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Mr Old, to the number of students in Germany has grown to a record high of 2.87 million. The are too many?

no, I don't believe in an academic delusion. We should qualify all of the young people as well as possible. As long as the labour market absorbs the many students, running nothing wrong.

the Federal government and the countries are pressing ahead with the Expansion of study places, with their high-school Pact since 2007 in Grand style: 760 000 additional places are created. Up to the year 2023, the cost of 38 billion euros. The universities are satisfied with the Pact?

basically, it was an emergency program for the long-lasting Overload. The Problem was that we were able to provide you with the temporary means not Permanent.

In the academic Mittelbau hope to many so far, precarious Workers, that you will get a permanent spot, when the higher education Pact is set to duration, as it is agreed in the coalition agreement. Are entitled to these hopes?

For the duration of the tasks need to be created, Permanent positions. It is important, that you defined as a goal of the new Covenant, and that the universities depend on. Because, of course, it is because of the ever-increasing project funding to many who are only employed on a temporary basis.

it Is expected that the care situation at the universities will be better if the funds from the new Pact to flow permanently?

we want to achieve and, therefore, demand that the universities receive the additional funding capacity neutral. In the context of the existing capacity on the right, the universities have to absorb for each additional teacher additional students; the should not apply for the Pact.

The countries and also the German rectors ' conference have requested that the funds for the new high-school Pact to rise by three percent each year. For the Federal the Federal Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU) rejects the but. The high school funding was a matter for the countries and these were also in the position, she says. The Minister has not right?

If the Federal government and the Länder share the three percent, the Federal not a huge sum. To hear is that the countries are to this dynamic ready. It would be a hugely important character, if the Federal government would participate. I think, both Federal as well as countries should not define the role of each other to beckmesser. In addition, the proposal of the Berlin state Secretary Steffen noise in the room, according to which countries should move beyond the higher education Pact to the annual increase in the basic funding of the universities to undertake is Yes, but still. That would be a fundamental and particularly important step.

politicians of the CDU and the SPD have emphasised that the new Pact should be designed so that it creates more than the old quality in the study, so the number of drop-outs is reduced. With what are the Levers that could be achieved?

Peter-André Alt, 58, in August of 2018, President of the German rectors ' conference (HRK). Between 2010 and 2018, he was President of the...photo: Thilo Rückeis

It is not quite clear, how serious is the dropout problem really is. Because in the statistics of College or University changer. Also, there is such a drop-out after a Semester that studying is for nothing, and the change in vocational training – this is not a Failure. Of course, our goal is to keep as many students successful in the System. An incentive would be to distribute in the future, the funds from the Pact, just as in the past, according to the number of students, but also according to the number of students that are still in the period of study. That would be for the universities an incentive, too long study times to reduce.

the universities Could not see then prompted to wave, even weak students through the exam, by lowering the requirements?

no, this would only be the case if one sets a criterion absolutely. In Berlin, the funds will be distributed based on three criteria: the number of students overall, the number of students in the standard period of study and the number of transactions. In the case of a reasonable weighting of the criteria, you can achieve a good Balance.

will be Negotiated about how to do it with the quality Pact for teaching. Since 2011, higher education institutions can apply for funding for innovative teaching projects. Every year, 200 million euros will be invested. The Council proposes as the successor to a new funding institution for the teaching of in analogy to the German research Foundation. The HRK is rejected. Why should not be enhanced learning through a new Institution?

It is good, the teaching of upgrade, and it is also good to create institutional accountability. But this should not be done outside of the universities, but on a platform within the HRK. This would organize the exchange of best practices and teaching projects to be evaluated scientifically; financially supported through a Federal-state program may be in the future without Further notice. The Tenor of the "doctrine is bad" is wrong. In recent years, much has happened. Therefore, you should not punish the colleges by depriving them of the issue and signaled to you that it is more institutionally consolidated, with private funding external quality assurance, increasing need, the universities have no long-term influence.

Federal Minister of education, Karliczek has a need for your administration, so far, been much criticized. How satisfied are you with her?

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Anja Kühne

I wife Karliczek in a good exchange. It doesn't bother me that she talks more on vocational education than on universities. This shows only, that you do not need to talk about us constantly, because we do a good job. My only disagreement with the planned designation of "professional bachelor" for vocational qualifications. The Bachelor's degree is a study and not a professional degree and may be a misleading description, not this confused. - The questions Anja Kuehne.

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