Red Baron studied at the universities of Tübingen, Göttingen, and Munich. Well, Tübingen, 89, now ranks in front of Freiburg, 95. Göttingen, the stronghold of physics in the twenties of the last century, is only in 112th place while Munich's university climbed to rank 30.
When I passed Göttingen train station last weekend on my way to my annual class reunion I read below the station panel: Stadt, die Wissen schafft (A play on words: Göttingen, not a city of science but a city generating knowledge). Do they really need that advertising and will the claim help pushing the ranking of my former alma mater next year?
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Here on the lighter side I present a graffiti at a wall of Freiburg's university. I know about sexists but are there Sexistinnen, i.e., female sexists? Fact is that at Freiburg's university the number of female students, 52.6%, has surpassed the number of male students. In addition female students generally are more diligent and achieve better marks. Does this mean that they now show off with respect to their male colleagues? Was one of the latter frustrated when he demanded that female sexists should go home?