German Under Threat: A Message from Frank Finlay

October 29, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Recent months have seen announcements of closures of German departments/units at a number of institutions, most recently at Leicester.

Anecdotally, there is evidence of pressure being felt elsewhere.

I am hoping to present a survey of activity to the next AGS meeting and would be grateful if you would let me know of any plans to curtail activity in your institutions. You can e-mail me privately at or post a message to this blog.

Frank Finaly
President, AGS

Consulation on REF

October 6, 2009

Professor Frank Finaly, President of the AGS, has invited colleagues from German Studies in the UK to comment on the current consultation document for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Details of the consultation can be found by following this link:

Please post your comments to the AGS blog below!