HRK Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Die Stimme der Hochschulen

International researchers: new leaflet provides information on residence permits

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HRK Research Map: Institutional research priorities at German universities

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13Jan2015


Attack on the Freedom of Thought and Speech: Universities Declare Solidarity

Against the background of the terrorist attacks in France, leading members of the Polish and German Rectors' Conferences have affirmed their solidarity with France and with their French colleagues. At a meeting of the French (CPU and Cdefi), Polish (KRASP) and German (HRK) Rectors' Conferences in Paris, the Rectors expressed their profound shock at the "attack on liberty". Presidents Wieslaw Banys (KRASP), Jean-Marie Chesneaux (Cdefi), Jean-Loup Salzmann (CPU) and Horst Hippler (HRK) also visited Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research, and Geneviève Fioraso, the Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, to offer their condolences.

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9Jan2015


HRK President welcomes improvement in basic funding for universities in Baden-Württemberg

HRK President Horst Hippler has hailed the signing of the university funding contract in Baden-Württemberg as an important message. Under the agreement, basic university funding in the federal state will be increased by over EUR 1.5 billion over the next five years. "With this significant improvement to basic funding, university financing is at last reflecting the reality of increasing energy, staff and infrastructure costs," said Professor Hippler. "Baden-Württemberg is sending a very important message which other federal states should heed."

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19Dec2014


HRK President speaks out on government funding of education: Ongoing adjustment still required to reflect demand and reality

By passing the 25th law to amend the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG), the Bundesrat has agreed to improve funding for students. HRK-President Horst Hippler, commented: "With the draft legislation of the Federal Government agreed today by the Bundesrat, the German Federal Training Assistance Act will better reflect the reality for students. The increase of the basic maintenance rates and the income allowances, the closing of funding gaps between Bachelor's and Master's degrees and the improvement in funding for studying abroad are all important steps. However, this adjustment must happen more often than every six or seven years, as is currently the case."

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