Germany’s much admired vocational education system – combining schooling with work experience – has been struggling as more young people go to university. An engineering factory in Bavaria highlights how much potential there still is in the dual training set-up.
Evgenia Kalugina is 35 years old and an electrician. She lives with her husband, her 16-year-old daughter and a chameleon in Sloviansk, north of Donetsk. The town is near the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine.
In 1999 we featured four major projects in eastern Germany that were intended to benefit from German reunification. Now we go back for another look, wondering what became of the hopes that were invested in those schemes.
Stockholm is internationally considered one of the best places for an internet company to work from, even though the rules there are very different from those in Silicon Valley. Perhaps that is the very reason.