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)

Call for nominations”Danubius Young Scientist Award 2017”

The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the intention to honor persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region.


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DRC Fund for incentives

The DRC general assembly held on November 6, 2015 decided to establish DRC Fund for Incentives

This fund will be funded from the budget of DRC into which each full member of DRC contributes 500 € per year as DRC membership fee. 


The purpose of the fund is to support the cooperation of DRC members which contributes to achieving the goals of EU Strategy for the Danube region in the priority areas where the universities have a strong position and their participation is exclusively needed.


DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS for 2017 is January 31, 2017.


More information and the guidelines for this Fund for Incentives can be found on the intranet. If you don't have access, please send an email to 


DRC Annual Meeting 2016 at the Danube University Krems

DRC annual meeting and DRC 2016 General Assembly was held at the Danube University Krems on November 9-11. The topic of the conference was

Vision | Knowledge | Prosperity

The Universities Contribution to EUSDR

Good Practices and Challenges


Further information can be found here.