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

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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.



The First Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council: Shared Values as a Guide for the Global Development of Universities

There must be a shared basic understanding of core issues concerning universities that transcends countries and continents. Only on this basis can universities continue to play their key role in progressing research, society and the economy. This was the conclusion of the 50 university leaders from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa who met at the KörberForum for the first Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council at the invitation of the HRK, the Körber Foundation and Universität Hamburg.



EU compromise on Juncker Plan (EFSI) places burden on research funding - partial success for universities

HRK President Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler described the agreement reached today by the EU Commission, EU Parliament and European Council to compromise on financing for the so-called Juncker Plan as “bad news for Europe.” The Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation will have its budget cut by €2.2 billion between 2016 and 2020 so that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) can receive more funding. The European Commission initially proposed cuts of €2.7 billion.