Call for higher education reforms

Germany“One of Germany’s leading universities has been merged with a former nuclear research institute. Baden-Württemberg’s Council of Ministers adopted a law last Tuesday creating the foundations for the new Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), combining the University of Karlsruhe with the Research Centre Karlsruhe. ‘The KIT is a move to overcome universities and extra-university institutions engaging in research in parallel,’ says Baden-Württemberg’s Chief Minister Günther Oettinger. ‘This is the first merger of a national large-scale research establishment with a university, and its result is the biggest research and teaching institution in Germany’ …” (more)

[Michael Gardner, University World News, 12 April]

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