The Permanent Secretariat is both the service centre for AARC members and the contact point for the public. It is located at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.  

The Permanent Secretariat has supporting tasks in the field of administrative organization and communication. Its tasks include: AARC website administration, networking with secretariats of other Rectors’ conferences and educational associations, and all initiatives dealing with the institutional charges of AARC.