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Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia

Issued by participants of the Fifth meeting of Carpathian's Region Rectors

Kosice, Slovakia, October 17-18, 1996

The representatives of the member universities of the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities (ACRU) taking part in the 5th ACRU Rector's Conference expressed their commitment to fostering mutual cooperation and international activities as well as to promote cultural and social contacts within the Association.

The participants expressed their thanks to the organizers of the Conference for their work.

The participants of the Rectors' Conference expressed their appreciation of the results achieved by the Building Bridges project and indicated their common interest in promoting their cooperation with universities and colleges from USA. They expressed their sincere thanks to Mr. Robert N. Thomas, Director of the Building Bridges project.

The Association approved the applications for membership of the Polytechnical University, Bucharest, Romania and the Uzhgorod Institute of Information Science, Economics and Law, Uzhgorod, Ukraine.

The participants of the 5th ACRU Rectors' Conference approved amendments to the Constitution. The amendments to the Constitution are enclosed.

The participants approved the following membership fees: associated membership - $250, individual membership - $60.

The participants of the Rectors' Conference expressed their appreciation of the work of Dr. David Daniel in developing the RAM project, approved the version of the RAM project presented together with its proposed budget and entrusted Dr. David Daniel and Dr. Tomas Sabol the submission of the project to prospective funders.

The participants approved the following regulation for the organization of Rector's Conferences and other ACRU's events: the organizing ACRU member university can deduct up to $500 from its annual membership fee, provided that receipts for expenses connected with the event organization of the event will be submitted.

The participants adopted a proposal that ACRU apply to the Conference of European Rectors (CRE) in order that the Association be included in the lexicon of networks in higher education. The representatives nominated only one candidate for the position of the President of the ACRU for the next term: Prof. Karol Florian, Rector of the Technical University of Kosice. The organizer of the next Rector's Conference (either Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania or the University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland) will be designated after consultation with the American representatives of the Building Bridges project.

The members ACRU were informed of the following changes in the National Coordinators:
Poland - Prof. Romana Sliwa from the Technical University, Rzeszow, Poland.