The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband DHV) represents more than 30,000 members and advocates impartial academia in a liberal constitutional state. Its fundamental principles are freedom and the indivisibility of research and academic teaching. The DHV is a co-shaper of higher education and educational politics in Germany. It represents the political, legal and business interests of university teachers in opposition to state and society. It is particularly concerned with up-and-coming academics. The work of the DHV serves both the university teaching profession as a whole and the interests of each individual member. The DHV follows up legal and administrative measures with statements and proposals. The DHV is a comprehensive service and information institution for German university teachers and up-and-coming academics.