two hours reorganizing the storage room next to the office, assembling metal cabinets and moving boxes in an out of the room. The 18-year-old from Afghanistan has been in an apprenticeship program for about a year now to become a plumbing and heating installer with Heizung-Obermeier, a […]

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When applying for a job in Germany the recognition of international certificates is an important issue. Applicants should also know which standards apply. We have compiled the most important websites and tips for applying for a job in Germany. Recognition of qualifications Applicants can have professional qualifications obtained abroad recognized in Germany. Sometimes this is […]

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Up to 300 students of Garissa University College who survived the deadly attack on 2 April 2015 will be awarded scholarships for the continuation of their studies. The scholarships are awarded by the Regional Office for Africa of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and financed by the German Ministry for Development. The programme aims […]

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Crime figures released by the Interior Ministry on Wednesday showed sharp rises in xenophobic crimes in 2014, with anti-Semitism and attacks on refugee homes causing particular alarm. The figures presented by Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière in Berlin showed that 203 attacks took place against refugee homes in 2014, up from 58 in 2013. Far […]

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