The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the Alma Mater Viridis, sees itself as an education and research centre for renewable resources, which are a necessity for human life. With its wide range of areas of expertise it is the task of BOKU to contribute significantly to the protection of life resources for future generations. With a connection between natural sciences, engineering and economics, BOKU is trying to deepen the knowledge of an ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources in a cultivated landscape. For more information see


On initiative of BOKU Vienna, 30 Life Science Universities in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine and Austria founded the CASEE Network in 2010. The aims of network are to support the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube region, in particular to strengthen research, education and university development in this region. For more information see


The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) addresses current questions regarding the Danube region, Central and Southeast Europe to enhance knowledge about the region and promote good neighbourly relations. For more information see