Archives for category: Journalistic Article

SpOn, 29 October 2012

Land der begrenzten Möglichkeiten

Früher galt: Wer in Deutschland Professor werden möchte, sollte die USA kennen. Heute wollen viele Nachwuchsforscher gar nicht hin oder schnell wieder zurück, berichtet das Hochschulmagazin “duz”. Zu teuer sind die Staaten – und zu risikoreich Read the rest of this entry »


Guardian, 18 September 2012

Berlin’s housing bubble and the backlash against hipster tourists

Skyrocketing housing costs in Berlin can’t be blamed on an influx of ‘foreigners’, but are in fact fuelled by the global financial crisis

I recently moved back to Berlin after four years in London, and it seems half of London had the same idea. When I walk down the familiar streets of my old neighbourhood, where the most exotic sight used to be the local kebab shop, I now hear posh kids from the home counties discuss their nightly exploits and see stylish Swedes sipping espressos. It all suddenly feels like Dalston. Read the rest of this entry »

Guardian, 15 August 2012

Why Germans love the enigmatic Angela Merkel

The German chancellor’s private personality and cautious economics have led to astonishingly high approval ratings

She is “Europe’s most dangerous leader“, the “Iron Frau” who is “dragging us towards the abyss“. Angela Merkel’s handling of the euro crisis, it is safe to say, has not been met with approval on the world stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Guardian, 22 December 2011

German aversion to the ECB printing money isn’t about the ‘national psyche’

To understand German fiscal policy, it is necessary to look beyond the cod psychology about a fear of 1920s hyperinflation

Over the last few months, during all the hand-wringing and arm-twisting at the multiple summits to save the euro, one question seemed to unite the quarrelling nations: what’s wrong with the Germans? Specifically, there has been some bafflement as to why Angela Merkel is so squarely opposed to a more active role of the European Central Bank. Why won’t Germany agree to the ECB buying up Greek or Italian bonds? Read the rest of this entry »

SpOn, 15 September 2011

Denn sie wissen nicht immer, was sie tun

Zum Marketing gezwungen: Britische Forscher müssen künftig die gesellschaftliche Relevanz ihrer Vorhaben nachweisen. Denn die Regierung in London ändert die Finanzierungs-Regeln. Das Hochschulmagazin “duz” zeigt, warum Wissenschaftler ihre Freiheit bedroht sehen Read the rest of this entry »

KNA, 29 April 2011

“Hier sind zwei junge Menschen”

Königliche Hochzeit: Pomp and Circumstances in der Westminster Abbey

London (KNA) Prinz William und Kate Middleton haben endlich geheiratet. In der Londoner Westminster Abbey gab sich das Brautpaar am Freitag das Ja-Wort. Read the rest of this entry »

DUZ, 16 April 2010

Britische Hochschulen bieten das Beste für Jungwissenschaftler

Damit Universitäten ihre Postdocs nicht ans Ausland verlieren, braucht es gezielte Förderprogramme. Wie das funktioniert, zeigt das University College London Read the rest of this entry »