Research power along the Danube

Confluence of Sava river and Danube in Belgrade (c) Wikipedia


Between its source in the Black Forest and its mouth on the Black Sea, the Danube traverses 2,872 kilometres and shares shores with ten countries. The Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC) is a strong network of almost 70 universities in this region. Our aim is to improve higher education in teaching and research, and the advancement of our member universities by establishing sustainable contacts.


The DRC is Affiliate member of the European University Association (EUA)

News from our network

See below the latest news and browse in our archive.


For news from our Presidency, please click here.

Call for Applications: 16TH DRC SUMMER SCHOOL

16th DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation
"Falling walls - moving borders - common house Europe?"

30 June - 7 July 2019 University of Zagreb

  • Share research results about the Danube region
  • Discuss the most up-to-date issues of the Danube region and Central and Eastern Europe with leading experts in the field
  • Present your research and get input from the workshop leaders as well as other participants 
  • Broaden your horizon and knowledge
  • Meet new people from all around Europe and develop yourself academically

Experience an unforgettable week in the beautiful city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and make lasting cooperation and friendships.


After the end of the Summer School your contribution will be officially published as an article in the scientific journal “Der Donauraum”.


Workshop topics: 

  1. Collective security or a new cold war?
  2. The common European currency – constant crisis management?
  3. From “Big Bang” to “Brexit”
  4. From homo sovieticus to homo digitalis – successful transformation of the civil society in CEE?

Application deadline: 31 May 2019
Registration fee: 200 EUR
Language of instruction: English


Application form


Join our DRC Summer School and receive up-to-date knowledge about the political, economic and social challenges of the Danube Region!

SAVE THE DATE: DRC Annual Meeting 6-8 November 2019






We kindly ask you to save the date for our next Annual Meeting to be held at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania on 6. - 8. November 2019.

A detailed programme as well as further information will be published on this website in the upcoming months closer to the date of our Annual Meeting. We will also send out the draft agenda for the Presidency Meeting, the Permanent Committee Meeting as well as the General Assembly in September.


Thank you very much and we are looking forward to see you in Bucharest!

Residency Scholarship 2019 Sharing Future



of the International Elias Canetti Society


Funded by the Danube University Rectors' Conference



The Canetti Artist Scholarship is aimed at artists from all over Europe. The fact that it

is also advertised to artists from neighboring countries, from the Western Balkans and

from Turkey, should, in particular, provide opportunities for international, artistic

exchange. Various different forms of arts should be fostered by the scholarship:

Painters, photographers, writers, performance artists, translators and musicians can

apply for it.


The slogan of the scholarship - Sharing Future – aims at a collaborative creation and

cooperation for a joint Europe and a common future.


The scholarship is advertised for one month a year.


More information can be found below:

Announcement residency scholarship.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.5 KB

New members of the DRC network

During the General Assembly on November 9, 2018

the admission of two applicant universities was approved,

so the DRC network has two new members:


University of Applied Sciences Ulm


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca 


We warmly welcomes the new members to our network and look forward to future cooperation!

Public online consultation on new EUSDR Priority Area 7 Actions

On behalf of the Priority Area 7 “Knowledge Society” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, you are invited to participate in a public online consultation related to the EUSDR Action plan revision. By participating in this consultation process, you can contribute to creating new PA7 actions and therefore suggest relevant topics in the areas of research, education and ICT.

The online consultation survey is accessible here.

This questionnaire contains altogether 5 questions (none of them compulsory) and its completion takes approximately 15 minutes.


We will appreciate receiving your feedback before January 4th, 2019.


Thank you in advance for your time and contribution!


Best regards,


Dijana Štrbac

PAC`s Support Team

EUSDR Priority Area 7 Coordinator Office


Eurograduate survey


The European Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the pilot Eurograduate Survey, which will lay foundations for European-wide comparable data on graduates, their transitions to the labour market, their mobility across Europe and their role in society overall.



Over three decades of co-operation in higher education through the Erasmus programme and the Bologna process, universities in Europe are co-operating more than ever to offer a positive student experience and equip them for the future.


But after university, how are our graduates doing? It is with this in mind that the European Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the pilot Eurograduate Survey, which will lay foundations for European-wide comparable data on graduates, their transitions to the labour market, their mobility across Europe and their role in society overall.


This overview is essential for understanding the interactions between education and employment, and for ensuring high quality and relevant higher education is offered to students across Europe. While graduate tracking measures exist in many different forms across Europe, this marks the first attempt to paint an EU-wide picture of the post-graduation landscape.