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Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia

Issued by participants of the Sixth Rectors' Conference

Krakow, Poland, June 5-7, 1997
The meeting was begun at 9:00 a.m. June 6, 1997.

The representatives of the member universities of the Association of Carpathian Region Universities (ACRU) that took part in the 6th ACRU Rectors Conference accepted the financial reports as presented by the Secretary General. The proffessionalization of the managerial structure was suggested.

The President of the Association Prof.Karol Florian was re-elected by a unanimous vote, and the Secretary General Dr.Tomas Sabol was re-affirmed by a vote of the General assembly.

The Executive Committee will prepare alternative solutions for dealing with delinquent members which will be discussed prior to the next meeting and solutions will be decide at the next Rectors Conference.

The members are requested to send updated information to the Secretary General on prepared and implemented activities  with partners in USA and other institutions which are relevant to the ACRU for the update of the ACRU WWW home page and update other ACRU information materials.

The participants agreed to buy basic equipment for an independent ACRU office to be established at the Technical University of Kosice.

The contact persons of the Working groups are required to prepare reports, distribute and discuss them by e-mail and present the reports at the next Conference.

The Library working group has been reorganized under the chairmanship of Ms.Klara Koltay. A workshop will be organized with the support, if necessary, of ACRU funding.

Dr.Ed Speir reviewed a report on the Building Bridges project. He ended with a positive statement for continued cooperation.

The participants were charged by the President to think of ideas and ways for concrete cooperation between ACRU and Georgia.

President Florian also suggested that participants should identify ways to open ACRU to French/German-speaking countries.

The participants expressed thanks to the organizers of the Conference led by Prof.A.Golas for their work.

The next meeting will be organized by Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. June 6, 1997.