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Germany's Heidel berg University introduces grad courses in English

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Germany's oldest university, Heidel berg University, is introducing new graduate programmes in English.

It currently offers nearly 170 programmes at different levels, many of which are taught in German. However, most PhD programmes are delivered in English, drawing hordes of non-German speakers.

Nearly 305 foreign students received their PhDs from the university in 2013.

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"Given that a large population of doctoral students comes from a non-German background, we are trying to deliver as many programmes as possible in English," said Beatrix Busse, pro-vice-chancellor, Heidelberg University.

Heidel berg University introduces grad courses

"Some of the new Master's programmes to be now available in English are in linguistics, computer linguistics and geoarchaeological studies."

The university hosts 5,400 international students, including 80 from India. Keen to build its relationship with India, it boasts of an active Delhibased alumni cell with 134 members at present.

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