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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