HRK Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Die Stimme der Hochschulen

International researchers: new leaflet provides information on residence permits

Read more

HRK Research Map: Institutional research priorities at German universities

Read more

German Rectors' Conference worldwide active

Read more



Last-minute places still available: HRK university clearing system opens again on 1 March

As of 1 March, universities throughout Germany will again be posting details of course places that are still available on the clearing system operated by the HRK. Applicants who were unsuccessful in gaining a place for the summer semester 2015 can search for available places throughout the country on the online system. Universities update the information on a daily basis. More places will become available at short notice as accepted applicants decide not to take them up. This happens because people often apply to several universities or for several different courses and receive more than one offer, but then fail to notify in time the universities whose offers they do not take up.



Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany: Science needs an open-minded atmosphere

The current discussion surrounding immigration and asylum is moving society; it is keeping the media busy and challenging politics. Besides the fact that a demographically ageing society also needs immigration, a particular perspective applies for science, as it is and always has been international. Scientific knowledge does not respect national boundaries. The ideas of people from other cultures, religions and nationalities foster creative work and, in the final consequence, enrich us all.



HRK welcomes increase in basic funding for universities of applied sciences in Lower Saxony

HRK President Horst Hippler has welcomed plans by the state of Lower Saxony to increase basic funding for universities of applied sciences – a move which could allow a long-term increase in student places. "The long-term increase in annual basic funding gives universities of applied sciences more certainty in terms of planning," said Hippler, adding that this example should be followed by other states in Germany. Previously, most improvements in the range of courses on offer came within the framework of short-term programmes. Hippler also called on the state government to fully implement the announced further increase in basic funding.