Merkmale der PH und Strategie 2017-2020

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A National Open Access Strategy: Toward the Unrestricted Publication of Research Output

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January...

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Die europäischen Hochschulen fordern ein sofortiges Überdenken von Trumps Einreiseverbot

Die European University Association EUA ist...

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Neue Governance für das Zulassungsverfahren für das Medizinstudium

swissuniversities übernimmt künftig mehr...

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Echange et coopération en recherche et enseignement: opportunités européennes

La Commission recherche et développement de la...

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SUDAC programme: first call for proposals launched

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EURAXESS website relaunch: we are online

The website has been relaunched...

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BREF – Brückenschläge mit Erfolg

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Sonderpädagogische Kompetenzen in der Ausbildung von Regelklassen-Lehrpersonen

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Medienmitteilung: Fachdidaktik-Offensive der Pädagogischen Hochschulen

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