The HERMES network continues to strengthen its collaborative efforts with a recent Strategic Board meeting held at our partner institution, the University of Economics in Bratislava. During this pivotal gathering, board members deliberated on future strategies that will guide the network’s direction. Key topics included the enhancement of joint research initiatives, the introduction of new open calls for research grants, and the planning of upcoming workshops designed to foster deeper connections and exchange among member universities. These discussions underscore our commitment to advancing educational excellence and research innovation across our network.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to prof. Jana Peliova and the entire team at the University of Economics in Bratislava for their exceptional hospitality. Their meticulous organization and warm reception made our stay not only productive but also truly delightful.