Demographic and Education Challenges: Where Do We Stand?
In 2008, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that financial support of the education and research sector is her key policy objective for the next years. She explicitly called for a “Education Republic of Germany" (“Bildungsrepublik”). This policy objective is crucial because of an intensification of international competition in business, the demographic challenge and the fact that Germany has no natural resources other than human capital. Preserving living standard and prosperity means in the future: education for all! So where do we stand four years after this groundbreaking announcement?