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HRK Vice-Presidents Ulrike Beisiegel and Holger Burckhart re-elected

HRK Vice-Presidents Ulrike Beisiegel and Holger Burckhart re-elected

The General Assembly of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) confirmed Prof Dr Ulrike Beisiegel and Prof Dr Holger Burckhart in office. Ulrike Beisiegel, President of the University of Göttingen, has been HRK Vice-President for Management and Governance since 2012. Holger Burckhart is the Rector of the University of Siegen and became HRK Vice-President for Teaching, Learning, Teacher Education and Lifelong Learning in 2012.

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Prize for Higher Education Communication 2017 in Potsdam: Social responsibility in difficult times

Prize for Higher Education Communication 2017 in Potsdam: Social responsibility in difficult times

The Prize for Higher Education Communication 2017 was awarded to the University of Cologne and its Communications & Marketing Department. The theme of this year's prize was “Knowledge for society: communicating current higher education research”. The prize, endowed by the Robert Bosch Foundation with €25,000, is awarded by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and publisher ZEIT jointly with the Foundation. HRK President Horst Hippler said in his welcome address that the theme had been a deliberate choice in view of the massive success of populists, also in western democracies including Germany.

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DEAL and Springer Nature: First results of the negotiation

DEAL and Springer Nature: First results of the negotiation

Project DEAL of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and the publisher Springer Nature are negotiating a forward-looking model for publishing and reading scientific literature. After the latest meeting, the spokesman for the DEAL Project Steering Committee and President of the University Rectors Conference, Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, and Dagmar Laging, Vice President Institutional Sales Europe at Springer Nature, commented that they have already achieved some alignment on principle questions.

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