The Hungarian government launched the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme five years ago. Thanks to that, this year there are more than seven thousand international students studying in Hungary. Every fourth international student of the University of Pécs is studying here with the Stipendium Hungaricum. However, among the higher education institutions of Hungary, we are the only one hosting a special welcome event for the newly arrived scholarship students, giving them a great time and an opportunity to get to know each other. The University of Pécs organized the Stipendium Gala for the third time, in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter on 26 October 2018. The moderator of the event was Péter Árvai, deputy director of the Centre for Internationalization and Connections.
The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company has published its latest international university ranking on 30 October, comparing emerging Eastern European universities and the leading 450 study destinations of Central Asia. 10 different indicators have been assessed for this year’s ranking, including academic and employer reputation and the research impact of each university. The University of Pécs ranked 53rd, by climbing 10 places since last year.
Richard Shuster from Dallas (Texas, USA) was a participant of the Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University organized by the International Studies Center (ISC) of the Medical School in summer 2018. He shared his experience at the University of Pécs.
The Senate of Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska (Poland) conferred the prestigious Honoris Causa Title upon Dr. Pongrác Ács associate professor, vice-dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Director of the Institute of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Pécs invites you to its „Autumn in the Botanical Garden” with extra opening hours on 2-3 November, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Mónika Galambosné Tiszberger, assistant professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs has always been interested in statistics, she worked at the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, at Eurostat, then she came back to the University of Pécs to teach. She has three children, she had been the president of the Student Benefits and Dormitory Committee, she also participates in different project works, she is mentoring students. Her hobby is patchwork. She holds free workshops about time management at the Faculty of Business and Economics. I asked her to give some tips about time management that could be useful for students. The main focus: how to use our time more efficiently?
The president and his delegation of the North China University of Science and Technology (NCUST) visited the University of Pécs on 9 October.
In the Confucius Institute operating at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Pécs since 2015, numerous Campus credit courses are available. The aim of these seminars is to introduce the various areas of Chinese medicine, as well as to offer some insight into the diversity of Chinese culture.
Last year, a new tradition was established: adding a fleur-de-lis (Anjou-lily) figurine to the palette placed in the Senate room at the start of every academic year.
The Centre for International Relations held an orientation day on 10 September for the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship students at the Centre for Learning, where many international students gathered. The lecture was very informative and enjoyable; the freshmen had the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.