Cooperation in e-Integration Research & Teaching in the Region
Austria - Croatia - Germany - Hungary - Italy - Serbia & Montenegro - Slovakia - Slovenia
Eight Countries' ALADIN Agreement (LoI-8-2005)
in Bled, 5 th June 2005 , Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria), University of Rijeka (Croatia), University BW München (Germany), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), University of Trieste (Italy), Novi Sad Business School (Serbia & Montenegro), Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) and University of Maribor (Slovenia), desiring to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between them, recognising the importance of developments in e-Integration, particularly in e-Business, e-Geomatics, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning and e-Logistics, and in all the applications of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for the benefits of the European Citizens, have reached the following understandings:
ALADIN – the “ALpe ADria INitiative” Universities’ Network,
- created in Ljubljana the 23rd October 2002 by Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria), University of Rijeka (Croatia), University of Trieste (Italy) and University of Maribor (Slovenia) as an international network working at regional level to share common ideas and knowledge in teaching and research activities in the field of e-Commerce and to cooperate creating mobility of students and professors, offering common lectures, creating virtual teams of students from different Universities and professors lecturing at different Universities, in order to harmonize with global and international activities of e-Commerce,
- extended in Bled the 8th June 2003 to Novi Sad Business School (Serbia & Montenegro) and to the cooperation fields of e-Geomatics, e-Logistics and e-Medicine,
- recognized in Bled the 20th June of 2004 by the Medical University of Graz, created from the Medical Faculty of the Karl-Franzens University,
will extend to University BW München (Germany), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary) and Technical University of Košice (Slovakia),
to cooperate in the ICT fields which are crucial for the development of the Enlarged Europe, particularly e-Business, e-Geomatics, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning and e-Logistics and the interactions among them (e-Integration).
As already successfully experimented in the ALADIN network, common ideas and knowledge in teaching and research activities will be shared, cooperating to create mobility of students and professors, offering common lectures and educational programmes, creating virtual teams of students from different Universities and professors lecturing at different Universities, promoting research cooperation with SMEs and Governments, in order to harmonize with global and international activities of ICT in the Enlarged Europe.
In order to coordinate the cooperating activities, each University will designate an ALADIN delegate to be part of the ALADIN Coordinating Committee. Each Delegate will also designate up to two members of the Steering Committee for each branch (e-Business, E-Health, etc.) activated by his/her University.
Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria - Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Professor & Vice Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer
University of Rijeka, Croatia - Zdravko Lenac, Professor & Vice Rector
University BW München, Germany - Bernhard R. Katzy, Professor & Founder of CeTIM GmbH, Center for Technology and Innovation Management
Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary - András Gábor, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Information Systems; Director, Technology Transfer Center
University of Trieste, Italy -Paolo Inchingolo, Professor & Director, Higher Education in Clinical Engineering; Chair, IHE Central-Eastern Europe Transnat. Committee
Novi Sad Business School, Serbia & Montenegro - Borislav Jošanov, Assistant Professor & Deputy Director for International Cooperation Technical
University of Košice, Slovakia - Anton Lavrin, Associate Professor & Head, Office of the European Projects
University of Maribor, Slovenia - Željko Knez, Professor & Vice Rector for Research