‘Best Practice’ Prize Awarded for Internationalization in Higher Education 2017
The award for Internationalization in Higher Education, originally launched by the Tempus Public Foundation, was recently awarded to two distinctive innovative projects within our faculty and are as follows:
The “SimMedCom - Simulation Medical Communication Educational Model with Actor-Patients", and, the “Pécs Model of Teaching Languages for Medical Purposes- Trilingual Demonstrator System at the Medical School of the University of Pécs.”
In 2017, 103 higher education institutions applied for the award in support of Internationalization in Higher Education, out of which the Best Practice Prize was awarded to teams who applied with innovative, genuine projects presenting complex educational models and also transferring a message correlating with internationalization objectives, similarly to the reform purposes of the European Higher Education Area, thus providing positive examples to other participants in higher educational institutions.
The two applications were submitted by the closely collaborating colleagues of the Department of Languages for Specific Purposes, the Department of Internal Medicine 2/Nephrology Center, and the MediSkillsLab – Medical Skills Lab at the Medical School, University of Pécs.
The Tempus Public Foundation presented the Best Practice Award in a strategic field for the world-famous Hungarian medical training, in recognition of the two projects highlighting multidisciplinary approaches towards integrating Hungarian and foreign students, within the frames of a practical training, to improve language and professional competence of the individual participants, and at the same time, effectively responding to social and professional challenges.
The Awards Ceremony was recently held at the conference entitled, ‘Trends and Challenges in Internationalization in Higher Education’ on 10 October, 2O17, in Budapest. The prize was bestowed by Dr. Zita Horváth, Deputy Secretary for Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources. On behalf of the Medical School of the University of Pécs, the award was received by: Dr. Ágnes Koppán, Ms. Renáta Halász, Dr. Katalin Eklicsné Lepenye, Dr. Judit Sebők, Dr. Zsuzsanna Németh and a team of demonstrator students, who participated in the presentation of the projects: Mr. László Szapáry, Mr. Balázs Szíjártó, Ms. Juliane Wagner, Mr. Dominik Hinterreiter (5th year.), Ms. Ágnes Buda and Mr. Krisztián Bollér (4th year.)
The „SimMedCom - Simulation Medical Communication Educational Model with Actor-Patients" was implemented by:
Dr. Ágnes Koppán, Dr. Katalin Eklicsné Lepenye, Ms. Renáta Halász, Dr. Judit Sebők, Dr. Gergő Molnár, Dr. Szilárd Rendeki, Dr. Zsuzsanna Németh, Dr. Eszter Szemán and Dr. Gábor Rébék-Nagy.
The “Pécs Model of Teaching Languages for Medical Purposes- Trilingual Demonstrator System at the Medical School of the University of Pécs was implemented by:
Ms. Renáta Halász, Dr. Ágnes Koppán, Dr. Katalin Eklicsné Lepenye, Dr. Anikó Hambuchné Kőhalmi, Dr. Judit Sebők and Dr. Gergő Molnár.