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Vienna
Monday, October 22, 2018
international education

Ditch the Textbooks

The Holy Trinity of a formal education is classroom, exam, diploma. This model is being challenged all over the world Ten-year-old Mohammed sits cross-legged in his family’s tent in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It is 2013 and he is...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Right in the heart of Europe there is a country where four languages are spoken as a matter of course. It...
What are British expats in Vienna saying about the potential impact of Brexit? These are trying times for the EU: with thousands of refugees straining the capacity to help, old alliances are threatened and tempers are frayed. At the same...
Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared culture All great empires leave an architectural footprint. It’s a portrait of a kind that tells us...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Ah, the mountainous microstate sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, the principality on the Rhine, the constitutional monarchy with a sordid history...
Land-bound at the center of the continent, the Hungarians feel both forlorn and pivotal in the story of Europe – a country where devastation, genius and endurance have gone hand in hand The existence, the very survival, of the Hungarian...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them An Austrian Kabarettist recently put it this way: “We Austrians have a permanent inferiority complex, we think the Germans are better...
The Brexit referendum will set a new precedent. Those who expect special treatment may be in for a surprise. The year is 2018 and the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. After an overwhelming majority of...
As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed. On a pleasant summer’s day in July of 1977, several dozen people gathered in the Cemetery of St. George, in Geneva, for the unveiling...
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