International students at the University of Pécs

Report
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
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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
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One of the most active Hungarian universities in the different
mobility programmes ( Erasmus +, CEEPUS, Campus Hungary)
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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
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International students at the
University of Pécs
2000
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1762
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1596
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868
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2005
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2006
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first degree programme in English: 1984
continuously increasing number of foreign students
Research
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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..
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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!

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