Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, HRK Vice President for International Affairs and former Rector of the University of Bremen, in his capacity as Vice President has assumed office as acting president of the German Rectors' Conference on April 1, 2023. He takes over on an interim basis from Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt, who has made his office available prematurely, and will hold this position until a new HRK President is elected. The election is scheduled for the 36th HRK General Assembly on May 9, 2023 in Trier.
Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt had been president of the HRK since August 1, 2018, and was re-elected for a second and final term in April 2021. Alt left office early on March 31 to take on responsibility for setting up a new science foundation in Berlin.