HRK Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Die Stimme der Hochschulen

Alliance of Science Organisations on the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU

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International researchers: new leaflet provides information on residence permits

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HRK survey reveals: universities are committed to education and training for refugees

German universities are actively committed to the provision of education and further training for the growing number of refugees in Germany. This was revealed by a recent survey carried out by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) among the 16 State Rectors' Conferences in the German Länder. Over 60 universities reported on their activities, which range from information events on studying at university and preparing for student life to legal advice, German classes, psychosocial support and help with finding accommodation.



Agreement Signed on German-Japanese Cooperation

On 26 June in Tokyo, the HRK and its Japanese partner organisations – the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU), the Japan Association of Public Universities (JAPU) and the Federation of Japanese Private Colleges and Universities Associations (FJPCUA) – signed a German-Japanese framework agreement on university cooperation. The agreement contains recommendations for cooperation and academic mobility between universities in both countries for teaching, study, research and development. It also makes recommendations concerning the recognition of academic degrees and qualifications and the admission of German and Japanese students and doctoral candidates to university programmes.



HRK President says BMBF initiative encourages the right approach

The HRK President has applauded the BMBF for "encouraging the right approach" with its initiative "Starke Fachhochschulen - Impuls für die Region" ("Strong universities of applied sciences – Impetus for the region"). Horst Hippler said, "This new initiative, which was launched today, highlights the significance of the research carried out at universities of applied sciences for the regions. The universities of applied sciences are particularly important partners for the regional economy. I am pleased to see the Federal Government using this new funding programme to acknowledge this role and foster its development.