In connection with the five-years existence of the Danube Transfer Centre (DTC) at our university and the awarding ceremony of an important initiator of this concept, a meeting of representatives of the international DTC network with representatives of the SUA in Nitra was held on the 26th and 27th June 2018. Rector Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD. awarded Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. H.C. Norbert Höptner, former director of the Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg, by the SUA Gold Medal.