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The Achievements and the Impact of the CEEPUS Programme in Hungary

The CEEPUS programme (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) celebrated its 25th anniversary in the academic year 2018-2019. On this occasion, the Hungarian coordinator of the programme, Tempus Public Foundation commissioned a study, which seeks to look back upon the Hungarian outcomes of the past decades, presenting the impact of the programme on the Hungarian higher education institutions. 

Based on a complex research, the study seeks to gather input through summarising the documentation available in the subject matter, analysing statistical data, consulting the coordinators of the higher education institutions involved and interviewing experts with long-standing experience in evaluating networks. 

The summary also seeks to put the CEEPUS programme itself into context, beyond its outcomes. What other regional or even European level partnerships with similar goals are there? Do they strengthen or rather weaken the impact which CEEPUS seeks to achieve? What is the relationship with the ‘big brother’, Erasmus+ programme? 

The publication also wants to contribute to shaping the future. The current phase of CEEPUS, Phase 3, will end in 2025. The next few years will provide enough time for some further fine tuning and implementing potential changes. For this very reason, the authors also make suggestions in the publication about how to increase the impact of the programme, as well as the effectiveness of its operation. 

An abbreviated English version of the original Hungarian online publication is available here. 

Find out more about the CEEPUS programme here.