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Inter-company training - modern, digital and attractive

Special Programme on Digitalization in Inter-Company Vocational Training Centres

Inter-company vocational training centres (ÜBS) supplement the training of skilled personnel of small and medium-sized enterprises and serve as multipliers of digital skills. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is accelerating the digitalization of training courses offered by these inter-company training centres. Funding is provided for digital equipment, for development and testing projects for new technologies in inter-company training, for the development of new training approaches and their transfer into the vocational training landscape. Here you can find out more about the programme, funding possibilities, projects and results.

10 pages / brochure, Order No: 31632

Language: English

Last update: 10/2020

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National Bioeconomy Strategy

Long version

This brochure presents the contents of the new National Bioeconomy Strategy in text and pictures. In its National Bioeconomy Strategy, the Federal Government lays down the guidelines and objectives for its policy on the bioeconomy and lists measures for their implementation.

68 pages / brochure, Order No: 31617

Language: English

Last update: 08/2020

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Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2020 - Short version

Short version - Federal Report on Research and Innovation 2020

The BuFI 2020 report presents the current goals and priorities of the research and innovation policy of the Federal Government and the Länder for the current reporting period and provides information on specific activities, funding programmes and initiatives.

48 pages / brochure, Order No: 31622

Language: English

Last update: 05/2020

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The European Innovation Union (Flyer)

Germany’s Commitment to the European Research Area

With its national programme on the European Innovation Union, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research takes responsibility for strengthening research excellence and close cooperation of research and innovation stakeholders across sectors and borders. The flyer “The European Innovation Union – Germany’s Commitment to the European Research Area” outlines the programme’s vision, key messages and main fields of action.

8 pages / flyer,

Language: English

Last update: 07/2020

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2019 Report on the Recognition Act

The recognition of foreign professional qualifications supports the integration of foreign skilled workers into the German labour market and secures Germany's skills base. Many companies, hospitals and care facilities have already come to depend on foreign skilled labour and this trend is set to intensify. The Federal Government therefore introduced the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications Act, which took effect in 2012 and governs the recognition of foreign professional qualifications that come under federal responsibility. The 2019 Report on the Recognition Act is based on a monitoring exercise as well as official statistics and seven years of experience with the Recognition Act and it also takes a look ahead to future challenges.

114 pages / brochure, Order No: 31608

Language: English

Last update: 01/2020

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Programme of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the Fields of Education, Research and Innovation

Together for Europe’s recovery

Excellence in education, research and innovation: towards a resilient, sovereign and sustainable Europe - Programme of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the fields of education, research and innovation, July - December 2020.

20 pages / brochure,

Language: English

Last update: 07/2020

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Mare:N – Coastal, Marine and Polar Research for Sustainability

German Federal Government Research Program

The Federal Government’s research programme MARE:N - Coastal, Marine and Polar Research for Sustainability is based on interdepartmental cooperation and represents an programmatic overall concept for research funding in coastal, marine and polar regions.

40 pages / brochure, Order No: 31356

Language: English

Last update: 05/2020

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Food is how you make it

Training for sustainability in the skilled food trades

Sustainability in vocational education and training: young people and their trainers fulfil an important function in the sustainable development of our society and its future. Sustainability concerns us all – ecologically, socially, and economically. It has a key function in both small-scale and industrial food production. So what can sustainability look like in the food sector?

8 pages / , Order No: 31578

Language: English

Last update: 07/2020

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Copyright in Academic Work

An Overview for Research, Teaching and Libraries

The guideline "Copyright in Academic Work" explains the most important regulations on copyright for education and research in a practical and understandable way. Researchers and teachers are often confronted with copyright law, for example, when they use works created by third parties or create copyright-protected works themselves, i.e. they are authors. This guideline aims to help strengthen the teachers’ and researchers’ competence with regard to copyright matters.

38 pages / brochure,

Language: English

Last update: 03/2020

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