Joint statement of six university associations

14. December 2021

Together with the American Council on Education, Universities Australia, Universities Canada, Universities New Zealand and Universities UK International, the HRK has formulated a joint statement on supporting and promoting international collaboration:

„As the major convening higher education associations in our respective countries, our organisations work together to support and promote international collaboration. However, we recognise that such collaborations may carry a degree of risk, and sometimes raise legitimate national security considerations. We are committed to engaging with and responding to such concerns on behalf of, and in concert with, our member institutions. Our organisations are working together to better understand how to address these challenges, while remaining committed to helping our member institutions to realise the opportunities related to internationalisation. This statement sets out how we plan to work together towards this aim.”