The latest issue of the Newsletter magazine has been published.
Browse the previous issues here.
At the XXXIIth National Youth Conference organised by Budapest Business School on 9-11 April 2015, the students received: two Pro Scientia Awards, two 1st prizes, six 2nd prizes and two 3rd prizes.
The list of awards:
Pro Scientia Award:
Gold Medal Award for Supervisors
The 24th Conference of the International Purchasing Education and Research Association (IPSERA) was hosted by VU University Amsterdam and organised together with the University of Pannonia, Veszprém. More than 200 participants from more than 20 countries presented and discussed more than 145 conference papers during three and a half days, which included a Doctoral Workshop and a special Educators Conference as pre-Conference events.
The Welcome reception on Sunday evening was in the Council Hall of the City of Amsterdam, where the Chief Procurement Officer of Amsterdam, Hans Dussel, welcomed the participants with an interesting presentation about social targets and economic targets in city procurement.
On Monday, two key note speakers presented after the official opening of the Conference in the VU University Aula. Professor Jan Fransoo (TU Eindhoven) dealt with the academic key note, while Stijn Kiens – Head Logistics Doctors without Borders (Médicins Sans Frontières) – had a fascinating presentation about the operations of setting up supply systems in crisis areas. „Effectiveness, rather than efficiency” and „independence rather than efficiency” where some of the criteria used in deciding who to partner with, how to maintain neutrality and most of all, how to help those in need. The main motivator was „outrage”. Outrage about what happened to certain tribes, nations or minorities. Stuff to make you think about things…
The remainder of the days was filled between 8.30 and 17.00 with hard work: presenting, discussing, meetings, Assembly, the usual conference activities. The evenings were spent on social activities, a buffet dinner in the wonderful Zuiderkerk on Monday and on Tuesday the Gala Conference Dinner in the famous marble hall of the Royal Institute of the Tropics. Here, the various awards for best papers were handed out, and the numerous bursaries that IPSERA has for promising young talents. The IPSERA Best Paper went to Nadine Kiratli et.al. (Maastricht University) for her paper on Team Creativity. The IFPSM Best Paper with managerial implications went to Cees Gelderman et.al. (OU Heerlen) for his work on the role of Critical Incidents in designing Globalisation Strategies. The Nevi Zorg Best Paper in Health care procurement went to Fredo Schotanus et.al. (university Twente) for the work on Cooperative procurement.
A special award was given for the first time in the history of IPSERA: the Life Time Achievement Award. It was awarded to Prof. Attila Chikán, for his work in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management.
Altogether, it was a very successful conference and I would like to thank my Team members of the local Organising Committee for the very good cooperation!
Written by Prof. Dirk-Jan Kamann
American Corner Veszprém, in collaboration with Petőfi Theatre Veszprém and the English and American Studies Institute at the University of Pannonia, is organizing the 7th National English Language Drama Festival in Veszprém. This year, the Festival will feature 11 plays and about 100 players from many different parts of Hungary.
Find the program of this year’s Drama Festival here. Please note that the program is subject to change.
Further information about the Festival is coming soon. In the meantime, please check the Drama Festival’s Facebook page, where you will find the posters of the plays uploaded in the next two weeks.
The 9th Presentation Day as part of the Comprehensive Business Study II course took place 12 March. The topics showed a great variety. The 17 different presentations focused on relevant issues such as teleworking, home sharing, youth migration, gamification etc. The assessing board consisted of the last year winners, Balázs Csáforda and Tamás Szikszai, Ádám Horváth and Robert Roboz from FiveStar! Creative Consulting and Erzsébet Csibi, Higher Education and Professional Representative from Pearson. The best presentation was on ‘The North-Korean economy: Behind the curtain’ by Kitti Molich and Ádám Stefán, while the best presenter was Anita Mohlasz. They along with the second and third place presenters were awarded by valuable and practical books that can help in academic and career life by Pearson. This event gave great possibilities to students to co-work, to practice their presentation skills and gain feedback from different perspectives.
Written by Edit Komlósi