Education and science



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With its diverse higher-educational landscape, Lower Saxony offers students an abundance of promising opportunities for study. The state's universities, polytechnics (Universities of Applied Sciences), colleges of the arts and vocational academies all have their own characteristic profiles.

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Lower Saxony's research landscape has a great deal to offer. The area known as the 'research triangle' – encompassing Brunswick, Göttingen and Hannover – is one of Europe's most eminent regions for research and development.

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Knowledge and technology transfer

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Contact with higher-education establishments and research facilities is especially important for SMEs: companies who do not want (or cannot afford) a large R&D department of their own are often reliant on input from the scientific community. Knowledge transfer is not, however, a one-way street.

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Lower Saxony occupies one of the top spots in Germany's library landscape. This is chiefly attributable to improvements in customer service and investment in equipment (both hardware and software), Internet infrastructure and digital media technology.

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