The University of Pécs – and its role in SIPUS Gábor Czéh international relations officer Education Facts and figures Year of foundation : 1367 – it is one of the oldest universities in Europe Number of students : 25.000 – one of the largest universities in Hungary Foreign students : 2000 Number of lecturers : 2200 Number of employees : 6000 24 own clinics 2 primary schools 2 secondary schools 21 PhD schools Education Highly qualified and internationally renowned academic staff Traditional structure of European universities 10 faculties, subdivided into departments • Faculty of Business and Economics • Faculty of Health Sciences • Faculty of Humanities • Faculty of Law • Medical School • Faculty of Sciences • Faculty of Music and Visual Arts • College of Education • Faculty of Engineering and Informatics • Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development International Activities One of the most active Hungarian universities in the different mobility programmes ( Erasmus +, CEEPUS, Campus Hungary) 50 bilateral agreements in 4 Continents for student exchange, teacher exchange, common research projects Exchange students 2013/2014 26 Chinese, 6 South-Korean, 2 Canadian, 4 US, 1 Russian student Brazilian scholarship - Science Without Borders: 46 students International students at the University of Pécs 2000 1800 1762 1600 1596 1842 1619 1400 1234 1200 1038 1000 800 868 600 400 200 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 first degree programme in English: 1984 continuously increasing number of foreign students Research • Research plays a key role The Szentágothai Research Centre – brand new research facility main fields of research: • Biotechnology • Environmental technology • Computer technology • Nano science Competitive project based grant system 21 PhD schools – in many different disciplines Special opportunities to deepen one’s knowledge – Asian Centre, Francophone Centre, Balkan Centre, Latin-American Centre, Regional Research Centre Competitive project based grant system Planned activities in SIPUS University of Pécs Participation in following activities Analyse the existing national legislatives underpinning internationalisation in EU partners and Serbia Conduct Study visits to University of Graz, University of Pecs and WUS Organize Workshop at University of Novi Sad Organize workshop on best practices in building institutional capacities for participation within ERA at University of Belgrade A few major initiatives in internationalisation CAMPUS HUNGARY HUF 6,5 billion (EUR 21 milion) project: CAMPUS Hungary EU financial support in the framework of the Social Renewal Operational Program (TÁMOP) of Hungary. Implemented by the consortium of the Balassi Insitute and the Tempus Public Foundation. Aim: Boost outgoing mobility numbers. Parallel to ERASMUS programme. Stipendium Hungaricum Based on government decree, through interstate agreements Full degree stipends for foreign students studying in Hungary Currently open for Asian, Middle-Estern students Grant fostering internationalisation of UP Within Social Renewal Operational Program (TÁMOP) Budget: HUF 90 million ( 300.000 EUR) Goals: Networking with Asian partners, setting up exchange programmes, enhance international student recruitment Co-operation with Balcan region universities Strict grant rules, reqirements, indicators Experience in.. Utilizing EU grants - UP Research and Innovation Directorate (application, and management phases) Internationalisation - IRO Professional expertise (university management level, Faculty level, professors) Why our contribution is needless afterall? The system of Serbian universities.. … is better than the Hungarian one". Quote: Vice Rector, Prof. Laszlo I. Komlosi (2001), Novi Sad Key expert of UP in SIPUS Thank you!