Annual Conference 2022



Alongside the Green Deal and Resilience, Digitalisation or Digital Transformation is among the three major European priorities of the third decade of the Bologna Process. Especially in the Danube region, the pillar of prosperity is therefore strongly focused on green digitalisation via regional and local actions while planning for a high level of resilience against potential new crises. Simultaneously, the fields of research, education and knowledge transfer as the three basic missions of a university are relevant elements of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region’s action plan, and therefore, universities of the Danube region need to recognise and face their responsibility in the co-creation of an accelerated digitalisation decade in Europe.


Embracing the European programme for digitalisation, the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) meets to discuss the main pillars of digital transformation in light of the green deal of a unified Europe, with an emphasis on resilience and on the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Among the fields of digitalisation, the foci will be on the European initiatives in Big Data or High Performance Computing, on Open Science for the European Higher Education and Research Area as well as on Cybersecurity as the provider of trust regarding the role of science and research, both in the search for truth and in the fight against fake news. 


In parallel, participants of the first DRC Initiative Fund as well as of DRC Strategic Foresight project will meet with the winners of the Danubius Young Scientist Awards 2022 and present to their universities’ rectors their view on Open Science from the perspective of Danube region’s doctoral students and young researchers, who are in part responsible for the future of the region.


The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Danube Rectors' Conference takes place at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, on 9.-11. November 2022.


More information on the Conference can be found in the Programme below.

University of Maribor

Slomškov trg 15

2000 Maribor, Slovenia



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Programme of the Annual Conference 2022 

DRC Annual Conference 2022 Programme
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DRC Annual Conference 2022 Hotel and transport information
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