HRK Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Die Stimme der Hochschulen

HRK Research Map: Institutional research priorities at German universities

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German Rectors' Conference worldwide active

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HRK Executive Board with two new members

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4Apr2014


Dieter Lenzen continues as spokesperson of HRK Universities Members' Group

The Universities Members' Group of the HRK has re-elected Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen as its spokesperson. He has served in this role since 2012 and as such is also a member of the seven-person Executive Board. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke, Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2008, was elected as his deputy.

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4Apr2014


HRK Universities Members' Group: draft Higher Education Act for North Rhine-Westphalia is ill-advised

The Universities Members' Group of the HRK has studied in detail the draft higher education act ('Hochschulzukunftsgesetz') of 25 March 2014 for North Rhine-Westphalia and has consulted with experts in tertiary education law. The Universities Members' Group is deeply concerned at the attempt by the state to encroach on academic freedom with regard to both research and teaching.

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4Apr2014


HRK on the lifting of the cooperation ban

The Universities Members' group and the President of the HRK are calling on the Federal Government, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat to implement without delay the statement in the coalition agreement relating to a federal contribution to the basic funding of the universities (Section 1.2). The HRK is also calling for an increase in overheads for publicly financed external funding projects to at least 25% (similar to the rules at EU level).

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