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HRK Recommends Standards for Academic Franchising
20.11.2013

HRK Recommends Standards for Academic Franchising

The German Rectors' Conference (HRK) has approved guidelines for the franchising of university courses. One speaks of franchising in the university environment when university programmes of study are ...

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Study Place Exchange Back Online
02.09.2013

Study Place Exchange Back Online

Still looking for the right course of study? The nationwide ‘Study Place Exchange’ is back online, providing prospective students with information on the latest availability for places at universities...

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HRK President on recommendations by German Council of Science and Humanities: Yes to ‘Future 2022’ (Zukunftspakt) – top priority after Bundestag elections
15.07.2013

HRK President on recommendations by German Council of Science and Humanities: Yes to ‘Future 2022’ (Zukunftspakt) – top priority after Bundestag elections

“An appropriate ensemble of well-coordinated measures that will strengthen the German academic system overall.” This was the verdict of Professor Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors’ Confer...

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More financial, legal and creative leeway for higher education institutions: HRK responds to EU Commission Communication on Internationalisation
11.07.2013

More financial, legal and creative leeway for higher education institutions: HRK responds to EU Commission Communication on Internationalisation

“German higher education institutions have to become even more international. We must not lose sight of this goal despite the record numbers of home students. The statement given today by the Europea...

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2013 Ars Legendi Prize goes to Darmstadt and Munich
24.06.2013

2013 Ars Legendi Prize goes to Darmstadt and Munich

The 2013 Ars Legendi Prize for “Teaching in the initial phase of study programmes” has been awarded to Professor Manfred Hampe of TU Darmstadt and Professor Stephan Lorenz of LMU Munich, both of whom ...

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Geisenheim University admitted to HRK
14.05.2013

Geisenheim University admitted to HRK

The HRK accepted Geisenheim University as a new member at its General Meeting in Nuremberg. The HRK now has 268 member higher education institutions.

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Annual Meeting of the HRK in Nuremberg
13.05.2013

Annual Meeting of the HRK in Nuremberg

The HRK is meeting in Nuremberg at the invitation of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Over 160 higher education institutions will be represented by their heads and senior managers. T...

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Open to change, but still critical: study examines teacher satisfaction with the goals and implementation of the European university reform
18.04.2013

Open to change, but still critical: study examines teacher satisfaction with the goals and implementation of the European university reform

Teaching staff at German higher education institutions identify with the objectives of the Bologna Process but see plenty of scope for improvement when it comes to practical implementation. These are ...

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HRK on “quality initiative for teacher training”
12.04.2013

HRK on “quality initiative for teacher training”

The decision by the GWK to launch in a “quality initiative” for the training of university teachers was expressly welcomed by HRK President Horst Hippler: “The funding from this initiative will provid...

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HRK President on today’s agreement between the Federal Government and federal states: increase to Higher Education Pact barely sufficient
12.04.2013

HRK President on today’s agreement between the Federal Government and federal states: increase to Higher Education Pact barely sufficient

Following the agreement of the federal states and the Federal Government on the increase to the Higher Education Pact II., HRK President Professor Horst Hippler commented: “Initially, the agreement co...

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HRK President: Constitutional reform should remain on the agenda
31.01.2013

HRK President: Constitutional reform should remain on the agenda

“The federal states are responsible for the future of our higher education institutions. With this in mind, the states must either agree to an amendment to Article 91b of the Basic Law or seek an alte...

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Joint conference of the HRK and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW): universities and student services commit to diversity in the student body
23.01.2013

Joint conference of the HRK and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW): universities and student services commit to diversity in the student body

At the conference “Yes to diversity”, organised by the HRK’s Project nexus and the German National Association for Student Affairs (DSW), around 200 participants from higher education institutions and...

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