Bonn/San Francisco 11 August 2017. Germany’s academic system offers good career prospects for young academics who are currently working abroad in the US and Canada. The 17th annual meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) will be held in San Francisco on 25–27 August 2017. At the event, more than 300 researchers from all disciplines will have the chance to network with around 150 high-ranking German representatives from academia, politics and industry and establish contacts for their future careers. The GAIN annual conference is the largest event outside Europe for academic careers in Germany.

The executive order signed by the President of the United States this past Friday is a sweeping discrimination of human beings based on their ethnicity and consequently also an act of aggression against the fundamental values of science.

Bonn/Washington, 31 August 2016. The Junior Researcher Pact, the Fixed-term Employment in Higher Education and Research Act and the Excellence Strategy – these three academic policy measures aim to increase the attractiveness and viability of Germany in the coming years. But how do German junior researchers in the USA and Canada view these developments and how will they influence their future careers paths? The questions will be the focus of discussion at the 16th annual GAIN conference in Washington D.C. from 9 to 11 September 2016. The conference will bring representatives from German academic and scientific organisations, government ministries and businesses together with some 300 German researchers who are currently working in the United States and Canada.

Bonn, 10.12.2015. Germany has become increasingly attractive to students from the United States. Compared to the previous year, the number of Americans who came to Germany for study-related purposes in 2014 increased by nine percent. This amounted to a record-breaking 10,377 US students who completed a semester abroad, internship, summer school or language course in Germany. The interest in studying in the US, however, continued to decline among Germans according to this year’s “Open Doors” report by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Bonn. 25.08.2015. Core themes of the 15th annual GAIN conference include the prospects of the German academic and research landscape as well as individual career paths and professional opportunities. This unique meeting offers young German academics and researchers in North America the opportunity to interact and establish contact with high-level representatives from academe, politics, and the private sector. More than 300 scientists and researchers are expected to attend this year’s meeting, which takes place August 28-30 in San Francisco. It is the largest event of its kind outside of Europe.