Post Tagged with: "Germany"

Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

How do we consolidate and innovate cooperation?

How do we consolidate and innovate cooperation?

A few years after graduating with a MPP from the Blavatnik School of Government, I started to miss those “good old school days”. In 2020, an extraordinary year for almost everyone on earth, I had the pleasure of enjoying the MGG experience, which was more or less like a mini-MPP. […]

by × 27 January 2021 ×

Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Angela Merkel at World Economic Forum 2011. Source: Wikimedia.

The end of the Merkel era in Germany – what remains?

After the local election of the state of Hesse last October, Angela Merkel announced that she would step down as head of the conservative party (Christian Democratic Union, CDU), but remain Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany until 2021, thereby retiring step by step. With the recent election of […]

by × 11 December 2018 ×

Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

Tattoo artist. Source: Pixabay.

There’s a world beyond your profession. Unlock it.

It was during my second week working as a medical doctor that I attended to a man in his fifties who took an unsuspecting action that could have cost his life. He was annoyed with a tattoo on his forearm that he had acquired in his twenties. Conveniently, a tattoo […]

by × 16 August 2016 ×

Governance, cooperation and law, Staff

Picture of the entrance of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage's headquarters. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sexualised violence: in Germany, ‘Nein’ does not mean ‘Nein’

Groping is not punishable by law, and the ‘no’ of a rape victim does not suffice for rape to be punishable as such. This disgraceful situation needs to change. The great wave of groping in Germany continues unchallenged, everyday and beyond ‘Cologne’. One in three women in the EU experiences […]

by × 29 March 2016 ×

Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Marian Schreier (first from right) at the BSG graduation ceremony

BSG alumni: three questions to Marian Schreier, newly elected mayor

Earlier this month we received amazing news from our alumnus Marian Schreier – he had just been elected mayor of Tengen, a 4,500-strong community in southern Germany, near the Swiss border. Having just turned 25, Marian is also the country’s youngest mayor. A member of the first class of BSG […]

by × 30 March 2015 ×

Alumni, Science and technology

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

The fact that Germany is on the verge of Industry 4.0 is now commonplace knowledge, which a serious economic policy paper cannot ignore – regardless of whatever stripe. After the epoch-making inventions of the steam engine, electricity and the computer the fourth industrial revolution is materialising: digitisation. Nevertheless, the political […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

Health, welfare and well-being, Students

Medical education in Germany: first improve your training

Medical education in Germany: first improve your training

A dreadful event On 22 August 2011, in a hospital in Germany, a final year medical student killed an infant with leukemia by giving a cotrimoxazol suspension into the veins that was supposed to be administered via the oral route – the child died of an anaphylactic shock. This horrific […]

by × 07 October 2013 ×