The University of Pécs has won this year's EAIE European Association for International Education Award for Excellence in Internationalisation for the online short-term programs developed by the Study Abroad and Summer School Office at the International Centre. The programs include online summer and winter courses, workshops, trainings, collaborative online courses developed with American and Italian universities, and a virtual internship program.
The University of Pécs is the first Hungarian university to receive this prestigious international award.
The EAIE said the following about the University of Pecs 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 programs such as a virtual global internship program, a COIL project, online summer and winter schools and a career launch strategy training for all students. Their innovative reorganization paid special attention to creating a community and provides an outstanding example of how to create added value with exciting student-led social programs…” (https://www.eaie.org/blog/2021-eaie-award-winners.html)
The award ceremony will take place at EAIE’s online conference on 1 October 2021.