AESOP would like to thank and acknowledge the National University ‘Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic’, Ukraine that hosted the 2023 AESOP Head of Schools Meeting at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia.

We wish to thank the Local Organising Committee, in particular Vadim Vadimov, Anna Ageicheva, Nataliia Maksiuta and Oleksii Yehorchenkov for their flexibility, resilience and hard work.

We also wish to thank our colleagues from STU, Bratislava, Maros Finka, Milan Husar and Zuzana Ladzianska for their hard work, cooperation and support.

A special thanks also to Prof. Dr. János Brenner and Prof. Dr. Yuri Palekha for their interesting keynote speeches.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of AESOP we are thankful that our AESOP community were able to support our Ukrainian colleagues in this time of unrest and that we were able to enjoy a very successful Head of Schools event.