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Broken Britain

BY JOHN GLEDHILL
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2016

Brexit has shown how the country is divided. In his excellent book"77mal England", R. W. Leonhardt argues that in England the opposite is always true.  JOHN GLEDHILL, retired university instructor who has lived 25 years in Germany, presents Britain in a different light, attempting to illustrate the two extremes in Britain - from extreme formality to barbarous and uncouth behaviour.

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Music - Passion to Profession

BY PAUL RAUFEISEN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2016

Paul Raufeisen, a non-music university graduate, managed to make his interest in music his career choice.  In his talk, he lets us know that through inspiration, challenge, inner motivation and drive, one can accomplish anything if the desire is strong enough.  Yes, it sounds a bit corny, but it worked out for him.

 
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Congress - Bundestag - 1 year in Thuringia

BY INDIA ENGLISH
@ VOL 5 ON JAN 08, 2016

How can a student participate in an exchange involving the US Congress and the German Bundestag?  India English decided to participate in such a program and tells us about her 10-month experience as an American student, volunteer and intern in Thuringia.

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Cultural Confusion

BY HASNAIN BOKHARI
@ VOL 5 ON JAN 08, 2016

In the light of recent wave of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, Hasnain Bokhari speaks about his experiences living in Germany about how it is being like living like a foreigner or a migrant in Germany/Europe.

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Lehren ist Leben

BY BARBARA KUNTZE
@ VOL 5 ON JAN 08, 2016

Barbara Kuntze, Lektorin an der Universität Erfurt, erklärt die neuen Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten worauf Berufstätige in Thüringen Anspruch haben.  Der Vortag bezieht sich auf das Thüringer Bildungsfreistellungsgesetz,  die ab Januar 2016 gültig ist.  (German)

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Northern Ireland: The land of cutting-edge knee surgery

BY TOM HEDLEY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 26, 2015

Why is Ireland (the island) divided? What cuased the chaos that we know as The Troubles?  Has Northern Ireland really moved on since the peace agreement?  What does the future hold for Northern Ireland?

Tom Hedley, a student from N Ireland, gives a brief insight into the unique situation in this country, addressing the difficult and often very complex issues that define this curious little part of the world.

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Ein Jahr unter brasilianischer Sonne

BY SIMON GUSSEN
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 26, 2015

Wie verbringt man ein Jahr?  Ist ein freiwilliges soziales Jahr in Brasilien sinnvoll?  Simon Gussen hat sich das gut überlegt und fand sich dann im sonnigen Brasilien mit viele abenteuerlichen Aufgaben.

 

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#Google ist nicht böse!?

BY ANDREAS SCHULZ
IN ERFURT

Ingenieur Andreas Schulz  erklärt einiger der positiven Eigenschaften Googles im Bezug auf Smarthomes, selbstfahrenden KFZs und viel mehr.  (German)

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More Than Honey

BY WILHELM MIETH
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 24, 2016

Today more than ever, Einstein's statement about the bees is very relevant:  “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

What is a possible solution?  Wilhelm Mieth, full-time student and part-time beekeeper gives us some ideas in his presentation.

 

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Risks & Failures

BY PATRICK FOELLMER
IN ERFURT

Patrick Foellmer speaks about his story from being a primary school teacher to a music instructor, from a culture consultant at the Thueringen Ministry to start his own band Lillabungalow and the risks and hiccups he faced up to this point.

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Friedensbäume, PeaceTree

BY MUSA KHATRI
IN ERFURT

The PeaceTree Foundation brings about the knowledge of different paths on how to achieve and maintain peace, to as many people as possible, raising awareness to open the gates for a new way of life and existence alongside each other. When we allow the PeaceTree to grow roots in our hearts, then we become peace makers ourselves- because what we hold inside of us, is what we project into the world.
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Arbeit: Lektionen des Lebens

BY JESUS FERNANDEZ ALVAREZ
IN ERFURT

Over the years, JÉSUS FERNÁNDEZ ÁLVAREZ has followed varied career paths and jobs that overlapped, and with each one of them he learned something about people. As a lawyer, waiter, instructor and musician, Jesus has managed to gain an insight into human nature and all its facets.  Watch him unfold his stories.  (in German)

Im Laufe der Jahre hat JÉSUS FERNÁNDEZ ÁLVAREZ verschiedene Berufe ausgeübt und bei jedem hat er etwas über die Menschen gelernt. Als Rechtsanwalt, Kellner, Lehrer oder Musiker hat er Erfahrungen, die seine Menschenkenntnis bereicherten, gesammelt. Nun wird alles in 20x20 zusammengefasst.

 

 

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