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DRC in the revised EUSDR Action Plan

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New DRC Presidency 2021-2022

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A SUCCESSFULL NEW YEAR!

It has been an intense and fruitful year despite the difficult circumstances we have faced regarding the pandemic. Nevertheless, on behalf of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a successful New Year!

 

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Danubius Awards Ceremony

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) are pleased to invite you to join the Danubius Awards 2020 Virtual Ceremony taking place on 6th of November 2020 at 13:00 via YouTube livestream.

You can follow the Danubius Awards 2020 Ceremony by clicking on the YouTube link below.

 

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DRC General Assembly

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Anniversary Celebration - 25 years of Danube University Krems

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Young Generations Take over the Danube Region

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Save the Date: 7th Danube Participation Day

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JRC | Enlargement and integration workshop

JRC enlargement and integration workshop: expectations and concerns about connected and automated vehicles

 

15-16 October 2020

 

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) can improve transport and reducing its negative impacts.

CAVs are expected to

  • be safer,
  • more energy efficient,
  • increase the road network capacity.

To discuss about expectations and concerns, we organise a co-creation workshop about connected and automated mobility.

 

Call for Applications

We invite representatives who work in relevant sectors in

  • academia, industry, NGOs and national ministries and are from
  • Enlargement and integration countries, including:
    Candidate and potential candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo* – This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence – Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey),
    European neighbourhood policy countries Associated to Horizon 2020 (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine), and new EU Member State (Croatia)

To apply, please send your CV and supporting letter to JRC-EI-CCAM@ec.europa.eu.

 

Deadline: 31 August 2020

 

The number of places is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

The workshop will be organised as an online participatory event.

 

Objectives

  • Update participants on the EU's policy on development of cooperative, connected and automated mobility.
  • Discuss about main factors that can help or hinder the introduction of CAVs on the market.
  • Identify regional differences in the attitudes towards CAVs

You can find more information on the programme here.

 

25th Anniversary of the Danube University Krems



We are pleased to announce that the Danube University Krems is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The official celebration ceremony will take place on October 2, 2020 in Krems, Austria. The number of participants is limited, however, the entire event will be broadcast online. An official invitation will follow soon.

 

The DRC Secretariat congratulates the Danube University Krems on a successful 25 years of continuing education and scientific excellence and wishes her success in the years to come.

Global Young Academy's Call for Membership 2021

Call for a GYA membership from 2021 is open until 15 September 2020 (22h:00 UTC).

 

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

 

The GYA is a global organization that places a high value on its diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants receive consideration and will not be discriminated against with regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disabilities, or other factors. We especially encourage women and applicants from different minority groups, and from diverse disciplines including the natural, physical and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities and people working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors to apply.

 

More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here:

http://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/

 

About the Global Young Academy

The GYA was founded with the vision to give a voice to young scientists around the world. By empowering early- to mid-career researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational dialogues, the GYA mobilises talent from six continents for capacity-building, mentoring, providing science advice, engaging in science policy and improving the existing research environment. Members are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in scientific achievement and their commitment to service. Currently, there are 200 GYA members and 298 alumni from 86 countries. The GYA Office is hosted at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in Halle (Saale), Germany.

JRC - 11 open calls for access to nuclear research infrastructures

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CALL FOR NOMINATING THE CANDIDATES FOR THE DRC PRESIDENCY

According article VII of the DRC statute the DRC Presidency shall be composed of Rectors of universities that are full members of the DRC. The Presidency is elected by the DRC General Assembly, following nominations sent to the DRC secretariat after a call for candidates has been sent to all members.

 

Therefore, we are here intending to call to nominate the candidates for DRC Presidency for 2021-2022. The nominations should be sent to DRC secretariat.

 

The election will take place during the General Assembly for all DRC member universities that will be held as an online meeting on 6. November 2020 10:00 CET.

CALL FOR A MEETING OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE

According to Article VI.2 the President of the DRC calls for a Permanent Committee meeting to be held as an online meeting on 22nd of September 2020 at 15:00 CEST. The draft agenda will be sent accordingly.

 

Information about the Permanent Committee is available on our website.

IDMonSite with Maurizio Fermeglia

The guest of the IDMonSite discussion on 7th of July 2020 was Maurizio Fermeglia, Full Professor at and former rector of the member university of the DRC University of Trieste. As member of the Programme Committee of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2020, Prof. Fermeglia gave insights to the reorganization of the ESOF taking place in Trieste, Italy, and originally planned for 5-9 July.

 

In addition to the presentation of the ESOF, Daniel Martínek (IDM, DRC Secretariat) discussed with the renowned scientist the role of science and research during coronavirus times and the (un)preparedness for the environmental crisis that awaits us in the years to come.

 

Watch the discussion in the video below!

 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | IDM YOUNG SCHOLARS FORUM

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Save The Date: DRC General Assembly 2020

Given the travel restrictions and other difficulties the universities are facing in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, the DRC Presidency, after careful consideration and in consultation with the Uzhhorod National University, agreed unanimously on the postponement of the Annual Conference scheduled to take place on 4.-6. November 2020 at the Uzhhorod National University to 2021. The new date for the 2021 Annual Conference will be announced in due time.

 

The General Assembly for all DRC member universities will be held as an online meeting on 6. November 2020 10:00 CET.

 

Information regarding the registration as well as the draft programme will be available in the upcoming weeks on the DRC website.

 

We look forward to seeing you during our General Assembly in November!

DRC Vice President Friedrich Faulhammer on the 30 years anniversary of Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad

"Your university created a link between Europe and its region, between science and society."

 

On the occasion of the 30 years since the foundation of the Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of the Danube University Krems and DRC Vice President, send his message wishing ongoing academic success and prosperity.

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Green.Building.Solutions. Online Summer University

Do you want to learn more about sustainable construction, renewables and alternative building? The Danube Rectors Conference – as a partner of the Green.Building.Solutions. Online Summer University – offers two fully funded scholarships for participation! Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity and apply until 21 June, 2020 here!

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17th DRC Summer School to be postponed to 2021

The Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) organizes a summer school every year, hosted by one of the DRC member universities. Recently, the Danube:Future project has been integrated into the DRC structure, and it has been agreed that the summer school will be organized alternately between DRC and Danube:Future. This year the Danube:Future Summer School, for the first time under the auspices of the DRC, was about to take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

All the more we regret to announce that, given the current situation regarding measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 disease, we are forced to postpone the 17th edition of the DRC Summer School “Sustainable development in the Danube Region. Where we are and how we tackle future challenges?”, scheduled to take place 6-12 July 2020 to 2021. We will announce a new date in due time.
 
We are fully aware of the complexity of the challenges faced by universities at present, and therefore we have decided to take this step to save the additional efforts of all people involved. We very much regret this decision, since the DRC Summer Schools represent a long record of successful cooperation among young promising scientists from the Danube Region. However, we believe that the positive track of the DRC Summer Schools will be followed up next year when the situation is settled.

We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward to the 17th DRC Summer School in 2021!

DRC in the revised EUSDR Action Plan

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New DRC Presidency 2021-2022

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A SUCCESSFULL NEW YEAR!

It has been an intense and fruitful year despite the difficult circumstances we have faced regarding the pandemic. Nevertheless, on behalf of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a successful New Year!

 

Read More

Danubius Awards Ceremony

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) are pleased to invite you to join the Danubius Awards 2020 Virtual Ceremony taking place on 6th of November 2020 at 13:00 via YouTube livestream.

You can follow the Danubius Awards 2020 Ceremony by clicking on the YouTube link below.

 

Read More

DRC General Assembly

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Anniversary Celebration - 25 years of Danube University Krems

Read More

Young Generations Take over the Danube Region

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Save the Date: 7th Danube Participation Day

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JRC | Enlargement and integration workshop

JRC enlargement and integration workshop: expectations and concerns about connected and automated vehicles

 

15-16 October 2020

 

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) can improve transport and reducing its negative impacts.

CAVs are expected to

  • be safer,
  • more energy efficient,
  • increase the road network capacity.

To discuss about expectations and concerns, we organise a co-creation workshop about connected and automated mobility.

 

Call for Applications

We invite representatives who work in relevant sectors in

  • academia, industry, NGOs and national ministries and are from
  • Enlargement and integration countries, including:
    Candidate and potential candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo* – This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence – Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey),
    European neighbourhood policy countries Associated to Horizon 2020 (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia, Ukraine), and new EU Member State (Croatia)

To apply, please send your CV and supporting letter to JRC-EI-CCAM@ec.europa.eu.

 

Deadline: 31 August 2020

 

The number of places is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

The workshop will be organised as an online participatory event.

 

Objectives

  • Update participants on the EU's policy on development of cooperative, connected and automated mobility.
  • Discuss about main factors that can help or hinder the introduction of CAVs on the market.
  • Identify regional differences in the attitudes towards CAVs

You can find more information on the programme here.

 

25th Anniversary of the Danube University Krems



We are pleased to announce that the Danube University Krems is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The official celebration ceremony will take place on October 2, 2020 in Krems, Austria. The number of participants is limited, however, the entire event will be broadcast online. An official invitation will follow soon.

 

The DRC Secretariat congratulates the Danube University Krems on a successful 25 years of continuing education and scientific excellence and wishes her success in the years to come.

Global Young Academy's Call for Membership 2021

Call for a GYA membership from 2021 is open until 15 September 2020 (22h:00 UTC).

 

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

 

The GYA is a global organization that places a high value on its diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants receive consideration and will not be discriminated against with regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disabilities, or other factors. We especially encourage women and applicants from different minority groups, and from diverse disciplines including the natural, physical and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities and people working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors to apply.

 

More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here:

http://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/

 

About the Global Young Academy

The GYA was founded with the vision to give a voice to young scientists around the world. By empowering early- to mid-career researchers to lead international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational dialogues, the GYA mobilises talent from six continents for capacity-building, mentoring, providing science advice, engaging in science policy and improving the existing research environment. Members are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in scientific achievement and their commitment to service. Currently, there are 200 GYA members and 298 alumni from 86 countries. The GYA Office is hosted at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in Halle (Saale), Germany.

JRC - 11 open calls for access to nuclear research infrastructures

Read More

CALL FOR NOMINATING THE CANDIDATES FOR THE DRC PRESIDENCY

According article VII of the DRC statute the DRC Presidency shall be composed of Rectors of universities that are full members of the DRC. The Presidency is elected by the DRC General Assembly, following nominations sent to the DRC secretariat after a call for candidates has been sent to all members.

 

Therefore, we are here intending to call to nominate the candidates for DRC Presidency for 2021-2022. The nominations should be sent to DRC secretariat.

 

The election will take place during the General Assembly for all DRC member universities that will be held as an online meeting on 6. November 2020 10:00 CET.

CALL FOR A MEETING OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE

According to Article VI.2 the President of the DRC calls for a Permanent Committee meeting to be held as an online meeting on 22nd of September 2020 at 15:00 CEST. The draft agenda will be sent accordingly.

 

Information about the Permanent Committee is available on our website.

IDMonSite with Maurizio Fermeglia

The guest of the IDMonSite discussion on 7th of July 2020 was Maurizio Fermeglia, Full Professor at and former rector of the member university of the DRC University of Trieste. As member of the Programme Committee of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2020, Prof. Fermeglia gave insights to the reorganization of the ESOF taking place in Trieste, Italy, and originally planned for 5-9 July.

 

In addition to the presentation of the ESOF, Daniel Martínek (IDM, DRC Secretariat) discussed with the renowned scientist the role of science and research during coronavirus times and the (un)preparedness for the environmental crisis that awaits us in the years to come.

 

Watch the discussion in the video below!

 

Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | IDM YOUNG SCHOLARS FORUM

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Save The Date: DRC General Assembly 2020

Given the travel restrictions and other difficulties the universities are facing in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, the DRC Presidency, after careful consideration and in consultation with the Uzhhorod National University, agreed unanimously on the postponement of the Annual Conference scheduled to take place on 4.-6. November 2020 at the Uzhhorod National University to 2021. The new date for the 2021 Annual Conference will be announced in due time.

 

The General Assembly for all DRC member universities will be held as an online meeting on 6. November 2020 10:00 CET.

 

Information regarding the registration as well as the draft programme will be available in the upcoming weeks on the DRC website.

 

We look forward to seeing you during our General Assembly in November!

DRC Vice President Friedrich Faulhammer on the 30 years anniversary of Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad

"Your university created a link between Europe and its region, between science and society."

 

On the occasion of the 30 years since the foundation of the Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Friedrich Faulhammer, Rector of the Danube University Krems and DRC Vice President, send his message wishing ongoing academic success and prosperity.

Read More

Green.Building.Solutions. Online Summer University

Do you want to learn more about sustainable construction, renewables and alternative building? The Danube Rectors Conference – as a partner of the Green.Building.Solutions. Online Summer University – offers two fully funded scholarships for participation! Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity and apply until 21 June, 2020 here!

Read More

17th DRC Summer School to be postponed to 2021

The Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) organizes a summer school every year, hosted by one of the DRC member universities. Recently, the Danube:Future project has been integrated into the DRC structure, and it has been agreed that the summer school will be organized alternately between DRC and Danube:Future. This year the Danube:Future Summer School, for the first time under the auspices of the DRC, was about to take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

All the more we regret to announce that, given the current situation regarding measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 disease, we are forced to postpone the 17th edition of the DRC Summer School “Sustainable development in the Danube Region. Where we are and how we tackle future challenges?”, scheduled to take place 6-12 July 2020 to 2021. We will announce a new date in due time.
 
We are fully aware of the complexity of the challenges faced by universities at present, and therefore we have decided to take this step to save the additional efforts of all people involved. We very much regret this decision, since the DRC Summer Schools represent a long record of successful cooperation among young promising scientists from the Danube Region. However, we believe that the positive track of the DRC Summer Schools will be followed up next year when the situation is settled.

We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward to the 17th DRC Summer School in 2021!