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1 Universities networks contribution to the development of the Danube Region Martin H. Gerzabek University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna - Universität für Bodenkultur Wien Institute for Soil Research, Department for Forest and Soil Sciences, Doru C. Pamfil University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Life Science Institute, Cluj-Napoca Vice-president Danube Rectors Conference ICA-CASEE 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest

2 European Research Area European Higher Education Area Universities: drivers of innovation and education for more than 600 years R&D expenditure in the EU-27: –Total 237 Billion (basis 2011) 54 Billion (23%) –HEI: 54 Billion (23%) 2,906 higher education institutions (EUA 2011) 1,364 research universities > 850 awarding PhD scientist (44%)HEI: employ scientist (44%) out of 1, European R&D personnel 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 2

3 Examples of already existing networks in the Danube Region DAC DRCDRC ICA CASEEICA CASEE INTERACT CEEPUS KNOWLEDGE CLUSTERS 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 3

4 members 13 Danube countries 54 members, high ranking network of significant universities of 13 Danube countries 1983 Vienna 1983 Vienna - Rectors from the universities of Ulm, Linz, Vienna and Budapest established the Danube Rectors' Conference EU (9): Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania,Slovakia,Slovenia Non EU (4): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine Danube Rectors Conference 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 4

5 Registrated in Brussels with a new hedqurter Objectives: to raise the general level of academic performance to promote mobility multilateral cooperation in the Danube region support the Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) DRC Conference November 2013 in Cluj-Napoca DRC Conference November 2013 in Cluj-Napoca Danube Rectors Conference 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 5

6 Danube Rectors Conference Over 3 Million Students and Staf 6 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest

7 General universities: Specialized universities: DRC members scientific publications DRC members scientific publications SCOPUS (until VIII/2012) Total publications: Total publications: th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 7

8 Migration Transport Biodiversity Floods and Floodplains Water and Groundwater Population Pollution DRC 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 8

9 DRC/CASEE involvement in the EU Strategy for the Danube region High Level Conference , Brussels SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT TO THE DANUBE STRATEGY - Environment protection, navigability, energy production, Irrigation and agricultural development and European governance DRC:Danube Basin development – environmental constraints, research needs and networks. research needs and networks. 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 9

10 Association for European Life Science Universities - ICA > 60 Life Science universities 23 European countries> 60 Life Science universities 23 European countries relating to agriculture, forestry, food, natural resources, rural development, environment linked with the European Higher Education Area registrated in Brusells, with objectives as: –stimulate the development education, research and innovation through the elaboration of joint actions and global engagement –support networking in the life sciences to share expertise and understanding –represent the general interest of our members at the European level and globally 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 10

11 members 22 members, Universities from regional network ICA for Central and South Eastern Europe active in sustainable ecological and economical development of the region (including Danube area) 266 projects R&D single or in consortia in 266 projects over 1 million students over 1 million students 120,000 scientific papers huge potential over 120,000 scientific papers written 40,000 authors (Scopus 2012) by more than 40,000 authors (Scopus 2012) ICA ICA-CASEE 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 11

12 CASEE expectation support the development and implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube regionsupport the development and implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube region strengthen research, innovation, education and University development in this region (including Danube area) develop joint research, educational and other projects (e.g. joint curricula, joint continuous educational offers, structural development, human resource development, QA, know- how-transfer, etc make an inventory of relevant R&D data and collaboration potential of the network >>> DRC >>>> DAC >>> JRCmake an inventory of relevant R&D data and collaboration potential of the network >>> DRC >>>> DAC >>> JRC CASEE Conference 2-3 July 2013 in CroatiaCASEE Conference 2-3 July 2013 in Croatia (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture) (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture) 12 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 12

13 CASEE geographical coverage 13 (Lostak 2011) 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 13

14 CASEE network in Daube area (Lostak 2011) 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 14

15 Main areas of CASEE cooperation (Based on Scopus, Lostak2011 ) 15

16 Botany Zoology Geology Soil sciences Invasive species Pollution Biodiversity Sediment transport Groundwater Sedimentation Forestry Game sciences Physics Hydrobiology Fisheries Socio economics Logistics Legislation Navigation Trafic Logistics Migration Economics UniversitiesAcademies Research Institutions Hydrology River construction River restoration Water abstraction Irrigation Sanitation Waste management Landfills Chemistry Agriculture Food supply Livestock Biotechnology Genetics Humanities 16 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest

17 Related priority areas of the EUSDR: PA 01 - Mobility – Waterways (coordinated by Austria and Romania) PA 02 - Energy (coordinated by Hungary and the Czech Republic) PA 04 - Water Quality (coordinated by Hungary and Slovakia) PA 05 - Environmental Risks (coordinated by Hungary and Romania) PA 06 - Biodiversity, landscapes, quality of air and soils (coordinated by Bavaria and Croatia) PA 07 - Knowledge society and ICT (coordinated by Slovakia and Serbia) JRC + DAC + DRC + CASEE partners for JRC + DAC + DRC + CASEE partners for Danube Common Data Platform and network accessible to decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders of the Danube Region 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 17

18 EUSDR JRC DAC DRC CASSE 24 JRC + DAC + DRC + CASEE partners for EUSDR 9 54 DRC Conference 7-9 November 2013 in Cluj-Napoca DRC Conference 7-9 November 2013 in Cluj-Napoca 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 18

19 EU Commissioner for Regional Development, Johannes Hahn: We have made a very good start. The Danube Strategy is already showing that by working together we can have a far greater impact than if we try to tackle problems in isolation. Now we need to step up a gear. We have made a very good start. The Danube Strategy is already showing that by working together we can have a far greater impact than if we try to tackle problems in isolation. Now we need to step up a gear. Danube Strategy Progress Report 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 19 Ensure systematic embedding of the Strategy in EU, national and regional programmes for the period , especially European Structural and EN 10 EN Investment Funds, Horizon 2020, using the expertise of Danube networks in programming and implementation Brussels, COM(2013) 181 final

20 Thank you! Thank you! With the help of: H. Waidbacher, H. Habersack, D. Mattanovich, T. Rosenau, M. Lostak 4th Danube Academies Conference, Bucharest 20


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