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Turkey: Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany denounces interventions in the academic freedom

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25Nov2016


Student numbers at record high: HRK calls for consolidation of Higher Education Pact

Responding to the record student figures just released, the HRK has called for improved financing of studies, including the period beyond the current Higher Education Pact. The figure of 2.8 million students for the current winter semester, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office, is the highest ever. The number of newly enrolled students has also passed the half-million mark once again this year. With 505,910 new students in their first semester at university, the number once more exceeds the forecast by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK). HRK President Horst Hippler said: “The figures document the continued readiness of universities to offer a study place to as many young people as possible. Time and again, the Higher Education Pact has made a crucial contribution to the universities’ ability to create the necessary capacities in recent years."

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17Nov2016


HRK calls for European Education, Science and Innovation Community

“The European Union's current crisis demands new political thinking and action,” says the President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), Prof Dr Horst Hippler. “Europe is looking for supports to shore up the ailing unification process. It must confront the enormous challenges evident not only in the fields of business, research and innovation, but also, and especially, in the area of education and culture. This is shown by the political tensions in Europe connected with the influx of refugees, the rise of populist parties and Brexit.” The HRK General Assembly made a statement last week calling for European strategy for innovation, science, education and culture worthy of that name.

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17Nov2016


HRK President on the situation in Turkey:
Unacceptable encroachment on academic freedoms

The president of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), Prof Dr Horst Hippler, said the following in Berlin today regarding the recent developments at Turkish universities:"German universities strongly condemn the unacceptable encroachment on the freedom of academia, research and teaching by the Turkish State."

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