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Science needs liberal democracy and the rule of law


“liberal democracy and the rule of law are the immovable pillars of our country and its institutions. They are also an essential prerequisite for the existence of a competitive and internationally compatible German higher education system.”

Executive Board of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) emphasizes the importance of the democratic constitutional state for universities

“We must continually develop an open society and a strong democracy in order to rise to future challenges in our country”

Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany