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Project nexus: Tasks and results

With the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) has conducted the project “nexus – forming transitions, promoting student success” (2014–2020) in order to help universities with the continued implementation of the European study reform.

„Student lifecycle“ as a point of reference

The project addressed the most important stages in the 'student lifecycle' and aimed to facilitate transitions. nexus addressed three main challenges shared by many German universities. These are:

The project therefore worked on solutions for important questions such as:

  • How to improve access to the universities for students with different biographies and backgrounds as well as helping them to succeed?
  • How can course credits from different universities be recognised in a transparent process?
  • How should academic study be structured to ensure that graduates are successful on the employment market?
A framework for implementing measures in undergraduate studies

A Framework for Implementing Measures in Undergraduate Studies

„Round Tables“: Generic solutions for Engineering, Economic and Business Sciences, and Healthcare/Medical

Selected groups of experts from the field of engineering, economic and business sciences, and healthcare/medical worked with nexus to develop generic solutions. Each discipline hosted a "Round Table", in which problems and potential solutions were explored in greater detail. The Round Tables brought together various stakeholders from HEI and other institutions.

Recognition of prior learning

A fourth round table is concerned with the recognition of all forms of prior learning. Its main focus is to improve the recognition of qualifications and course credits gained at other HEI. The project conducted various conferences and seminars, published useful guidelines for institutions and offered an inhouse consulting scheme for German HEI.

Previous Projects

The HRK has been offering its member universities guidance and support on implementing the European Study Reform for over ten years. The following projects have been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):  



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