North America


The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) works together closely with a large number of partner organizations in both the United States and Canada.

Furthering exchange on current issues in higher education, the HRK meets with representatives of the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of American Universities (AUU). Reflecting its dedication to the transatlantic partnership, the HRK also has a seat on the board of the German-American Fulbright Commission.

As an associated member, the HRK also participates in the annual convention of the GAIN-network. GAIN is the German Academic International Network. The convention takes place each September and is held in either Boston or San Francisco.

In Canada, Universities Canada is the most important partner for the HRK.

Science is international

3 February 2017 Together with eight other German science organisations, the HRK has commented on the immigration ban into the United States, which applies to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. Especially in times of international crises, science is a valuable link between nations, which must be protected with great urgency. The German Scientific Organizations call upon the U.S. government to immediately repeal the immigration ban. More