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Negotiations continue between DEAL and Wiley

Negotiations continue between DEAL and Wiley

Project DEAL representatives from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and representatives of publishing house Wiley announced their continued negotiations on a future-oriented model for the publishing and reading of scientific literature. Afterwards, the spokesperson for the project steering committee, Horst Hippler, President of the HRK, and Guido F. Herrmann, Managing Director of Wiley-VCH, spoke of a good atmosphere and constructive, focused talks. They said that nevertheless, due to the complexity of the subject matter, the negotiations would still take some time.

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New instrument for pooling excellence – Green light for first Max Planck Schools

New instrument for pooling excellence – Green light for first Max Planck Schools

Germany is to be given a new brand of graduate education with powerful international appeal: in 2018, three Max Planck Schools will embark on a five-year pilot phase. Each of the schools will combine the excellence spread across Germany into an innovative field of research. This intelligent networking is designed to further improve the visibility of German science in international competition, in order to attract outstanding early career researchers from across the world.

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One month today until the Bundestag election: HRK surveys the parties

One month today until the Bundestag election: HRK surveys the parties

The German Rectors' Conference (HRK) has documented the higher education policy positions of the parties in the Bundestag election on its website. The answers to ten election touchstone questions have been placed side by side with each other to enable direction comparison between them. The HRK surveyed all the parties that have a realistic chance of gaining representation in the next Bundestag.

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