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Science is International

Science is International

Together with eight other German science organisations, the HRK has commented on the immigration ban into the United States, which applies to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. Especially in times of international crises, science is a valuable link between nations, which must be protected with great urgency. The German Scientific Organizations call upon the U.S. government to immediately repeal the immigration ban.

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HRK clearing system for study places opens on 1 February

HRK clearing system for study places opens on 1 February

German universities will once again provide centralised information about available study places. The clearing system for study places provided by the HRK will allow people interested in studying to find courses that still have study places available for the 2017 summer semester. Since last year, the clearing system has started at the beginning of February, because even by then admission procedures at some universities are so far advanced that processing of subsequent offers – the so-called “move-up process” – is complete. Other universities will reach that stage some time in the coming week.

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A new political concept for Europe: An Education, Research and Innovation community

A new political concept for Europe: An Education, Research and Innovation community

The HRK calls for a European education, research and innovation community. More than 100 university leaders will meet with high-ranking representatives of the EU institutions for an ‘EU Strategy Day’ in Brussels. HRK President Professor Horst Hippler said in Berlin today: "The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, is right: The European Union is in the middle of an existential crisis. Now is not the time for "business as usual". In Europe, education, research and innovation are our most important resources and our key asset. Education and culture is a strong, perhaps the strongest, glue for European society."

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