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Optimism in Times of Pessimism: German Universities and Research Institutions Showcase the Land of Ideas at the 16th European Career Fair

A delegation of 35 German universities, research institutions and funding agencies will come together to present a wide array of educational, professional and research opportunities in Germany at the upcoming European Career Fair in Boston.

The European Career Fair, one of the largest transatlantic career fairs in the U.S., will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from January 21 to 23, 2012. Now in its 16th year, the annual event matches candidates from America’s leading universities with the top echelon of employers from Europe.

On Sunday, January 22, the German exhibitors will hold an informative and dynamic workshop, entitled "New Initiatives – More Opportunities," at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge. This features two interactive sessions for (under)graduate and postdoctoral students. Session 1 will focus on “Pursuing Graduate Studies in Germany”, while Session 2 will explore “Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators and Junior Faculty in Germany”. The event is open to anyone interested in studying and researching in Germany. The workshops will be conducted in English. The event is free, but registration is required. Candidates who wish to participate are asked to register in advance at

We invite all interested students, researchers and journalists to the German booths on Saturday, January 21 (9 am – 5 pm), and the information session on Sunday, January 22 (9 am – 12:30 pm).

European Career Fair (Opening hours 9 am – 5 pm):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA)
Building W20-401
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

List of participating institutions:
•    RWTH Aachen University
•    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
•    Baden-Württemberg International
•    Freie Universität Berlin
•    University of Bonn
•    Chemnitz University of Technology
•    "ConRuhr" USA (Consortium of the Ruhr-Area universities)
•    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
•    Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
•    Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
•    GAIN - German Academic International Network
•    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
•    German Research Foundation (DFG)
•    German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
•    German Consulate General
•    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
•    HafenCity Universität Hamburg
•    Leibniz Universität Hannover
•    Helmholtz Association
•    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
•    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
•    University of Cologne
•    Universität Leipzig
•    Materials Science in Mainz - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
•    Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
•    Philipps-Universität Marburg
•    Max Planck Society
•    LMU Munich
•    Technische Universität München
•    University of Stuttgart
•    TU9 German Institutes of Technology
•    UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences
•    Universität Ulm
•    WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
•    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The joint presentation of German higher education and research institutions at the European Career Fair is part of the “Research in Germany – Land of Ideas” campaign, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

For more information on the German presence, contact:
Ruth André
German Academic Exchange Service
+ 49 228 882 667

For more information on “Research in Germany,” contact:Anke SobierajGerman Academic Exchange Service+ 49 228 882 or visit

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