A Hungarian delegation consisting of representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, the Tempus Public Foundation and 13 Hungarian universities visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg between 17-20 February in order to promote the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program and Hungarian HEIs in Russia.


There is a growing interest among Russian students to study abroad, and Hungary, with its high-level education and proximity to Russia can become one of the most popular destinations. This was the first occasion for such focused promotion of Hungarian higher education in Russia. The 4 days long program series offered the participating institutions the possibility to present themselves both to prospective partner institutions and to students.

The delegation participated in the ICIEP 2017 Education Fairs organised in Moscow and Saint Petersburg on 18-19 February, where our representative had the chance to meet prospective Russian students wishing to pursue their university studies in Hungary.

Beside recruitment activities, the university representatives took part in Russian-Hungarian Higher Education Forums in both cities. Mrs. Edina Szilárdi, International Relations Coordinator at the University of Dunaújváros had the chance to give a presentation about UOD and its prospering cooperation with two Russian universities, Ural Federal University and Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University, both located in Ekaterinburg. The presentation achieved its goal, several Russian universities showed interest in cooperating with our university in the framework of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program, and in establishing joint programs and researches.


In the last 3 years the University of Dunaújváros has made every endeavour to establish partnerships with Russian HEIs and to attract Russian students to UOD. We hope that this participation in ICIEP exhibitions and the Forums will contribute to achieve our goals, and we will soon be able to welcome more colleagues, full time and part-time students from Russia.

The University of Dunaújváros had the honour to receive two lecturers from the University of International Business (UIB) in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week. Ms. Sofiya Zhaleleva and Ms. Aidana Tokbura are assistent professors at the Department of Management and Business at UIB.


Ms. Zhaleleva presented lectures within our Management Skills course on the following topics: Development of Business in Kazakhstan; National Economy Development; Social Responsibility of Business.



 Ms. Tokbura gave presentations to students of our Marketing and Public Relations course about PR and Marketing in general, about Social Media Marketing, Strategy Framework and Blue Ocean Strategy in the Business Market.


Beside giving lectures, the guest professors had a meeting with the Director and the Heads of Departments of our Institute of Social Sciences with the aim of presenting the professional work and the reasearches carries out at the two institutions and of finding common points that could serve as a basis for future professional cooperation.


The University of International Business in Kazakhstan and the University of Dunaújváros submitted a successful grant application last year within the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program. The two universities signed the Inter-Institutional Agreement in July 2016.


At its last meeting held on 7th March 2017, the University Senate re-elected dr. István András as Rector of the University of Dunaújváros for 5 more years. Dr. András has been Rector since 2012, and as a result of the Senate’s decision he will lead the institution until 30th June 2022.


The Goverment says: Dunaújváros will be the center of electromobility

- Our aim is to improve the quality of civil life in a modern industrial city – said Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary on the press conference of “Modern Cities Program” in Dunaújváros, on 31st of May, which preceded by the signature of a cooperation agreement between the Hungarian Government and the city of Dunaújváros. The Prime Minister emphasized; today, considering the energy sources of the city, Dunaújváros is a natural gas based settlement, and the direction of the development is to convert an electric power based city out of it.
- The city can directly feel the success of the extension of Paks’ 2nd nuclear power station; the development of nuclear energy will be a significant factor in the transformation of the Hungarian energy system. The Paks Nuclear Power Plant will provide job opportunities in the short term and sufficient, cheap electric power in the long run. This will help to switch the gas based system to an electric power based one – he added.
The agreement includes that research and training programs should be established in cooperation with University of Dunaújváros which will be developed into an electromobility center with specializations: allowing to train professionals. The government will also assemble a taskforce from József Pálinkás, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, representatives of the Ministry of National Economy and the city of Dunaújváros.
Besides the direction of the research, the electromobility will appear in the daily life too: according to the plans all local buses will be replaced with electrical ones.

Some international students were already excited as the end of the week was drawing near, as for many of them was the last week of their scholarship period, and therefore it was indeed their very last opportunity to take part in an excursion organized by the members of our international office.

This time we were heading to the South to the city of Pécs, which was the European capital of culture in the year 2010. One of the biggest investment was at that time the renovation of the former Zsolnay industrial quarter. The municipality of Pécs came up with the idea of creating a cultural center from the abandoned buildings of the factory following the success of other industrial revitalizations of the last century like the ones in the cities of Manchester and Barcelona.

It is safe to say that the current Zsolnay Cultural Quarter is one of the nicest and most relaxed part of the city. This area preserves the most beautiful pieces of Zsolnay porcelain that were manufactured in Pécs. Besides viewing the collection of more than 1000 pieces the students were able to see how the products are being made by the talented craftsman of the manufactory.

After leaving the Zsolnay Quarter we took a walk in the beautiful city center. Passing by next to the outdoor pubs, colorful ice cream stands, fountains in the lovely daylight while surrounded by the miscellaneous music filtering out from the taverns mingling with the noise of tourist groups walking in the pedestrian zone we already felt that the summer is here.

The weather has only changed for the afternoon as we arrived to Abaliget that is famous for its stalactite cave. We were lucky to be sheltered from the rain in of the cave, however we still got a few drops dripping from the fabulously shaped dripstones inside. It was just interesting to see how Mother Nature formed the motives throughout ten thousands of years.

It was evening already when we arrived back to Dunaújváros after a joyful but exhausting day. It was indeed the last time that the Erasmus+ students who have spent this semester at the University of Dunaújváros could join us for a trip. We wish all of them good luck to their studies back in their home country and we hope that besides the official part of their journey these excursions helped to make their stay unforgettable. And as to the other part of the group who stays during the summer in Dunaújváros, well, the upcoming excursion is almost here as well, so see you in Balaton!

After last time's visit to the Hungarian lowland, "Puszta" our students had been introduced to a completely different side of Hungary, as we visited the historical town of Visegrád surrounded by the Danube Bend from one side and the Visegrád Hills on the other. One of the most spectacular and scenic part of our country is the Danube Bend, 40 km North of Budapest. In fact, it is the most beautiful stretch of the river’s 3 000 km course from the Black Forest to the Black Sea.

Visegrád is a small town famous for the remains of the Renaissance summer residence of King Matthias. While enjoying the early summer weather, we visited all parts of the remaining castle. Already at the very beginning we could feel the spirit of the Middle Ages as we witnessed a spectacular knights' tournament at the Solomon Tower. Afterwards we had a guided tour at the medieval royal castle, the official residence of the kings of Hungary until the beginning of the 15th century. We wandered through different parts and terraces of the castle. Interiors presenting the residence of the Queen and the prince, the historical kitchen, the bath, the reconstructed chapel, courtyards, fountains and the herbal garden helped us to get a glimpse of medieval life.

The Hungarian Kingdom during the Middle Ages was a military society, in which hunting, armor and heavy weapons played a key role. At the end of the guided tour our students had the chance not only to attend to an interesting presentation of medieval weapons and armors, but also to try their skills in archery.

As the last moment of the trip we mounted to the upper castle, to the Citadel (Fellegvár) which offers a breathtaking view to the Danube Bend and to the whole region, which hopefully will be a memory that our foreign students can call to mind after returning to their home countries.