IDM representatives at the High Level Meeting in Uzhhorod

IDM Chairman Friedrich Faulhammer and IDM Director Sebastian Schäffer attended a High Level Meeting in Uzhhorod titled “Development perspectives in higher education cooperation between Austria and Ukraine”. Organised by the OeAD together with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research, the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science as well as the National Erasmus+ Office of Ukraine, the event brought together representatives from the ministries as well as a variety of universities from both countries. Several crucial aspects were discussed, including working groups amongst others on „The role of universities in reconstruction“. Heartfelt accounts of destruction, displacement and death caused by the unjustified Russian aggression against Ukraine were inevitable also on the agenda.

As the meeting was hosted by our long-term cooperation partner within the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) – the Uzhhorod National University – this was also a good occasion for the current DRC President and the DRC Secretary General to see Rector Volodymyr Smolanka again. We continue to stand with Ukraine and will further support our friends and partners in the region!

Further information (in German).