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Daily gym class in schools

On 18 April, the initiative for more exercise for children and youth, called Tägliche Turnstunde (Daily Gym Class), brought to life by the Bundessportorganisation (BSO, Federal Sports Organisation), succeeded by gaining 150,844 signatures in favour of making a daily hour of physical exercise in schools mandatory. On 24 April, the Tägliche Turnstunde was already a […]

German minister loses PhD

In May 2012, German Minister for Education and Scientific Research Annette Schavan was anonymously accused of plagiarising significant parts of her doctoral thesis. On 5 February, the University of Düsseldorf, where Schavan graduated in 1980 with her dissertation, revoked her PhD, citing the incriminating evidence of usurped passages. She responded by taking legal action against […]

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