Eighteen guests from eight countries visited the University of Dunaújváros to exchange professional experience.

This is the first time that the University of Dunaújváros organized an international staff week. Due to the higher number of partnerships signed in the past years, the number of requests for Erasmus related visits coming from our international partners has also increased. Our aim was to provide a well-organized eventful opportunity for staff members who are working on the internationalization at one of the partner universities to exchange experiments and discuss good practices they gathered via workflows.


The event also helps participants to deepen their intercultural communication skills and knowledge.  Our visitors arrived from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. At the event, those partner universities of the University of Dunaújváros represented themselves who are cooperating in the Erasmus + KA103 project or in KA107 international credit mobility programme. The rules and regulations of Erasmus + provide the opportunity for higher-educational institutions carrying out student, staff and lecturer’s mobility for education and training through its resources.

On the very first day our guests took part on an official ceremony where Ms. Mónika Rajcsányi-Molnár, the vice-rector for general and academic affairs and Ms. Katalin Gyöngyössy head of the international relations office greeted them. The usual guided tour around the city and the university’s campus could not miss from the schedule of activities.


Of course besides the fun activities that were typical for most parts of the week, it involved some working as well. On the section meetings that took place on two days. After their registration four different topics were given to the staff members and all participants were kindly asked to prepare and hold a 10-15 minute-long presentation concerning their institution. We were interested in how the different institutions try to make for example the student life more colorful, what methods they use to help integration, how they can motivate alumni students or how they tend to cooperate with the industrial sector. The official language of the workshops were English.


An excursion around the Lake Balaton was also part of the official programme, where they could explore one of the most beautiful part of the country, Veszprém and Tihany.  Also on Thursday the whole group of participants travelled to a nearby village, to Kishantos for a nice checkpoint team building that gave the opportunity for everybody to get to know each other better. Shooting with a bow, using a traditional whip, solving puzzles and quizzes. At the end of the day not just the best teams were rewarded but everybody got a small present for taking part in the activities.


Altogether it is safe to say, that we had a vivid and busy five days that was indeed beneficial not just for the guests, but for the representatives of the University of Dunaújváros too. We look forward to meeting everyone next year too.