Where Goethe Would Go For a Beer

A café that is only open in the evenings? Barkeepers that sit in the same lecture rooms as you during the day? All kinds of events without any commercial incentive, just simply to celebrate enjoyment? The student café Faust fuses a number of apparent contrasts but nevertheless remains: a large, comfortable living room for all students at the University of Stuttgart and their friends. Café Faust’s popular party to celebrate the beginning of the winter semester 2016 was held in the vaulted ...
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From Peking to Stuttgart

Discover the world, get to know other cultures, learn specialist knowledge: Studying abroad is certainly attractive. Every year, students from Stuttgart travel to other countries and even other continents; sometimes just for a semester, sometimes for a whole year. Simultaneously, students from other countries make the journey to Stuttgart to share our lecture rooms, our residence halls and our friends. Jianxuan Liu was born in Peking and is currently studying Cultures of Knowledge in Stuttga...
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When Procrastination is a Good Idea

During the semester we have to devise a study plan, go to lectures, prepare for exams and complete term papers.  Anyone who doesn't take responsibility for themselves is going to lose out.  At school, the responsibility for time management lies with the school rectorate, while at university we are left to fend for ourselves.  And that means: self-organization. The general consensus is that anyone who loves deadlines is simply a bit strange. In some cases it is simply the necessary discipl...
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Working during your studies

Working part-time is sometimes not just the cherry-on-top for your CV,but can become a necessity to get by. According to the 20th survey by the German Student Service (“Deutsche Studentenwerk”), the average student in Germany is 24 years old and has 864 euros per month at his/her disposal. 25% has less than 675 Euros monthly to get by, while the top 25% has over 1000 Euros. For others that are not eligible for BAföG1 (i.e. foreign students) or receive a negligible amount, the reality is tha...
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