The first EDUC short-term program has started, organized by the University of Pécs


Thirty students from 6 EDUC universities have enrolled in the ‘Social Work and Social Ecology’ blended mobility program launched this week. As part of the special program, students attend online classes in April, followed by a physical mobility program in July, when the participants will meet in Pécs for a week and build a community garden with local NGOs.


The academic program is provided by the Department of Community and Social Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, while the International Centre is responsible for the overall organization of the program. After class, exciting social programs await the students, led by Hungarian mentor students.


One of the objectives of the EDUC alliance is to provide high-quality short-cycle programs for its students. The University of Pécs’s program is the first of its kind to take place. Every EDUC member university selected 5 students to participate in the course. There was a huge interest in the program, some universities had over 70 students applying to participate.


In July, two EDUC short-term programs will be offered to the students. The course ‘Connecting Your IoT Devices’ will be organized by the University of Rennes 1 in France and the ’Law and Technology’ program will be hosted by the University of Pécs in Hungary. By the end of 2022, a total of nine short-cycle programs will be organized at EDUC member universities in various subject areas.


The European Digital UniverCity (EDUC) is one of the first European university alliances supported by the European Commission. The member universities are the University of Potsdam (Germany), the University of Cagliari (Italy), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), the University of Rennes 1 (France), the University of Paris Nanterre (France), and the University of Pécs (Hungary). One of the goals of the alliance is to make the EDUC member universities’ education systems accessible and offer a number of virtual and physical mobility programs for the 160,000 students and 20,000 faculty of the alliance.