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.


International Elias Canetti Society - "Sharing Future" Residence Scholarship 2020

The Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) is pleased to announce that the Call for applications for the "Sharing Future" Residence scholarship 2020 of the International Elias Canetti Society is now open!

 

Also in 2020, the DRC is funding one residence scholarship that enables the scholarship holder to pursue his/ her artistic work within one month in the summer of 2020 at the Canetti House in Ruse, Bulgaria.

 

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 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.

 

The scholarship holder can

-   pursue his/ her artistic work undisturbed in the spring / summer of 2020 in Ruse

-   use the historic Canetti house as work place with various possibilities for artistic expression using the space (photos attached)

-   get to know the local cultural scene in Ruse and Bulgaria and use the resulting synergies and artistic realization

-   live in an apartment provided by the IECS

-   receive 1200 € for contribution and 300 for € travel expenses or 1500 € for both combined

 

Application documents to be submitted:

•  artist curriculum vitae

•  significant illustrations of the artistic works in personal catalogs or a portfolio

•  brief outline of the planned project

 

The application with all documents should be sent to eliascanetti@eliascanetti.org not later than the 30.3.2020.

 

You can find additional information in the attached document.

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JRC - Second call for expressions of interest for the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP)

We are pleased to inform you that the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the second call for expressions of interest for the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) in the following fields:

 

1.       Digital Governance

2.       Smart, connected and clean mobility  

3.       EU Energy Transition  

4.       Development of methods to monitor progresses, design transformations and identify solutions to achieve SDGs  

5.       Secure and sustainable supply of raw materials for strategic value chains  

6.       Artificial intelligence for earth observation  

7.       Graphic causal models for hybrid threats  

8.       Resilience of built infrastructure to natural and man-made hazards  

9.       Health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)  

10.     Non-power nuclear and radiological technologies to achieve the SDGs 2030 Agenda  

11.     Synergies of qualitative and quantitative methods for anticipation activities  

12.     Behavioural insights applied to policy-making  

13.     Robustness in complex data analysis and statistical modelling

 

The call is opened to higher education institutions/universities from EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020.

 

The deadline for applications is 3 May 2020.

For more information see the webpage of the Call.

Intercultural Staff Training 2020 of Eötvös Loránd University

The application for the upcoming Intercultural Staff Training 2020 of Eötvös Loránd University, organized by the Department of Erasmus+ and International Programmes and the Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE), Faculty of Education and Psychology IS NOW OPEN.

 

The training will be held from 8th to 12th June 2020 and targeted mainly at staff members of higher education institutions who work with international students and staff on a day-to-day basis and have at least one year of work experience in this area. The training program aims to promote intercultural skills and competencies especially for those who engage in intercultural encounters in their everyday work and feel that they need to further develop their skills to be more successful.

 

Those who participate in the whole training receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end. The participation fee is 150 EUR, which includes the complimentary lunch of the first day, welcome package, work materials, cultural programs, coffee breaks, and farewell dinner.

 

The application deadline is 16th February 2020.

 

For more information and registration please visit the homepage of the Intercultural Staff Training 2020.

 

If you need further information, do not hesitate to send an email to erasmus@elte.hu (Subject: Intercultural staff training 2020)

 

New Call Open Access: JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory - Training and Capacity Building

The European Commission has opened its JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory for Training and Capacity Building for access to applicants from Enlargement and Integration Countries:

 

2020-1-TCB-NanoBiotech

Opening of the call: 2020-01-16

Closure of the call: 2020-03-16

 

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens for the purposes of training and capacity building its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

 

Applicants from institutions and organisations located in countries associated to the Framework Programme H2020: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine are welcome to apply to the calls of the Training and Capacity Building at JRC Research Infrastructures programme.

 

The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. A special emphasis lies on characterisation of nanomaterials, nanotechnology-enabled health products, microplastics, advanced materials and their interactions with biological systems, as well as on the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials and microplastics in complex matrices.

 

The JRC will pay the travel and subsistence eligible costs of the users visiting the JRC for training and capacity building at the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory.

 

During preparation of the proposals users are encouraged to contact the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at JRC-OPEN-NANOBIOTECH@ec.europa.eu

 

You can find more information on the call here.

Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University Vienna

Climate change is THE hot topic all around the world – concerning everyone, everywhere. How are you contributing to a green future? The DRC, as a partner of the GBS summer university, offers one scholarship for participation – be sure not to miss this unique opportunity!

 

Taking place for the 10th time in 2020 from July, 18th to August, 9th in Vienna, you learn about sustainable construction, renewables and alternative building from renowned Austrian experts! In this way, YOU can make the world more sustainable.

 

Application until March 31st, 2020 at https://summer-university.net/study-abroad/green-building-solutions-vienna/!

Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer University Vienna

Want to learn more about how the economic system contributes to climate change and what we can do about it? As a partner of the Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems summer school, the DRC offers one scholarship for participation – be sure not to miss this unique opportunity!

 

From 20 July to 7 August in Vienna, at the AEMS summer school you learn about the interactions between the environment, society and economy, as well as about possible reform approaches for the economic and monetary system.

 

Application until 15 April, 2020 at https://summer-university.net/study-abroad/aems-vienna/application/

Democracy Is (No!) Fiction | FIFUDEM

On January 13, 2020, the joint Jean Monnet project of the DRC with the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) was launched with the kick-off event on "Democracy Is (No!) Fiction: Developing Concepts and Strategies For an Inclusive and Participatory Europe".

 

The event was opened, among others, by the DRC President and Rector of the University of Belgrade Prof. Dr. Ivanka Popović, who emphasized the importance of education on the formation of a stable, sensitive civil society composed of critically-minded and socially engaged citizens.

 

On behalf of the DRC were also involved the DRC Vice-President and Rector of the Danube-University Krems Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer as well as the DRC Secretary General Mag. Sebastian Schäffer.

 

You can find the programme of the conference as well as further information here.

 

We are looking forward to future project steps!