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HRK calls for prompt agreement between Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs on Accreditation

The President of the HRK called for the states to reach agreement as soon as possible on a framework for accreditation that provides legal certainty. His remarks were addressed to the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, the KMK, which had originally aimed to reach a treaty between the federal states on the matter last week. "Given that all the signs pointed to agreement in the run-up, the universities are understandably very concerned that the KMK has deferred the issue until December," said HRK President Horst Hippler after the meeting of the HRK Senate.



HRK Audit "Internationalisation of Universities": Positive results for the German higher education system seven years on

The award ceremony at which 26 universities* were presented with certificates marks the end of the project phase of the Audit “Internationalisation of Universities” by the HRK. Over a total of seven years 80 universities have undertaken the audit process as part of the project, funded by the BMBF. “The internationalisation of universities is of fundamental importance in safeguarding the global competitiveness of Germany as a research location,” says Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof Johanna Wanka. “The audit process has enabled us to gain important insights into the way in which universities can better adapt to international requirements. In this way the Audit 'Internationalisation of Universities' has had a positive overall impact on the entire German higher education system.”



German Federal Employment Agency, Confederation of German Employers' Associations and HRK on the inclusion of people with disabilities: Towards more self-determination in work and education

On the occasion of the joint event “Lebensverläufe– Inklusion praktisch” (Lifecourses – inclusion in practice), the German Federal Employment Agency (BA), the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) and the HRK have expressed their support for greater self-determination and independence for people with disabilities. The three organisations are in agreement that this will be a long-term social process. They are advocates of moving forward with a pragmatic approach, and breaking down ideological barriers.