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New Entry Order Also Damaging to Research

New Entry Order Also Damaging to Research

“The US President’s new entry order also aims to discriminate against a large number of people based on their origins”, said HRK President Horst Hippler on hearing of the newly formulated entry ban. “This includes many students and researchers. This not only means considerable restrictions for those directly affected, but also foments a general atmosphere of distrust of foreigners. That endangers the open-mindedness that is of crucial importance to universities. I therefore support the renewed Protest by the European University Association (EUA), whose members include the HRK and many German universities”.

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Worldwide boom in post-secondary education

Worldwide boom in post-secondary education

As the knowledge-based society grows, so too does the global requirement for academics and highly trained professional staff. The rising demand for higher education and growing worldwide economic competition are putting governments under enormous pressure and resulting in rapid rates of change in education systems throughout the world. This includes the expansion of existing institutions and an increase, in some cases a surge, in the establishment of new institutions. This boom has given rise to national post secondary education systems that are heterogeneous and diverse in themselves. What is missing are long-term strategies and coherent development. That is the result of a study commissioned by the Körber Foundation, “Responding to Massification: Differentiation in Postsecondary Education Worldwide” by the Boston College.

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German Rectors' Conference and German Library Association emphatically welcome draft reform of copyright law

German Rectors' Conference and German Library Association emphatically welcome draft reform of copyright law

The reform of copyright law drafted by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and currently under discussion is emphatically welcomed by the HRK and the German Library Association e.V. (dbv). The research-friendly changes envisaged are an appropriate response to the increasing digitalisation of research, teaching and methods of lifelong learning, the resultant innovative usage possibilities and new technical conditions. There is the serious risk of Germany falling behind without appropriate reforms in support of education, research, teaching and instruction. Much to their dismay, the HRK and dbv realise that shareholders in the publishing sector are making false and misleading allegations in an attempt to block this legislative reform.

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