VEN is the university festival, university days of the University of Pannonia.
VEN (=Veszprém University Days) is being organised for the 25th time between 29 April and 4 MAy 2013. This year more than 23 bands will play on the stages including guest performers form the UK and Italy. Among the variety of cultural and fun programmes the Faculty of Business and Economics organizes the English-speaking VENternational Picnic.
Read the details of the VEN here:
The Economics Section of the National Scientific Student Research Projects (OTDK) was hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Pannonia between the 18th and 20th of April 2013. This is one of the most prestigious events organized for students studying economics from all over the country, where they can present the results of their researches. Participating in this conference is usually mentioned as the first step to be a successful expert in any economic field in the future.
The National Scientific Student Research Projects is held in every 2nd year in 16 different disciplines in different locations. The conference in this year broke a couple of records: approximately 650 research projects were nominated which is the highest number during the history of the event. It also means that more than 760 students from 32 universities arrived to Veszprém to present their research results.
After the scientific part of the conference the students and professors could enjoy the offered cultural programmes. One of the special guests was Csaba Vastag, the winner of the X-Factor Hungary in 2010 and the student of the Faculty, Péter Rozsnyói jazz pianist, the Caffé Bambini and the Pannon Universitas Band, which bands’ members are students of the university. The Faculty offered a new opportunity this year: visitors could do sightseeing in the regular way or by using QR codes.
Before the class started I expected lots of fun and lots of practical knowledge based on teamwork and a teaching method which is much different from what Hungarian students are used to. I got all of them.
The classes were very interactive which means that we had to listen actively, participate and be active members of our group. The teaching method of Dr. T. was very different from our Hungarian professors’, since in the classes she used many non-formal education elements.
In the first class we – the 15 participants – have been randomly divided into 3 groups and we kept these groups until the end of the course. Each team had to find a team project that we were working on during the whole week. To realize our plan we had to do some off-class activities such as some social programs, some discussions and some homework. Along the course we turned in 6 short papers and held 3 presentations on different topics.
The atmosphere of the course was very pleasant and every participant enjoyed the whole week together. I hope that we can have similar courses in the near future.
You have probably already run into several of the international students at the university. But do you know where they come from? Do you have an idea about what their home country is like? Can you imagine how they cope with the cultural differences?
Molonge Abawah Ivo, Tourism and catering bachelor student from Cameroon shared with us his experiences.
Why did you choose to come to study in Hungary?
I choose to study in Hungary because Hungary is located in the Western World and the certificates of the Western World are highly recognized in Africa and the job allocation will be highly paid.
What did you find the most difficult in this new culture?
The most difficult cultural difference here is the non familiarized attitude of the people (people like to live their private life without the influence of other people), in Africa, everyone is a family to all. Also the religious background of the people is not well placed and I could not find where to worship so easily. Furthermore, clubbing here is very popular and its fun here too, I like it.
Which is your favourite subject and why?
My favourite subject is Economics because I like it from birth and want to become an economic analyst. I could have a problem just maybe because of the examination system which is not so familiar with that of my former educational system. Also the manner with which the course was allocated, normally in economics, it has to be Micro Economics before Macro and is making other students to be so afraid of the course. I would say economics is very good for anyone who could be patient to study it, you will be all round needed in the job market.
What do you miss the most from your home country?
I miss my family and African friends, I miss African dishes, I miss playing soccer and also sitting in parks with my friends to listen to cool music. Life in Africa is so fun, I wish you go and experienced it with someone who is fun oriented. Beautiful beach and zoo with all species of animals, good waterfalls and antique lifestyle in the interior.
What are your plans for the future?
I am planning to become a self employed someone with a good business plan. Having a 5 star hotel is my dream and going into real estate business or banking hoping to become an African Billionaire. For the moment, getting an education background is my prior ambition.
Please share an interesting fact about your country, one that you think most Hungarians don’t know.
Regarding life in Cameroon, I will say it’s so fun to be there; they say Cameroon is Africa in miniature (what you can find in any African country, it is in Cameroon). Cameroon is blessed with fertile soil excellent in agriculture, plantation agriculture is the main source of income, oil refinery is also good, petroleum extraction is good, electricity supply is the best. Politically, I have grown to know just 1 National President from Birth (Paul Biya). So far, Cameroon has been govern by 2 Presidents after Independence. This is the country with the highest number of Ministers who have the most beautiful and expensive cars in the world. Cameroon has 10 regions and 2 languages are spoken nationwide (French and English).
Did you know that all taxi in Cameroon have the same color painting (yellow) and you can enter into a taxi at any point, no taxi number to call… 🙂
The Turin School of Local Regulation is pleased to announce the draft programme of the XVI Edition of the International Summer School on regulation of local public services (Torino, 9th – 20th of September 2013).
The Summer School is addressed to undergraduate students at their last year, graduate students and officials from the Public Administration (municipalities, counties, regional bodies) and regulatory agencies.
Selected participants can benefit of very low registration fees; free registration from non-OECD countries and new EU member States. Registration includes 2-week free accommodation at the University residence in Turin.
Further information: http://www.fondazioneambiente.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=118
This is one of the most prestigious events organised for students studying economics from all over the country, where they can present the results of their researches. Participating in this conference is usually mentioned as the first step to be a successful expert in any economic field in the future.
The National Scientific Student Research Projects is held in every 2nd year in 16 different disciplines in different locations. The conference in this year already broke couple records: approximately 650 research projects are nominated which is the highest number during the history of the event. It also means that more than 760 students from 32 universities will arrive to Veszprém to present their research results.
For the Faculty the quality of the conference is the most important. Their goal is to give an unforgettable positive experience for the participants.
After the scientific part of the conference the students and professors can enjoy the offered cultural program. One of the special guests will be Csaba Vastag, the winner of the X-Factor Hungary in 2010 and the student of the Faculty, Péter Rozsnyói jazz pianist, the Caffé Bambini and the Pannon Universitas Band, which bands’ members are students of the university.
The Faculty offers a new opportunity this year: visitors can do sightseeing in the regular way or by using QR codes.
The annual excursion of the Department of Tourism was in Rome this year. After the 14 hour bus tour we were glad to walk around the eternal city, we started with the Vatican. After visiting Saint Peter’s Square and Basilica we discovered the rich exhibitions of the Vatican Museums (unfortunately the Sistine Chapel was closed due to the new pope’s election one day earlier). Despite the forecast there was a nice weather and this gave us the opportunity to have a great panorama of Rome from the Garibaldi Memorial.
The next day we headed to the countryside and visited Villa Adriana, a whole complex of palaces built by Emperor Hadrian. Later on we visited the nice town of Tivoli and Castel Gandolfo: here is the pope’s summer residence. From this hilltop settlement one can see a mountain lake on one side and the sea in the distance on the other.
On the third day we explored the still existing memories of the antique world. Our first stop was the must-see Colosseum, from here we walked over to the Forum Romanum, the former commercial and political centre of the Empire. Later in the day we have seen many more buildings from ancient times, climbed the Capitol Hill and experienced the chaos called Roman traffic.
On our final day we threw a coin to the Trevi fountain, were amazed by the gigantic dome of the Pantheon, tried one of the 150 available ice-cream flavours in a real Italian gelateria and finally started our journey back to Veszprém.
Written by Ádám Dallos
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