Germany scraps tuition fees for all universities
Germany may not be in the top 10 ranking of the just released Times Higher Education world university rankings, but insofar as students from other countries as concerned, German universities are number 1 if only because the country is 100 per cent tuition-free.
This happened on Oct 1 when all universities in Lower Saxony declared their schools free of charge. Lower Saxony is the last of seven German states to charge tuition fee.
(photo: Corinne Arndt Girouard)