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HRK President supports March for Science

HRK President supports March for Science

HRK President Horst Hippler has expressed his support for the March for Science again this year. “As a researcher and as a representative of the universities, I will be participating with great conviction. I would like to express my respect and gratitude to the organisers of this true grass-roots movement for their commitment,” Hippler said. He went on to say, “The freedom of science, research and teaching must be actively championed and fought for again and again. In many regions of the world, it is perpetually curtailed or endangered. However, the fact that it is also being attacked in a number of democratically constituted states, that anti-science tendencies seem to be on the rise even in Germany, especially concerns us.

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Doctoral degrees offered in cooperation between universities and companies: HRK and German industry formulate basic principles

Doctoral degrees offered in cooperation between universities and companies: HRK and German industry formulate basic principles

Germany’s universities and industry representatives have formulated a set of guidelines which must apply whenever companies and universities collaborate to offer the opportunity to do a doctoral degree. The joint statement by the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), the Federation of German Industries, the HRK and the Stifterverband underlines the fact that doctoral degrees may only be conferred by universities defined as having this legal right. Academic standards apply in full to all doctoral degrees.

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Ulrich Radtke re-elected as Spokesperson of the Universities in the HRK

Ulrich Radtke re-elected as Spokesperson of the Universities in the HRK

The Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof Dr Ulrich Radtke, will remain the Spokesperson of the Universities Member Group of the HRK. The Member Group confirmed him for a second two-year term of office, ending on 31 July 2020. Radtke, who is a geographer, has been Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2008.

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