Between 8-10 November 2023, the Tempus Public Foundation organised the National Meeting of International Coordinators at the University of Szeged, in which our University participated with ten participants. All universities of the country were represented at the event, where Erasmus+, CEEEPUS, Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora Scholarships, as well as KA220 Erasmus applications enable students and lecturers to travel to and from Hungary, to study at universities in Hungary and to carry out joint ventures.
A total of 253 participants from more than 50 universities attended the high quality training programme, where Erasmus+ and CEEPUS institutional coordinators were honoured at the first evening gala dinner. Tünde Magdolna Viz-Poór, CEEPUS Institutional Coordinator of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, was awarded a certificate of excellence for the outstandingly successful institutional implementation of the CEEPUS programme by the representative of the Tempus Public Foundation; Gábor Kamocsa, Head of the Higher Education Cooperation Unit of the Tempus Public Foundation and Gábor Dobos, Director of International Higher Education Development.
Pázmány Péter Catholic University joined to CEEPUS program in the 2005-2006 academic year. There are 5 CEEPUS networks at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Two of them are founded and coordinated by PPKE academic staff FISH (French, Italian, SpanisH) - Romance Languages and Cultures - Strategies of Communication and Culture Transfer in Central Europe/FISH and Confessional and ethnic interactions in the Habsburg Monarchy. A CEEPUS summer school is planned for the 2023-2024 spring term by FISH network and two new CEEPUS networks are also planned to be established for the 2024-2025 academic year by BTK and JÁK academic staff.
The CEEPUS network programme turns 30 this year, when Hungary took over the presidency. When CEEPUS was founded in 1993, the Constitution Agreement was signed in Hungary. Within the CEEPUS network, which operates in 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, nearly 82,000 mobilities for teachers and students has been carried out since 1995.