On December 8th, 2021, we hosted a delegation from the Hungarian city of Sarospatak at the College. The newly established university – University of Tokaj – originally existing under the name of Commenius College and operating since 1857, has a long history of educating students. Commenius College was the first partner university of the former Krosno State College. Then the cooperation of the Hungarian university was continued as part of the activities of the University of Miskolc and the University of Eger. In October 2021, the Hungarian university again became an independent educational institution. Our College is the first foreign university visited by a delegation from the University of Tokaj.
A delegation from University of Tokaj was lead by Rector Prof. Dr. Gábor Bolvári-Takács together Vice-Rector Dr. Judit Kelemen and Zsuzsanna Szabó Coordinator for international cooperation.
Th Carpathian State College was represented by: Rector’s Deputy for international cooperation dr hab. Władysław Witalisz, Vice-Rector for Development Dr. Agnieszka Woźniak, Vice-Rector for Studies Dr. Krzysztof Frączek, Director of the Institute of Health and Economy Dr. Małgorzata Górka, Head of the Department of Tourism and Recreation prof. Piotr Łopatkiewicz, Head of the Department of Commodity Science Dr Damian Dubis and the Assitant Erasmus+ Programme Coordinator BSc. Sławomir Pelczar.
The aim of the meeting was to confirm of the will to continue coopreation between both universities and the main directions of its development. The main areas of cooperation that have been agreed are pedagogy, tourism and oenology. Another topic were the possibilities of internships of students in frame of the Erasmus + program in enterprises as well as widely available cooperation in this program and the challenges of this program were also discussed. The element crowning the official part of the meeting was the signing of the contract by the Rector, prof. Dr. Gábor Bolvári-Takács and Vice-Rector for Development Dr. Agnieszka Woźniak.
The Hungarian delegation visited the College’s facilities, including the Collegium Pigonianium and the Medical Simulation Center at the Nursing and Midwifery departments. There was enough time to talk about the common cultural heritage, history of Krosno and people connecting Poland with Hungary, including about Wojciech Portius, inseparably associated with Hungarian wine.