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HRK President on copyright law reform: Digitalisation without compromise
23.06.2017

HRK President on copyright law reform: Digitalisation without compromise

“If Members of the Bundestag genuinely want to advance digitalisation and promote German research, they must not cross the red lines drawn by the universities,” said HRK President Horst Hippler, refer...

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Quality of higher education under threat
09.06.2017

Quality of higher education under threat

Worldwide, the demand for an academic education continues to grow. The result is the rapid expansion of higher education institutions; the private sector, in particular, is booming. In countries throu...

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Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council
18.05.2017

Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council

Around 50 presidents of leading universities from around the whole world will assemble for the second Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council from 7 to 9 June 2017. At the invitation of the H...

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HRK model for future university funding: “Two pillars plus"
11.05.2017

HRK model for future university funding: “Two pillars plus"

The HRK has called for higher education funding that stays abreast of the high demand for study places and concurrently secures internationally competitive frameworks for research and teaching at univ...

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HRK: No institutionalised programme funding for teaching
09.05.2017

HRK: No institutionalised programme funding for teaching

The idea of an independent organisation for funding higher education teaching was rejected by the General Assembly of the HRK. The German Council of Science and Humanities had recommended the week bef...

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Worldwide boom in post-secondary education
22.02.2017

Worldwide boom in post-secondary education

As the knowledge-based society grows, so too does the global requirement for academics and highly trained professional staff. The rising demand for higher education and growing worldwide economic comp...

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Science is International
03.02.2017

Science is International

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 S...

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HRK clearing system for study places opens on 1 February
30.01.2017

HRK clearing system for study places opens on 1 February

German universities will once again provide centralised information about available study places. The clearing system for study places provided by the HRK will allow people interested in studying to f...

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