HRK Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Die Stimme der Hochschulen

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

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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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Presidents of the German and the British Rectors' Conferences: Protest against Horizon 2020 cuts

In a joint article published today in the "Financial Times", the HRK and Universities UK (UUK) have protested against cuts to Horizon 2020, the EU research programme. The Presidents of the two organisations, Professor Dr. Horst Hippler and Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, expressed their great concern that diverting €2.7 billion into the newly-created "European Funds for Strategic Investments" (EFSI) will weaken university-based research in Europe.



University presidents from all over the world meet in Hamburg

From 10 to 12 June 2015, around 50 presidents of leading universities from around the world will come together for the first time for the 2015 Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council. At the invitation of the HRK, the Körber Foundation and Universität Hamburg, the university leaders will spend two days in the KörberForum discussing a global understanding of the university. The public opening speech will be held by German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Universität Hamburg.



Inclusion in teacher education: Recommendation to teacher education on embracing diversity

The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany KMK and the HRK have concluded a joint recommendation for "educating teachers to embrace diversity". Teacher education should be developed so that future teachers are better prepared for the challenges arising from diversity in the classroom. "We know that dealing with diversity in the classroom places demands on teachers. Higher education institutions believe it is their responsibility to prepare teachers for this. This is their contribution to the success of inclusion in society as a whole," explains HRK president Horst Hippler.