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)
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 creation of a roadmap of EUSDR activities of DRC member universities (research and teaching projects, publications, mobilities) to improve networking between the member universities and improve visibility.
To fulfil this goal, the DRC presidency allocates 5.000.- Euro for the implementation of the roadmap.
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.