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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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.



HRK warns of additional burden for universities through new admission procedure

"The costs of the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) must not be passed on to universities. The responsibility lies with the federal states," says HRK-President Horst Hippler on the occasion of tomorrows´s meeting of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The amendment of the interstate agreement on a common institution for university admissions is on the agenda.



HRK on the "Quality Offensive in Teacher Training": the first step towards better funding has been taken

"The HRK has been emphasising for some time that teacher training is not being adequately funded," explained the HRK Vice-President for Teaching and Studying, Holger Burckhart, after today's publication of the first decisions on the "Quality Offensive in Teacher Training" by the federal and state governments. "There is now some movement with regard to funding with the initial decisions now having been published. Politicians have therefore recognised the importance of teacher training for the entire educational system in Germany. We hope that the number of people funded will increase significantly in the next round and that there will be a broader regional distribution."