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.

happy holidays and a good start in 2018!

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On 8th – 10th of November 2017, the annual meeting of the Danube Rectors' Conference took place at the University of Zagreb, Croatia


Conference documentation can be found here:

Invitation for project implementation: Report of EUSDR activities of DRC member universities

The presidency of the Danube Rectors‘ Conference focuses in its Action Plan for the year 2017-2018 on improving higher education in teaching and research in the Danube Region. In point 2 of the Action Plan, the presidency of the DRC calls for “Establishing and facilitating bilateral and multilateral contacts between the universities”. One action to achieve this aim is the compiling of a report of EUSDR activities of DRC member universities (research and teaching projects, publications, mobilities, etc.) to improve networking between the member universities and improve visibility.


To fulfil this goal, the DRC presidency allocates up to 5.000.- Euro for the report. Within this report, all activities of DRC member universities since the start of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in 2011 within this framework should be listed. Within the report, also potential overlaps and/or non-existent cooperation should be identified and evaluated.

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Call for nominations ”Danubius Young Scientist Award 2017”: deadline prolonged!

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.

We specifically encourage candidates from the countries Moldova,

Montenegro and Ukraine to hand in their application: the deadline is prolonged

until 7th of June 2017 at 23:59!

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