Boguslawa Urbaniak from University of Lodz (Poland) spent one week at University of Pannonia, Faculty of Business and Economics according to the Erasmus + Mobility Programme.
She held a presentation with the title “An ageing society as a new challenge for the labour market” to the Erasmus, tourism and catering, and business administration and management students of the Management course.
✔ What do you think about the future?
✔ How will technological development change tourism?
✔ Will there be any new career opportunities?
✔ Are we going to take virtual tours instead of real ones or will we just get a new perspective on the already cherished destinations?
If you have an opinion, share it with us and take part in the game! We are expecting 1-minute-long videos in which you share what comes to your mind when you hear Tourism and the Digital Transformation.
You won’t need a professional studio or a make-up artist, all you need is your phone and your fantasy. If you don’t want to appear on video, do not worry. We also accept information videos with animations, captions, pictures.
We recommend you to use the World Tourism Day 2018 logo in your videos: http://wtd.unwto.org/content/wtd-2018-resources
The contest is open for everyone, we look forward to see all your diverse perspectives.
The videos will be posted on the Faculty of Business and Economics Facebook page on 27th September, where you can vote for the most interesting ideas. The top three will receive some gifts from the faculty. On top of that, the runner-up will get a bottle of wine to celebrate, while the winner gets a valuable gift for the hard work.
What is important:
We are certain that you are full of great ideas and interesting initiatives that we and the citizens of Veszprém would appreciate. You may be aware that Veszprém is bidding for the European Capital of Culture 2023 title and within the framework of this project you have the opportunity to introduce yourselves and your nations and your cultures. We are planning to organise a Multinational Culinary Event, staged in the main square (Óváros tér) in Veszprém, where you and your friends from the same nation could prepare your favourite national dishes and let the local citizens taste them. It would be great if you could also wear the traditional costumes of your country, or perform a traditional dance, or play on a musical instrument typical of your country etc.
We are looking for small groups of 3-5 students from the same nation. Everything you may need will be provided, just please let us know. We need the following information:
The event would take place around the 15th or 22nd September (or 6th October).
Have a nice summer and hope to see you in September among the multinational chefs 🙂
This research is part of the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) candidate proposal and Bidbook preparation. In the name of the Veszprém ECOC Board and Presentation Team we are really interested in your honest ideas in order to develop the city and the Balaton Upland region in order to make youth stay and enjoy the place all year round.
Thank you very much for spending app. 8 minutes to contribute to the success of the research.
Dr. Edit Kővári and Dr. Ágnes Raffay
Startup Campus University offers students of 10 European countries the opportunity to present and validate their ideas in front of investors and market participants.
11.00-12.00 Education USA – Boglárka Falussy, director, American Corner (A/204)
15.00-17.00 My Journey Through America – Boglárka Falussy, director, American Corner (A/204)
10.00-11.00 Where the Magic comes – Finland – Edit Neubauer, Honorary Consul of Finland (A/204)
13.00-16.00 Negotiating to Success in Global Business – Adrienne Makkay-Chambers, Head of Higher Education Centre for Business Development, Faculty of Business and Economics (A/204). Send your registration to email@example.com!
16.00-17.00 Let me show where I am from… – International students introduce themselves (Tosin Tunde Adefolaju, Seun Seyi Omigade – Nigeria) (A/204)
17.00-18.00 CCUSA info meeting – Would you like to work in the USA or Canada? You have opportunity to gain experience! – Szabina Szombat, area representative, CCUSA
18.00-20.00 World Traveller’s Club: El Camino – more than pilgrimage – Mónika Szalay, flight attendant (Central Dorm – Központi Kollégium, Egyetem str. 10.)
14.00-15.00 Why do you apply for Latvia? – Dr. Katalin Lőrincz, associate professor, Faculty of Business and Economics (A/204)
16.00-18.00 Culinary Travel in Europe – Quiz! – Margit Biermann, master lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics (A/204). Create 4 member groups and registrate via firstname.lastname@example.org!
18.00- American Corner Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner (Eötvös Károly County Library – Kisfaludy Room, www.veszprem.americancorner.hu)
09.00-11.00 Intercultural Training – Dr. Irina Golubeva, University of Pannonia (A/204). Send your registration to email@example.com!
11.00-12.00 Algoos Information (A/204)
13.00-14.00 Erasmus Information Day – Kolos Adorján, University of Pannonia (A/204)
14.00-16.00 Time of my Life – Travelogue (Vivien Fritz, Liza Balogh, Áron Hajba) (A/204)
16.00-18.00 Christmas is coming soon – Arts and crafts (A/204)
Those who participate in 3 events get a special present with GTK logo. Pop in for a summary booklet! (A/101)
A two-day event on Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development:
– Tuesday 27 September will be dedicated to a reflection from a research perspective.
– On Wednesday 28 September, we will open the debate from a policy perspective.
The FESSUD project will close 5 years of research about financialisation of our economy. It will present its main findings and policy recommendations for a financial system better serving the economy, society and the environment.
FESSUD brings together expertise from 14 leading universities across Europe and South Africa and PLS as the only civil society organisation to look afresh at how the financial system affects the world around us. This project has studied the growth and impacts of the financial system in Europe and offers recommendations to make the financial system work for society, the economy and the environment and not – as has sometimes been the case – the other way round.
The FESSUD project targets a wide public going from policy makers to representatives of the business sector, through civil society, to academics and citizens from the EU and beyond.
More information: http://fessud.eu/fessud-final-conference-2016/
Europe’s financial sector to expand amid low growth and rising inequality
Europe faces a decade of low growth, rising inequality in income and wealth, and decline or stagnation in workers’ wages.
A wide-ranging survey of 50 business school economists about the future of financial services in Europe also found that the unregulated growth of the so-called ‘shadow banking’ (or non-bank financial) sector could cause another 2008-style financial crisis in the next five to ten years.
The economists were asked to make predictions on subjects including the future role, structure and regulation of the financial sector; the impact of the sector on society; growth and inequality in Europe; and the future remit and responsibilities of the European Central Bank (ECB) and of the central banks of developed countries.
The survey, part of the Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development (FESSUD) research project led by the University of Leeds, found that the benefits of growth and employment of the financial system had been greatly overestimated prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
While Europe’s financial system would remain the same or grow in the next five to ten years, this would not translate into wider economic growth. Growth in the euro area is forecast to remain below 2% and rising unemployment, welfare cuts and austerity will contribute to greater inequality in society.
The economists also predicted that there would be a slight or significant increase in inequality in income and wealth distribution in developed countries in the next five to ten years, while wage income as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would fall or remain unchanged.
Professor Malcolm Sawyer of Leeds University Business School, project leader of FESSUD, said:
“The survey portrays a financial services sector in Europe continuing to grow, but with the benefits for the citizens of Europe being limited and likely negative. The person in the street will continue to see rising inequality, stagnating wages and sluggish growth, and the financial sector will continue to act as a drag on sustainable growth.
“The findings on the growth of shadow banking in Europe are particularly concerning. As banks are further regulated, shadow banking will continue to grow with, at best, loose regulation. This along with the inherent fragilities of the financial system will increase instability and contribute to the next financial crisis.
“The messages are clear: there has to be fundamental reforms of the financial sector, its scope and influence. It is time for the financial sector to serve society, and not society serving the interests of the financial sector.”
The survey shows that the role of the ECB is expected to change, with economists predicting that it would encompass generating real economic growth in addition to its chief objective of maintaining price stability in the Eurozone. This broadening would be mirrored in the role of national central banks, which will also focus more on financial stability as well as inflation price stability and economic activity. There was consensus that the central banks of developed countries would retain inflation targets of around 2%.
FESSUD is a €10m research programme funded by the European Union and led by Leeds University Business School and involves 14 business schools in Europe and South Africa. The project has examined the dominance of the financial system over other parts of the European economy in the last 30 years and suggests reforms to support economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Key findings of the Future Expansion and Proliferation of Finance Delphi survey include:
Paper author Jesus Ferreiro, University of the Basque Country, and Professor Giuseppe Fontana of the University of Leeds, said: “The finance industry has not learned the lessons from the global financial crisis, and deep reform is needed to make it more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.”
Professor Malcolm Sawyer is available for interview. Contact Guy Dixon, Communications, University of Leeds, on: 0113 343 1028 or 07954 277 539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the paper ‘The Future Expansion and Proliferation of Finance’, by Jesus Ferreiro, Carmen Gomez and Jon Landeta, is available upon request.
Notes to editors
Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development (FESSUD) is a research project investigating the growth and impact of the financial system in Europe which suggests ways that the system might be reformed to support economic, social and environmental sustainability.
FESSUD is funded by a near €8m grant from the European Commission. The partners are: University of Leeds (UK, lead partner), University of Siena (Italy); School of Oriental and African Studies (UK); Fondation National de Sciences Politiques (France); Pour la Solidarite (Belgium); Poznan School of Economics (Poland); Tallin University of Technology (Estonia); Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany); University of Coimbra (Portugal); University of Pannonia (Hungary); National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece); Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey); Lund University (Sweden); University of Witwatersrand (South Africa); University of the Basque Country (Spain).
In 2016, UNWTO will continue the PhD Research Programme, successfully started in 2014, which will offer again two PhD students the opportunity to contribute to the UNWTO programme for Sustainable Development of Tourism (SDT). The main aim of this programme is to support research to advance the general knowledge and further broaden ones’ understanding about the importance of sustainable and resilient tourism at the international level.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th June 2016
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: All applications must include the following documents:
Applications will only be accepted if completed and according to application requirements. Applications should be submitted via email to the following address: email@example.com
REFERENCE: PhD Researcher at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Important pointers for applicants:
Applicants are kindly requested:
The Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) is now welcoming applications for 4-month research scholarships in order to support excellent students in their studies and their early-stage research careers. The scholarships are renewable based on performance and academic excellence.
The amount of scholarship is 250.000 HUF/month from October 2016 to January 2017.
Applicants are expected to
1. register for one of the graduate programs at the University of Pannonia Kőszeg Campus and
2. join one of the research centres of iASK and participate in their interdisciplinary research programs under the supervision of iASK research fellows.
With this iASK aims to encourage prospective students to
If you are a motivated student that would like to benefit from this offer, apply now.
We are expecting applications in two interdisciplinary fields:
CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT with a focus on creative regions, historic cities, tourism, connecting the world of industry, commerce, and governance with education and science.
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES with a focus on globalisation and regional development, economic, environmental and social sustainability, global political economy and the impact of new information technologies.
We strongly encourage topics that specifically focus on Central Europe in a global context.
HOW TO APPLY:
First step: all applicants submit their application packages to their chosen graduate program by June 15 2016! (for the application package please consult http://pek.uni-pannon.hu/)
Second step: all applicants are to send a personal research statement with bibliography (2000 words) in English AND 2 letters of recommendation detailing the research potential of the applicant SIGNED and SEALED by the deadline June 31 2016
All inquiries should be sent to Dr. Izabella Agardi at firstname.lastname@example.org