The European Association for International Educators (EAIE) is one of the world's largest organisations dedicated to the internationalisation of higher education. It has 2,500 members from 70 countries around the world. Each year, the organisation awards a prize to a European university that has achieved an outstanding and innovative record in internationalisation activities that can serve as a model of good practice for other higher education institutions.
The EAIE said the following about the University of Pécs when announcing the award:
“…This year’s winner went above and beyond: in response to the pandemic, the University of Pécs, Hungary, quickly acquired a resilient attitude and developed an impressive range of new short-term virtual mobility programmes such as a virtual global internship programme, a COIL project, online summer and winter schools and a career launch strategy training for all students. Their innovative reorganisation paid special attention to creating a community and provides an outstanding example of how to create added value with exciting student-led social programmes…”
The University of Pécs is the first Hungarian university to receive this prestigious international award.
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