Workshop on PHE – Budapest 2016

budapest_6A workshop titled ‘The role of practice-oriented higher education in Europe‘ was organised in Budapest (Hungary) on 26 February 2016. It is co-organised by the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) and EURASHE. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by by Moyan Brenn)

The workshop on “The Role of Practice-oriented Higher Education in Europe” was a joint initiative of the Hungarian rectors’ Conference and EURASHE, intention of which was to provide a basis for better information on relevant trends and developments within this type higher education, on EURASHE role and views, as well as to share Hungarian experience within the national context. The starting block focused on system level in Hungary and Europe in general. Dr. Zoltan Marussa presented the view of the Ministry of Human Capacities indicating the growing attention paid to professionally oriented programmes, to further profiling of higher education institutions. The Hungarian situation within the European context and priorities were covered by dr. Liliana Zugo from EC representation to Hungary. Michal Karpisek, EURASHE vice-president provided an overview of general trends, key characteristics of professional higher education and priority policy areas of EURASHE. Further parts of the workshop focused on concrete experience and initiatives of various Hungarian universities and higher education institutions, these showed a vast variety of approaches regarding work-based learning including the “dual model”, integration of regional universities with their communities and companies within the region, as well as their readiness to contribute to on-going European debate and initiatives. The workshop attended by about 50 participants was hosted by the Budapest Metropolitan University prior to the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference meeting.

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Friday 26 February 2016

9:00 – Registrations

9:30 – Welcome

dr. Zoltán Maruzsa, Ministerial Commissioner, Ministry of Human Capacities (tbc)

dr. Liliána Zúgó, responsible for the European Semester, Representation of the European Commission in Hungary

9:50 – Professional higher education in Europe: characteristics and challenges

Michal Karpíšek, Vice-President of EURASHE

PHE definition and characteristics as proposed by EURASHE, relevant policies, reflection of PHE agenda within the Bologna Process and other policies, EURASHE activities and their relevance for countries of Central Europe

10:30 – I. Discussion: Ways to reduce drop-outs from higher education

Introduction: dr. habil István András, Rector of the University of Dunaújváros

Trainings based on learning outcomes; Development of the administrative framework; Approval of knowledge gained in informal/non-formal environment

11:00 – Coffee break

11:20 – II. Discussion: Practice-oriented solutions in higher educational training

Introduction: Péter Tasi, Budapest Business School

TEAM ACADEMY specialization at the Budapest Business School

12:00 – III. Discussion: Experiences of the dual higher educational programmes

Introduction: dr. habil. László Vass CSc., Budapest Metropolitan University

Short presentations on dual higher education programmes: MET University, Széchenyi István University, University of Miskolc, College of Higher Education Kecskemét

13:00 – Lunch

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • László Vass - Dr habil. Laszlo Vass CSc is Rector of Budapest Metropolitan University, Professor and Head of the International Business Economics Programme.
  • István András - dr. habil István András is Rector of the University of Dunaújváros.
  • Péter Tasi - Péter Tasi is team coach at Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences (BBS).
  • Liliána Zúgó - Liliána Zúgó is the Economic Semester Officer at the Representation of the European Commission contributing to the assessment of the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in Hungary. Liliána is... Read more
  • Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE - Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE since June 2016. Within this role Michal has been engaged in policy and representation activities at EU level focused on higher education learning,... Read more
  • Zoltán Maruzsa - dr. Zoltán Maruzsa is Ministerial Commissioner, Ministry of Human Capacities.
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:

    Workshop location

    The workshop is hosted by Budapest Metropolitan University, room K302, located at Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9, 1148 Budapest, Hungary.



  • Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) - Magyar Rektori Konferencia The Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) is a body to represent the whole Hungarian higher education institution system. Its members are the rectors of universities and colleges. The... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Following is the material of the event:

    • More to come soon...
    Photographs of the event will be available here and on Flickr.