Frankfurt is becoming increasingly international
Empirical data on migrants in the 2012 Education Report
The 2012 Education Report sees the presentation for the first time of an empirical review that provides a comprehensive portrayal of the Frankfurt education system and is at the start of a process of continual education reporting.
Frankfurt - City of Diversity © Petra Schaffer
In addition to basic parameters, such as population situation, social differentiation and economic infrastructure, the report also presents data relating to early years education and care, comprehensive and vocational schools, youth support schemes and further education. In its section on ‘Internationalisation of the Urban Society’ the report deals particularly with migrants in Frankfurt am Main.
For a long time this target group was neglected and not supported. It is clear that Frankfurt am Main is an international location for science, research and learning. The music academies and art colleges in the city and surrounding region also have an international reputation and international students and staff. The city’s cultural life has for years been an essential expression and a driving force of Frankfurt’s living diversity.
The education report indicates that nearly 39% of Frankfurt’s inhabitants are foreigners or have a background of migration. This includes children who through birth or naturalisation before their tenth birthday have gained German nationality as per the option model, people with another nationality, naturalised residents and ethnic German immigrants (if born after 1945 in a relevant country). Migrants of Turkish origin form the largest proportion of the foreign population.