Escaping the Heat of the City

Everyone who comes from abroad presumably imagines Germany to be a relatively cold country. Well, you’re right for most time of the year. However, when the summer hits Germany the heat in Stuttgart might be higher than in other German cities. This is especially due to its „Kesselform“, which means that Stuttgart has the shape of a caldron, as the city is surrounded by vineyards and hills. Particularly in July and August the weather is usually getting hotter and hotter and when the heat is on...
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Fit to Study: The University of Stuttgart’s Sports Program

The university is a place of teaching and research, which encourages a thirst for knowledge and promotes the sharing of knowledge. But it can do much more than that! You can train your mind as well as your body. For there will be hardly any other time in your life when you’ll have the luxury of trying out different sports – and on such a low budget too. This blog article is intended to provide information about the wide range of sports on offer at the University of Stuttgart. For most st...
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Places to Visit for Free in Stuttgart

For some students, just a quick glance into their wallets is enough to bring about the realization that the budget for a trip to the swimming pool, climbing wall or to an amusement park is pretty much nonexistent. That’s why you can find out here what you can do in and around Stuttgart when the weather is good, without spending anything. This is of course just a limited selection.   1. Weißenburgpark on Bopser Hill The Weißenburgpark is located on Bopser, a hill in south Stuttg...
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After uni: When grades are no longer that important

A quick look at the list of published grades hanging up in your course department... Do they meet your expectations? Have you messed up your grade point average? The importance of your grades and your own personal grade point average are the be all and end all of a university education – ultimately because they are easy to quantify and allow a direct comparison.  But what happens after you’ve finished your degree? The severe shortage of skilled professionals in Germany must seem like a ble...
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