At its meeting in Trier yesterday, the General Assembly of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) approved the admission of the University of Television and Film Munich. The University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing Dresden was also newly admitted as a new member of the HRK. This means that the HRK currently has 271 members.
Founded in 1966, the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München) offers a comprehensive education in design, film craft, media economics and media science. Around 350 students are currently enrolled.
The University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing Dresden was founded in 1991. The part-time and full-time study programmes range from social work to childhood education and nursing to Protestant religious and community education. Currently, a good 860 students are enrolled.
The German Rectors’ Conference is a voluntary association of public and state-accredited universities in Germany. More than 90 percent of all students in Germany are enrolled at HRK member institutions. This makes the HRK the voice of the universities in dialogue with politicians and the public and the central forum for opinion-forming in the higher education system. The HRK deals with all issues relating to the role and tasks of universities in academia and society, especially teaching and learning, research, innovation and transfer, academic further training, internationalisation, and university self-administration and governance.