On the occasion of his visit to Debrecen on November 3, David Stuart, Ambassador of Australia to Vienna, Austria, inquired about the Australian seminars offered at the University of Debrecen.
The Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen has been offering courses on Australian literature, history, and culture for a number of decades, so all English majors take at least one or two such seminar courses before they graduate. These are the courses that the Australian ambassador inquired about on Tuesday at the University of Debrecen. David Stuart was officially received by László Csernoch
, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, who recalled that he had also worked in Australia for several months in 2011, while staying at the University of Brisbane.
“During the past couple of years, we have had instructors coming to the University of Debrecen from Australia, especially from Queensland, and we have sent as many as six students to Australian universities recently in the framework of the program called Campus Hungary. In this academic year, we have one student from Australia in Debrecen, who is affiliated with the Faculty of Dentistry,” said László Csernoch
As of the first month of next year, the program called Campus Mundi will provide opportunities for the exchange of students and faculty, which may strengthen the relations between institutions of higher education in Australia and Debrecen. The Ambassador of Australia to Vienna, who represents his country both in Austria and Hungary, also mentioned one more alternative at the meeting.
“There is a new kind of academic possibility being developed in Australia right now for young people under forty years of age. They will be able to spend a year in our country if they decide they wish to study or to work there. Although our experience of the past couple of years shows that the largest number of students arriving in Australia are from South Korea, Vietnam, Japan and China, we are indeed happy to welcome young people from Europe as well through this opportunity,” said David Stuart
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