Berlin ranks among top global cities

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Most of the university rankings are based on the Anglo University system.

Because of the highly diversified German research system, think of Max-Planck or Fraunhofer institutes,

the academic achievements in Germany are either NOT ranked at all or are neglected. 

 

Even more important, most of these rankings derive from Britain, and they are used for promotional purpose

to pimp up the UK based colleges. Someone has to keep in mind, that the American-Anglo higher education is a competitive market.

To a certain extent the rankings are patriotic propaganda.

 

 

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In terms of FDI & domestic investments being made, ratio of unfilled jobs/unemployed; cities wich have a construction& building boom and a general optimistic outlook for the future.

I'm thinking of Eindhoven although it's an underdog, the already well-known cities of London and Berlin, the Bavarian cities of Munich and Nurnberg(apparently it's the city with the lowest unemployment rate in europe) , Barcelona, Bilbao, Santander, Gijon show low unemployment rates and growing prospects aswell.

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Rattenhausen 
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Berlin is Germany´s rat city number one …..

 

 

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Berlin ist Deutschlands Rattenhauptstadt. 

Experten haben mit einem Algorithmus errechnet, dass es in der Stadt 2.241.481 der Nager gibt.

 

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In the light of recent incidents…..

 

The Trumpet (US):

But Berlin is more than just a national capital.

Berlin is Germany’s shining city on a hill. It’s a symbol of the progress and achievements of postwar and post-unification Germany. Berlin is a glowing testament to Germany’s incredible post-unification transformation, and a prophecy—in the eyes of the German elite—of Germany’s future.

During the Cold War, Berlin was a divided, dilapidated city. Since 1989, however, it has become one of Europe’s most vibrant, wealthy, sophisticated and liberal cities. Berlin is cosmopolitan and multicultural—a city marinating in various cultures, races and religions. Time magazine in 2009 called Berlin Europe’s capital of “cool.”

All this matters because of the mentality and spirit behind Berlin’s stunning transformation. Berlin was created by German liberals and today is the epicenter of German liberalism. To Germany’s intellectual and political class, the city of Berlin—its culture, laws, atmosphere, politics and media—embodies what it means to be a post-unification German. That is, secular, sophisticated, tolerant, nonjudgmental, open-minded, multicultural, environmentally friendly.

Berlin is home to Germany’s leaders and trendsetters, the intellectual elite, people working in the mainstream media, members of the mainstream political parties, the nation’s top journalists, professors, artists and politicians


Berlin and Merkel Will Survive This Attack, Too
Bloomberg

The incident and its aftermath won't, however, destroy the spirit of this vital, unsentimental, vastly tolerant and wildly mischievous city. Berlin will mourn, as it often has, and it will move on as it has always done.


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Angela Merkel leads Europe’s fight for liberal values
Financial Times

 

It is certainly a moment in history when a German chancellor assumes this role. Seven decades after the destruction of Nazi Germany, Berlin is once more in a position to contemplate global leadership, albeit cautiously. This is a tribute to the country’s transformation since 1945, to its ranking as an economic superpower, and its primacy in the European Union.

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“We scoured Europe to find the most current, independent-feeling neighbourhoods. The destinations on the list are exciting areas, unspoiled by commercialism, where locals love to hang out. They offer an eclectic range of food and entertainment away from more established areas”.

“You’ll be pleased to know that we didn’t base the ranking on beard-to-face and pints of craft beer ratios. Instead, we looked at everything from independent coffee shops and vintage fashion outposts to the local creative culture – the things that set a hip destination apart from the rest of the pack”.

 

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Forbes Travel Guide's 12 Top Destinations Of 2017

 

 

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(1.) Berlin can tell you exactly what having a moment feels like. The German capital city is still in the midst of one that has lasted a solid three years. While locals will say their hometown has been cool all along, a perfectly timed confluence of hotel openings, new restaurants and cultural happenings made Berlin an impossible-to-ignore destination for global travelers.

The following cities, a mixture of once-fabled places starting to regain their mojo and budding spots that are just getting their feet wet chosen by our Forbes Travel Guide editors, are all aiming to become 2017’s version of Berlin, and they’re doing it with a host of hotel debuts, a slew of exciting events and the aroma of just-opened kitchens.

 

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THE BEST PLACES FOR GAY TRAVEL 2016 MY PICKS!
Best Gay City
BERLIN

 

As my adopted home, Berlin makes it to the top of every one of my lists—it’s great for foodies, for budget travellers, for luxury travellers, for sex tourism, for hipsters and for film fanatics. The other options on GayCities’ list of best cities are decent, but honestly: Berlin has a bit of something for everyone. New York City and Chicago are probably at the top of my list for best USA gay destinations, but with early closing times for the nightlife, it’s hard to really top Berlin.


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Best Cities to Live as a Struggling Artist


Berlin – Rank 1


We dug around for weeks and Berlin consistently came up on top. Designers, artists, photographers, entrepreneurs, this is the single best place in the world to be right now if you’re not rolling in money, need to be in a world class city, have access to top of the line funding, be in the heart of an incredible creative community and be surrounded by beautiful people who love to support new fashion designers. Berlin has it all. No other city quite compares to Berlin’s characteristic mix of cool, accessible and affordable. And did we mention that Germany is among the most socially supportive countries in the world. The country itself is structured so that no one falls through the cracks, not even a starving artist like you. What we’re trying to tell you is, pack your bags right now and move to Berlin. You won’t regret it.

 

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The world’s Top 5 music cities, picked by De La Soul

 

5: Berlin, Germany

Germany has such great music. Coming from the US, a lot of people know bands like Kraftwerk, who are not from Berlin, but they’re a great German band. 

I love how the city of Berlin, along with the rest of Germany, respect their own artists. I love that you could go there and find that the majority of music that’s being be played on the radio would have to be German. I really respect that. 

The movement of music that has come out of Berlin is so strong. It’s had a big history of people recording there, like David Bowie and Iggy Pop. It’s also amazing from a hip hop standpoint there and how much they appreciate hip hop, and not only hip hop music but their own music too. I recall being younger and people from the States who were in the army would come back from Germany and say: “Yo man, they really know their music there. They know all of our music, and then some.” They’ve got great taste in music.

Berlin is a really diverse place for music. They have techno and electro. They have hip hop, a heavy metal scene. All those things jumble together.

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Will Pax Germania replace Pax Americana?
L.A. Times

 

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But that isn’t stopping Merkel from adopting a leadership role. She is taking a hard line with Britian, demanding that London accede to the principle of freedom of movement for workers in its Brexit agreement. At the same time, her economic minister, Sigmar Gabriel, is touting opportunities for collaboration with Asia and China. (Chinese Premier Li Keqiang responded quickly: Berlin and Beijing, he said, should “safeguard the existing international system through trade and investment liberalization.”)

 

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