Challenges and Future Prospects for the Internationalisation of German Universities – Annual Conference of the project HRK EXPERTISE Internationalisation
05.12.2018

Challenges and Future Prospects for the Internationalisation of German Universities – Annual Conference of the project HRK EXPERTISE Internationalisation

What are the current framework conditions and challenges for the internationalisation of German universities? How does the German higher education system compare with the rest of the world? What futur...

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Springer Nature and DEAL: Considerable progress in negotiations
04.12.2018

Springer Nature and DEAL: Considerable progress in negotiations

Springer Nature and Project DEAL of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany have made considerable progress in their negotiations on a groundbreaking model for publishing and reading scientif...

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New HRK data: drop in admission restrictions continues
22.11.2018

New HRK data: drop in admission restrictions continues

The number of courses subject to admission restrictions has fallen again slightly. This was revealed by the latest statistics from the HRK. In the current 2018/2019 winter semester, admission restrict...

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HRK recommendation towards a culture of sustainability at universities
07.11.2018

HRK recommendation towards a culture of sustainability at universities

HRK member universities affirmed their responsibility for sustainable development at their General Assembly. In doing so, they alluded to the guiding principle of the United Nations that humanity must...

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HRK Executive Board elections
06.11.2018

HRK Executive Board elections

The General Assembly of the HRK has elected two new members to the HRK Executive Board. Two Vice-Presidents were reappointed for a further two years.

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HRK Senate: Prevent publishing in “predatory journals”
02.10.2018

HRK Senate: Prevent publishing in “predatory journals”

In a statement issued today by the Senate of the HRK on so-called predatory publishers, the universities have affirmed their strong commitment to ensuring academic quality assurance. While the number ...

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HRK and French and Polish rectors’ conferences: “Distributed excellence” as a principle of European research and higher education policy
23.05.2018

HRK and French and Polish rectors’ conferences: “Distributed excellence” as a principle of European research and higher education policy

“Distributed excellence” should become the fundamental principle of European research and higher education policy. Institutions with strong research capabilities should not be concentrated at just a f...

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European High-Level summit meeting on Open Access negotiations
03.05.2018

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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HRK President comments on position paper by the German Council of Science and Humanities: clear divide between capacity safeguarding and quality assurance following Higher Education Pact
03.05.2018

HRK President comments on position paper by the German Council of Science and Humanities: clear divide between capacity safeguarding and quality assurance following Higher Education Pact

HRK-President Horst Hippler made the following comments on the position paper "University Education Following the 2020 Higher Education Pact" by the German Council of Science and Humanities: "In very ...

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HRK Guidelines on institutional attribution of research publications
24.04.2018

HRK Guidelines on institutional attribution of research publications

The attribution of research publications to a particular institution has a significant influence on this institution’s position in international rankings. For this reason, it is important for universi...

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HRK: Addressing information security challenges
24.04.2018

HRK: Addressing information security challenges

“Information security is a vital prerequisite for trust in research and scholarship, especially as digitisation progresses,” President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), Professor Dr Horst Hippl...

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Peter-André Alt to become new HRK President
24.04.2018

Peter-André Alt to become new HRK President

Professor Dr Peter-André Alt, President of the Free University of Berlin, is set to become the new President of the HRK as of 1 August. He was voted in for a three-year term of office by the General A...

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HRK protests against another attack on academic freedom in Hungary
18.04.2018

HRK protests against another attack on academic freedom in Hungary

“The recent publication of the names of members of the Central European University (CEU) in a Hungarian newspaper with close ties to the government is clearly an attempt at intimidation. I view this a...

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HRK President supports March for Science
13.04.2018

HRK President supports March for Science

HRK President Horst Hippler has expressed his support for the March for Science again this year. “As a researcher and as a representative of the universities, I will be participating with great convic...

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Ulrich Radtke re-elected as Spokesperson of the Universities in the HRK
16.03.2018

Ulrich Radtke re-elected as Spokesperson of the Universities in the HRK

The Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof Dr Ulrich Radtke, will remain the Spokesperson of the Universities Member Group of the HRK. The Member Group confirmed him for a second two-year te...

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