Charm-EU closes a successful academic year in cooperation with PPK
The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Imre Hamar, vice-rector for international affairs and head of ELTE's CHARM-EU-related activities. Prof. Hamar highlighted the importance of the Alliance's work in terms of increasing the international visibility of ELTE, the acquisition of good practices developed jointly or adopted from partners as well as the horizontal sharing of knowledge within the university. He emphasized that all ELTE faculties are involved in the activities of CHARM-EU and more than 100 colleagues have already worked in the projects.
ELTE experts working in the CHARM-EU educational project summarized the activities carried out in each Work Package and within the CHARM-EU Master’s programme. Krisztina Lénárt (Directorate of Education) presented the fields of curriculum design and teaching and learning strategy, Luca Erdei (Faculty of Education and Psychology) summarised mobility activities in the CHARM-EU joint master’s programme while Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas (Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education) outlined the CHARM-EU approach regarding inclusivity. (ELTE leads Work Package 5 on Mobility and Work Package 6 on Inclusion.) Gábor Zemplén (Faculty of Economics) summarised the preparatory phase of the CHARM-EU Global Challenges for Sustainability master's program. Katalin Felvinczi (Faculty of Education and Psychology), Viktor Mihucz and Ádám Tóth (Faculty of Science) presented the Life and Health, Food and Water Tracks of the flexible second phase while Jesús Reyes (Faculty of Informatics) presented the final, Capstone phase of the master’s. Ágnes Albert (BTK) presented the Pilot work package, Mária Szulovszky (CHARM-EU Office) summarised dissemination activities while Ferenc Takó (CHARM-EU Office) reported on the results of the Governance and Toolkit work packages. Handbooks, guides, policy documents and other supporting materials created by the Alliance are available in the CHARM-EU Toolkit.
Prof. Dr. Péter Sziklai, ELTE’s vice-rector for research introduced the TORCH research and innovation project. The vice-rector summarised the TORCH meeting held during the day, where ELTE colleagues working in TORCH and the vice-deans for research from ELTE faculties participated in the discussions. Prof. Sziklai emphasized the comprehensive nature of the project and highlighted that
in addition to the strategic planning processes, concrete research and innovation project proposals were created,
which could be realized in the following years. The completed work packages of the TORCH project dealt with the laying down the foundations for research collaboration between the five partner institutions, the development of a common research agenda, the relationship between the university and the public and business sectors as well as open science, transdisciplinary science, and citizen science. The activities of the Open Science work package led by ELTE were summarized by Balázs Aczél (Faculty of Education and Psychology) while Ferenc Takó presented the activities of Work Package 3, 4, 5 and 7.
The professional overview ended with the presentation of the UNI-ECO project launched in 2019 by members of the CHARM-EU Alliance. Anna Katalin Németh, head of department of the Directorate of Education presented the initiative focusing on the relationship between higher education and sustainability.
The ELTE CHARM-EU Award ceremony was also held as part of the event. The award is given to those teachers, researchers, colleagues working in the Alliance as well as representatives of partner institutions cooperating with the University, who have played a key role in ELTE’s work at CHARM European University and have made a significant contribution to ELTE’s achievements and successes within the Alliance. This year's winners of the CHARM-EU Award are:
- Luca Alexa Erdei, teaching assistant of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, for her work in the Mobility work package
- Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, assistant professor at the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, for her work as the leader of the Inclusion work package
- Katalin Felvinczi, professor of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, for her work as a facilitator of the Life and Health Track of the CHARM-EU Master’s programme
- Zsófia Kollányi, assistant professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, for her work as a module coordinator in the Life and Health Track of the CHARM-EU Master’s programme
- Krisztina Ildikó Lénárt, Head of Department of the Directorate of Education, for the work in the coordination of the Teaching and Learning work package within ELTE
- Viktor Gábor Mihucz, associate professor of the Faculty of Science, for his work as a facilitator of the Food Track of the CHARM-EU Master’s programme
- Katalin Anna Németh, Head of Department of the Directorate of Education, for her previous management work in the Mobility work package
- Ádám Zoltán Tóth, assistant professor of the Faculty of Science, for his work as a facilitator of the Water Track of the CHARM-EU Master’s programme
- András Vadas, assistant professor of the Faculty of Humanities, for his work as a module coordinator in the Water specialization
The ceremony ended with reception and informal discussion.
Source: ELTE Website