DAAD and HRK criticise new visa rules in USA
14.07.2020

DAAD and HRK criticise new visa rules in USA

German students in the USA are facing an uncertain future due to the new visa rules in the coronavirus crisis. The US immigration agency ICE had announced last week that foreign students who were...

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University of Chicago and HRK to host Freedom of Expression Conference
24.06.2020

University of Chicago and HRK to host Freedom of Expression Conference

The University of Chicago and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) will present a virtual conference on free expression. “Freedom of Expression: On the Culture of Debate at Universities” will examine...

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Important federal aid for students experiencing difficulties
30.04.2020

Important federal aid for students experiencing difficulties

The HRK, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW) welcome the plans of the federal government to support students experiencing...

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HRK President on the summer semester
20.04.2020

HRK President on the summer semester

HRK-President Peter-André Alt has made the following statement regarding the upcoming summer semester: “In the coming days, the lecture period will begin at many universities under very unusual...

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HRK Executive Board: Vital to press ahead with internationalisation even in times of crisis – Guidelines and standards for international university cooperation
07.04.2020

HRK Executive Board: Vital to press ahead with internationalisation even in times of crisis – Guidelines and standards for international university cooperation

International cooperation is indispensable to German universities. Standards are needed for this cooperation that enable sustainable interaction, in particular with partners from nations with...

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Universities and the coronavirus pandemic: Minimising disadvantages particularly for students and early career researchers and continuing with research
24.03.2020

Universities and the coronavirus pandemic: Minimising disadvantages particularly for students and early career researchers and continuing with research

In view of the postponements of the lecture timetables now approved by all federal states and the uncertainty surrounding the required length of these measures, the HRK is calling for a differentiated...

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