On 17-19 September 2023, the Visegrad University Association (VUA) held its annual general assembly at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, where our institution was elected a full member.

The Association brings together nearly 60 higher education and research institutions not only from the Visegrad countries, but also from Asia and the USA. For more than 10 years, the members of the Association have been working to establish and maintain closer professional ties with institutions in the region, resulting in a number of joint conferences and projects.

The management of our institution has considered it important to be part of this international association, where its innovative approach will certainly contribute to its development, and our membership is also an important milestone in the internationalisation activities of our university.

Following our admission, we will organise, in collaboration with the Association, an online international academic conference on “ESG Guidelines and Sustainable Development” under the auspices of VUA YOUTH (the youth section within the Association) on 15 November 2023, which will be attended by representatives of VUA member institutions and the edited manuscripts submitted to the conference will be published in the 2024 special issue of the VUA Journal.