Interview with Dr. Mónika Rajcsányi-Molnár, Vice Rector for Education and General Affairs

The Communication Office of the University of Dunaújváros addressed Dr. Mónika Rajcsányi-Molnár, the Vice-Rector for Education and General Affairs of the institution, in a short interview.


How do the previously issued government decrees and the measures of the epidemic situation in affect the University of Dunaújváros the current period? Will digital education remain?

In connection with the provisions of the relevant government decree, the management of the University of Dunaújváros has decided that it is necessary to maintain education in digital form in all majors, training levels and work schedules in accordance with the current procedure.


What does the Deputy Rector think about digital education of students? How successful was this semester?

We still believe in getting the most out of our students. The transition to digital education in 2020 did not cause any difficulties for our university, as most of the curricula and courses were already available in digital form. Within the framework of the Student Success Support Program, with the help of the Avatar application we can support the progress of our students in the successful completion of their studies. In my opinion, we can also close the 2020/2021 school year successfully.


As a University of Applied Sciences in addition to digital education, internships and dual trainings are playing an important role in the life of the institution. In these cases, personal presence is paramount. How was it possible to run these programs this year?

As a University of Applied Sciences, our training focuses on the transfer of practical knowledge, which is further strengthened by the dual training elements provided by our corporate partners and the professional internship opportunities. Fortunately, even during this transition period, a number of alternative solutions were available to the university and the companies, which made it possible to provide the appropriate training elements in the online space as well.



The exam and final exam period is approaching. What can graduating students prepare for by the supplemention of the procedure?

In addition to keeping the epidemiological regulations, the university holds the final exams and trial defenses with a personal presence, on a scheduled basis, in small numbers, with the exception of the final exam organized for international students currently studying from abroad. In the case of students not residing in Hungary, we organize the final exams online, via the MS Teams system.


Has it been decided whether the graduation ceremony can be held?

The management of the University of Dunaújváros also discussed the events this week. We decided that although graduation ceremony is one of the most significant events in the life of a university citizen, in the current pandemic situation, protecting health is paramount. Therefore graduation ceremony of the 2nd semester of the academic year 2020/2021 cannot be held in this way. As in the previous semester, diplomas and final examination certificates are going to be sent to our graduate students by post.


What do you say to students as the Vice-Rector for Education?

I am confident that despite the digital education, our students will acquire successful and valuable knowledge in these semesters as well. Remember, at our university student is a value, not only a Neptune code. Contact your mentors and university colleagues with confidence. True to the student traditions of Selmec and representing the management of the institution I could not end my interview with anything other than wishing “Good luck!”! and of course "Good health!" to all university citizens.