The German academic landscape has changed radically in recent years. Both in teaching and in research, it’s opened its doors to foreign talent. Today, universities, research institutes, and industry have a lot to offer: free tuition, scholarships and research funding, and a booming job market. There are challenges. The language is as hard to learn as the culture’s oddities. But jumping the hurdles is worth it. ZEIT, Germany’s leading weekly newspaper, covers education and much more. This inaugural issue of ZEIT Germany – available at worldwide locations of the German Academic Exchange Service, the Goethe-Institut, and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, to name just a few – guides you through studying, researching, and working in the country.