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The rector of the Danube University Krems on education reform, collaboration along the river, the benefits of studying in the countryside and the Danube Rectors' Conference:
The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) 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 kindly ask you to save the date for our next Annual Meeting to be held at the Comenius University Bratislava 7. - 9. November 2018.
During the General Assembly, we will elect a new presidency.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre, under the auspices of the Bulgaria Presidency of the Council of the EU, is pleased to invite you to the conference on ''Smart Specialisation and Technology Transferas Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth'' taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 3-4th May 2018.
This high level conference will bring together policymakers, scientists, businesses, regional authorities and universities to consider the opportunities and challenges for Europe, notably South-east Europe and including the Western Balkans, in research, development, education, employment and innovation and in particular, the process of skills creation, knowledge and technology.
Joint Research Centre is glad to announce that the a new series of calls for open access to JRC scientific laboratories and facilities in the non-nuclear and nuclear areas has been opened.
The calls are addressed to external users from academia and research organisations, industry, SMEs, and more in general from the private and public sectors.
You will find all relevant information here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/open-access
University of Maribor invites students from the Danube region to the International Interdisciplinary Out of the Box Summer School on Solution Design titled “The value of waste!” and taking place in Maribor from June 17th to 30th, 2018. You may obtain all information on the topic and programme on the website http://summer.outofthebox.um.si/.
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in co-operation with Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA) are pleased to invite you to Workshop on "Life Science Universities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals" taking place in Vienna, Austria from 16-18 April 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF DANUBE UNIVERSITIES AS PROMOTERS OF EUSDR
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:
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.
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!
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.