The German Rectors’ Conference/Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK) is the voluntary association of state and state-recognised universities in Germany. It currently has 268 member institutions serving more than 94 per cent of all students in Germany.

The HRK is the political and public voice of universities and provides a forum for the process of forming joint policies and practices. The HRK addresses all manner of topics related to higher education institutions: research, teaching and learning, continuing professional education for academics, knowledge and technology transfer, international cooperation, and administrative self-management.

HRK’s International Department cooperates with higher education institutions and corresponding organisations all over the world. Its aim is to represent the interest of German higher education institutions at an international level and to support German universities in their internationalisation process.