Astronomy Education and Research in Germany

Falcke, Heino (1999) Astronomy Education and Research in Germany. In: International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and Science Education. Vatican Observatory, pp. 32-37.


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I briefly summarize the state of Astronomy research and education in Germany as I see it. In a world-wide comparison conditions are excellent, however, specific problems remain. While Science and Astronomy teaching is offered free to everyone (including foreigners) at schools and universities, the quality and effectiveness of science education could be improved. In the academic research and teaching system a number of problems are currently discussed and proposals to increase effectiveness and international competitiveness are being made, like the evaluation of teaching and research, introduction of more competition, and the reform of post doctoral career paths and the tenure system.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 08:14
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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