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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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German Rectors' Conference worldwide active

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2014 Ars Legendi Prize goes to Frankfurt am Main and Hohenheim

The 2014 Ars Legendi Prize for Research-Based Learning has been awarded to Pro f.Dr. Martin Blum at the University of Hohenheim and Prof. Dr. Daniela Elsner at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Both have been honoured for their outstanding and innovative contributions to higher education teaching. The prize is presented not only in recognition of excellent educational and teaching skills and the support and advice given to students, but also the fact that the recipients have promoted the ongoing development of higher education teaching in the area of research-based learning outside their own teaching commitments.

The chairperson of the jury, Prof. Dr. Holger Burckhardt, Vice-President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), said:

"Professor Blum was recognised for his project 'Humboldt reloaded'. Through this project, the University of Hohenheim enables students in all faculties and courses to participate in research projects. This allows un...



The relaxation of the ban on cooperation by the Bundestag is a step in the right direction

HRK President Prof. Dr. Hippler calls upon the federal states to act

"We are now closer to our objective of securing the future of the further education system in Germany," said Professor Dr. Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors' Conference in Berlin, welcoming the decision taken yesterday by the Bundestag to relax the "ban on cooperation".

Agreement from the members has brought an amendment to article 91 b of the Basic Law one step closer. This will allow the federal government to contribute to university funding on an institutional basis. In the past this had only been possible as part of special programmes and tightly defined projects.

"Allowing the federal government to fund teaching at all our universities in the long term will make it possible to pursue key higher education policy objectives which the federal states would be unable to afford on their own," explained HRK President Hippler.



German Rectors’ Conference publishes reader on the potential and problems of MOOCs

"We must identify the potential and the problems of MOOCs and decide on this basis whether they offer added value for individual universities," says HRK President Horst Hippler. To assist universities within this process of orientation and decision-making, HRK now publishes its MOOC-Reader in English. “Due to the importance of the subject and numerous requests of international partners we decided to make our MOOC-Reader available to a broader public,” explains the HRK President.