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Parties slammed for lack of detail on EU research

The manifestos of Germany’s main parties show an alarming lack of detail on research policy at EU level, the country’s rectors have said.

The HRK, Germany’s association of rectors, has conducted a survey among the German parties represented in the federal parliament on their stances regarding higher education and research in the EU. The HRK expressed its disappointment with the results.

The group’s president, Peter-André Alt, said that concrete and specific proposals were lacking from all responses given by the parties. For example, he said, the question of whether universities need stronger representation at EU level elicited no firm opinions.

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