How an inbound mobility scheme shapes HEIs internationalisation in practice

How an inbound mobility scheme shapes HEIs internationalisation in practice

27 Mar 2019 10:30 11:00

27-March-2019 / Wednesday / 10:30 - 11:00


The poster shows how the increase of incoming degree mobility can contribute to the development of institutional services and internationalisation of HEIs, based on the 5-year practice of the governmental programme called Stipendium Hungaricum, with 60 partner countries involved, also from Asia. The poster presents the impact of the programme that has significantly raised the number of incoming students in Hungary. Visitors can gain insight of how the programme has increased the number of foreign language courses in the past years (almost 500 courses are available for foreign students in the programme). To enhance long-term mobility of the programme, institutions began extensive curriculum development and partnership-building. Participants will be able to see the benefit of the programme in the field of cooperation with Asian countries and institutions. During the discussion, visitors can take a peek behind the numbers to see the main challenges of implementation and the major effects caused within HEIs. The speaker of TPF will provide information about the programme and background internationalisation activities, while the speaker of the chosen university taking part in the programme will show the institutional experience and benefits.

Learn about good practices of fostering internationalisation processes and partnership-building at national and institutional level. Visitors will get expert advice on how to enhance capacity development, and extend the effects of mobility programmes in the field of internationalisation (at home) of HEIs. Gain a deeper understanding of partnership-building opportunities with Asian countries with the help of a formal programme, make notes of do’s and don’ts. Be inspired by institutional practice on how to transfer national cooperation to the institutional level, and benefit from them in long-term.


Mrs Timea Mester-Takacs 
Internationalisation Coordinator,
Study in Hungary Unit,
Tempus Public Foundation,

Mester-Takacs has been working in the field of internationalisation of HE since 2012. At TPF she is responsible for the coordination of activities, professional trainings with the aim of institutional service development of HEIs. She coordinates the promotion of Hungarian HE and TPF programmes abroad, focusing on the Asian region.

Mr Gabor Czeh 
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Co-ordinator,
University of Pécs,

Gabor Czeh is an international relations expert, holds an MA in international relations. He has been serving as international coordinator responsible for inter university agreements and mobility programs for 15 years at the University of Pecs. He has experience in advising students and staff for study abroad and scholarship opportunities.