XXIX Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum and the Jubilee Meeting of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference

The annual conference of the international organisation having 800 over members and the Jubilee Meeting of the Hungarian Rectors' Conference are going to be held at the same time.

Contact:

Gábor Kozma
Tel: +36 72 501-500/18533
kozma.gabor(at)zsn.hu

Preliminary Programme

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Arrival of the Council Meeting participants, check-in at Hotel Corso

Wednesday 30 August 2017

14:30 – 18:00 Council Meeting

19:00 Council Meeting participants’ dinner (Hotel Corso)

Thursday 31 August 2017

Plenary Session

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome addresses

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Speech connected to the theme: “Traditions and Modernization in Higher Education – University Values, Roles and Challenges”

10:45 – 12:30 Plenary Session

12:30 – 13:30 Buffet lunch in Telekom Hall of the Faculty of Business and Economics

Bus transfer to Zsolnay Cultural Quarter where afternoon sessions take place

Afternoon venue: Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Faculty of Humanities

Refreshments - coffee, mineral water, cakes are served in the corridor during the afternoon

14:15 – 15:00 World Café Session I.

15:00 – 15:45 World Café Session II.

15:45 – 16:30 World Café Session III.

16:45 – 18:00 Student Workshop

Guided tour in Zsolnay Cultural Quarter (Gyugyi Collection etc.) during the Sessions and the Student

Workshop – upon preliminary registration

18:30 -19:30 Signiture of MCU & Concert in Liszt Hall

19:30 Dinner with instrumental background music

Venue: Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pirogranit Court (Rain location: E-78)

Friday 1 September 2017

Participation in the Jubilee Ceremony – the 650 th anniversary of the foundation of the first Hungarian university in Pécs

10:00 Day of Hungarian Higher Education, opening of the new academic year and celebrating the day of the city (from this year on the Hungarian Parliament named September 1st as the official Day of Hungarian Higher Education)

- ceremonial entry

- National Anthem

- Prime Minister’s Speech

- Rector’s Speech

- Mayor’s Speech

Honoris Causa Doctors’ Ceremony (new doctors planned)

 HE Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, historian

 Prof. Buzsáky György, brain researcher (Brain Prize, 2011)

- Speech of Dr Sijbolt Noorda, President of MCO

- Arts performance

- Award ceremony of the newly established King Louis the Great Prize

- University and City Awards

- Anthem of Europe

- The rectors leave the place, technical break

12:30 Reception/Lunch

14:00 – 15:00: National Brain Programme – Official Inauguration by the Prime Minister

15:30 – 16:30: Visit to the Klimó Library

17:00 Inaugurating the statues of King Louis the Great and Bishop Vilmos at the medieval university

site - Speeches by: HE Orbán Viktor, Prime Minister, and HE Udvardy György, Bishop of Pécs

17:30 – 18:00 Foundation of the “Alliance of the oldest universities in the world” - Venue: Medieval University Building

18:00 Dinner and wine tasting at the Grannary/ castle wall promenade,

20:00: (possible program) Gala concert int he Kodály Centre

Saturday 2 September 2017

Departure day

Guided tour is arranged this day, too, for those participants who did not attend it the day before, or those who do not wish to participate in this meeting, including a visit to Klimo Library. The same guided tour is organized for all the other participants after the meeting.

11:00 – 15:00: City tour with snack lunch

- Cella Septichora UNESCO World Heritage Site of Early Christian Tombs

- Basilica of Pécs

12:30 – 13:30: Snack lunch in Csontváry Museum

13:30 – 15:00: Museum Tour: Csontváry Museum, Vasarely Museum, Mosque

In the afternoon: Departure is possible

Sunday 3 September 2017

Departure day

Date of the event: 
2017. August 31. 14:30 to 2017. September 03. 15:00
Target audience: 
Invited
Locale of the event: 

More information: international.pte.hu