Global University Leaders Council

Global University Leaders Council

Every two years, university leaders from around the world discuss the core mission of university at the Global University Leaders Council Hamburg (GUC Hamburg). The central aim of the conference is to jointly shape the worldwide development of universities, a process that has otherwise primarily been driven by global competition. In the run-up to the conference, a study is published that presents data and assessments of the conferences’ main topics.

Conference Website

GUC Hamburg is a joint initiative of the German Rectors’ Conference, Körber-Stiftung and Universität Hamburg.


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At the Global University Leaders Council Hamburg, university leaders from all over the world have adopted recommendations on the commitment of universities to global sustainability and against climate change.

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In the podcast “Improving Society” the researcher Tristan McCowan gives insights in the study “Universities facing Climate Change and Sustainability”.

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Matthias Mayer
Head of Department

+49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 143

Jacqueline Allen
Event Manager
Körber Prize; “Hamburger Horizonte”; Global University Leaders Council Hamburg

+49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 200

Charlotte Worbes
Programme Manager
Körber Prize; Global University Leaders Council Hamburg

+49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 201

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