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University leaders from Japan and Germany: Cooperation and exchange between universities and society is key, but rules must be clear

University leaders from Japan and Germany: Cooperation and exchange between universities and society is key, but rules must be clear

Cooperation and exchange between universities and society is key for the development of future-oriented universities, but it must remain true to the universities’ fundamental mission, and the rules must be clear. This was the conclusion arrived at by the delegates to the fourth joint symposium of the Japan Committee of Universities for International Exchange (JACUIE), the HRK and the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) held in Tokyo on 26/27 April 2018. A total of 160 experts from Japan and Germany – including 65 university leaders – discussed how universities in both countries could cooperate with society, business and industry in an effective and mutually beneficial way without giving up their original mission in research and teaching.

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HRK President comments on EU financial framework until 2027: right direction, however vested rights still too protected

HRK President comments on EU financial framework until 2027: right direction, however vested rights still too protected

This week, the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU financial framework for the years between 2021 to 2027. It envisages providing the next EU research and innovation funding programme "Horizon Europe" with 100 billion euros and doubling the mobility programme Erasmus+, which is highly regarded throughout Europe, to a volume of 30 billion euros. HRK-President Horst Hippler stated his views on this: "By doing this, the European Commission is strengthening the areas of research, education and student mobility. These are very welcome investments in the future of Europe.

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European High-Level summit meeting on Open Access negotiations

European High-Level summit meeting on Open Access negotiations

Upon invitation by Horst Hippler, president of the HRK, a high-level summit meeting was held yesterday in Berlin in the presence of Robert-Jan Smits, the recently appointed Open Access envoy of the EU.

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