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Argentine and Brit grab Germany by the mouth

in Arts/Lifestyle/What's on
Red lips. Public domain photo.
Red lips. Public domain photo.

“We hear about unrealized dreams, development, inequality, immigrants, social benefits, Nazis – in bundles delivered from the border between East and West Germany, through the mouths of foreigners who wanted to intimately know what random Germans have to say, and absorb different sides of the spectrum of Germans’ perceptions, society and culture.” Mund Stück @ the Residenz

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Brits warned: act now to avoid no-deal Brexit problems

in Glocal/Society
Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Brits have very little time to figure out how to secure their legal stay in the EU in case of a no-deal Brexit.

How ready are you for the looming deadline? Here are useful tips to prepare for the worst, while still hoping for the best.

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Riding the red dragon: German startups in Shanghai

in #TechTavern/Glocal/Start up
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, China, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots, with China itself being in Top 10.
DC-Hub sends German startups to Shanghai, to gain Chinese expertise in one of the world's main startup hotspots.

Germany is sending startup founders to Shanghai four weeks at a time, to learn Chinese business culture and approaches to innovation and versatility. The DC-Hub accelerator program is developed between Shanghai and Leipzig, with Basislager Coworking as local partner.

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Disney characters as English teaching assistants

in Leipzig tips/Society
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)
Winnie the Pooh and friends. (Public domain photo)

Drawing upon the timeless appeal of Disney characters and their universe, inlingua Leipzig is combining real with digital teachers to reach a new generation of English learners.

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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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Germany: “the most feminist country I’ve ever lived in”

in My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
Street art in Berlin, Germany.
Street art in Berlin, Germany.

“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”

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