Alps-Adriatic Rectors Conference

The Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference (AARC) is a network of over 40 universities (from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia) from the Alps-Adriatic area and includes the Western Balkans since 2011. The main goal of AARC is to promote transnational dialogue and cross-border cooperation in the fields of university education and scientific research between Higher Education Institutions across the region, as well as transdisciplinary cooperation with different partners in the spheres of culture, industry, the arts, business and public institutions.

AARC cooperates with the requisite institutions of the European Union in scientific research and in the different cycles of higher educational training, including life-long learning, as well as to support teachers’ and students’ exchange and collaboration in all academic fields. AARC believes that harmonious coexistence and efficient collaboration constitute the characteristics and specificities of the cultural landscape of the Alps-Adriatic region and commits to strengthening cohesion of the European nations, as well as cooperation of Higher Education Institutions within and beyond the European Union.

The AARC Scientific Committee is the operative core of AARC. It is responsible for proposing activities and project ideas to be realized in the framework of AARC. All members of the Scientific Committee are official participants in the AARC meetings. The Permanent Secretariat is both the service centre for AARC members and the contact point for the public. It is located at Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt. The Permanent Secretariat has supporting tasks in the field of administrative organization and communication. Its tasks include: AARC website administration, networking with secretariats of other Rectors’ conferences and educational associations, and all initiatives dealing with the institutional charges of AARC.

AARC Permanent Secretariat
Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt
Universitätsstraße 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
+43 463 2700 9275