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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

One month before the election for the 20th legislative period, the HRK has documented the higher education policy positions of the parties for the Bundestag election on its website. The answers to eight election touchstone questions have been placed side by side to enable direction comparison between them. The HRK surveyed all parties that are currently represented in the Bundestag and, according to election forecasts, have a realistic chance of entering the next Bundestag.

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HRK President appeals to students and employees: Get vaccinated now!

HRK President appeals to students and employees: Get vaccinated now!

On the occasion of the "Measures for Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic" adopted by the Federal Government and the states, HRK President Peter-André Alt said the following today: "All measures to control and manage the coronavirus situation will be based on the 3G rule from the autumn onwards, as the universities have already included in their plans for the winter semester. This is the only way to ensure a broader return to face-to-face study in a responsible manner."

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Striving for on-campus study, pushing vaccinations and observing the pandemic: HRK President looks ahead to the coming winter semester

Striving for on-campus study, pushing vaccinations and observing the pandemic: HRK President looks ahead to the coming winter semester

With a view to the end of the lecture period, HRK President Peter-André Alt spoke about the prospects for the next semester: "Once again, I want to explicitly acknowledge the great achievements of the universities in coping with the pandemic. Their goal now is to enable on-campus study again in the coming winter semester 2021/22, as far as the framework conditions allow."

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HRK President on European University Networks: Great potential, but insufficient support

HRK President on European University Networks: Great potential, but insufficient support

At today's strategy talk of university leaders with the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, the HRK President Peter-André Alt underlined the importance of the European University Networks for German universities: "There is enormous potential for universities in cross-border cooperation. It helps to strengthen the international competitiveness of German universities, secure academic freedoms in Europe and develop a European identity."

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Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age: Continued funding for successful networking

Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age: Continued funding for successful networking

BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funding for the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) - Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age - will be extended until the end of 2025. The productive, cross-university exchange between university members of various status groups will thus continue in established as well as further developed and new formats. The services offered by the Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age support universities in meeting the challenges of digitalisation. The focus is on students, teachers, support staff and university management.

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HRK Senate on prospects for the coming winter semester

HRK Senate on prospects for the coming winter semester

During another online meeting, the Senate of the HRK discussed the prospects for the 2021/22 winter semester in light of the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. "In view of the significant decrease in the number of infections and the widespread elimination of vaccination prioritisation, all those involved are increasingly hopeful that study conditions will gradually return to normal," said HRK President Peter-André Alt. "Universities want to take advantage of the newly available options for face-to-face lectures quickly and to the greatest extent possible."

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