University of Miskolc
About our Organization
The History of the University of Miskolc dates back to 1735 when it first opened its doors for students of mining and metallurgy institute in Selmecbánya (it is called Banská Štiavnica and belongs to Slovakia now). In 1762, Maria Theresa promoted the institute to academic rank. After the World War I, the institution first moved to Sopron then to Miskolc where it has been located since 1949. The Technical University for Heavy Industry was established on the field of mining, metallurgy and mechanical engineering. During the last few decades of the 20th century, the Institution developed into a fully-fledged colorful university with the traditional three technical faculties (Earth Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics) and the new faculties of Law, Economy, Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Music and also courses of continuing education, or higher level vocational training. In 1990, the name of the university was changed to University of Miskolc. As part of the Hungarian higher education model change, the University of Miskolc became a university maintained by a trustee foundation (Universitas Miskolcinensis Foundation) from 1 August 2020. The university covers an area of 85 hectares with 29 buildings, 7 student hostels with about 2,000 places. There are135,000 m2 of classrooms, labs, teachers’ offices, etc., 35 lecture halls and 95 classrooms. In 8 faculties, (approx.) 9,000 students study in 99 BSc/BA programmes (3 taught in English), 82 MSc/MA programmes (17 taught in English), 177 specialisations (6 taught in English), 28 PhD programmes (14 taught in English). The University of Miskolc welcome international students. In 2021/22 academic year 430 international students studied representing 70 countries worldwide. The 2021 QS World University Rankings, the University of Miskolc is between 1001-1200 top universities. The 2021 QS University Ranking placed the University of Miskolc in the 450-500 group of the global list in the subcategory of ‘Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing’. From 2021, The university is the full member of the European University Association (EUA) which include 800 universities from 48 coutries.
Why we are Participating in the Project
The Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Miskolc has 53 teaching, 13 administrative staff and 920 students. The faculty provides 5 BSc programmes in Nursing and Patient Care (Phsyiotherapist, Nurse), in Health Care and Disease Prevention (Health Visitors), Medical Laboratorial Diagnostic Imaging Analyses (Radiographer), Health Care Management (Health tourism manager), 2 MSc programmes in Teacher of Health, Social Worker, and 5 postgraduate training courses (Clinical Research Associate, Balneotherapy, Indian Medicine, Physiotherapy on Pediatric Rehabilitation, Patient Education), and 1 Higher Education Training (Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Assistant).
The Faculty was invoved in international projects such as:
– „FŐNIX ME”- Renewable University higher education institutional developments to improve both the quality and accessibility of higher education – 2017-2021
– A rejuvenating and renewing University Innovative City of Knowledge, Institutional development of the University of Miskolc for smart specialisation – 2017-2021
– Cooperative Training and Educational Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education in Eastern Hungary – 2017-2020
Our Role in the Project
We will produce together with the others culture sensitive e-learning course in movement analysis and therapy. We are preparing the methodology through to developing knowledge, communication skills and professional competences in movement analysis and therapy.
We are responsible to organize to gather and summerize the knowledge about the content and structure of existing courses, about learning theories and teaching methods used in blended/online teaching in movement analysis and treatment. We are also responsible to get to know the lacks and wants of the major stakeholders in the field of physiotherapy (students, academic teachers and professionals) regarding themes, skills range, and resources in movement analysis, with emphasis on cultural issues and intercultural communication in physiotherapy through focus groups and interviews.
Dr. Andrea LUKÁCS
Her responsibilities include the internationalisation of the university, coordinating the development of new teaching modules and new programmes. She is also responsible for international cooperation between Faculty of Health Sciences and other higher education institutes. Her research interests include psychological health and physical activity / physical fitness of children, adolescents and young adults. She graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of Semmelweis University in Budapest (now Hungarian University of Sport Sciences) in Budapest. She obtained her PhD from the University of Debrecen, and her habilitation at the University of Pécs. She has more than 200 publications, and is a regular participant in world conferences.
She is a physiotherapist and health teacher, currently works at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Miskolc. As a master lecturer she conducts lectures and practical classes for physiotherapy students about the basics of physiotherapy knowledge, musculoskeletal anatomy and techniques used in rehabilitation.
Tünde LEBENSZKYNÉ SZABÓ
She is a physiotherapist and a complex rehabilitation specialist. She’s a master lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Miskolc. She teaches physical therapy students in the subjects of kinesiology, functional patient assessment, motor skill development and rheumatology. Her primary interest is the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine.
She is a psychologist, earnt her MA at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and currently serves as a master lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Miskolc. Her main area of interest is social psychology, including personal perception and prejudice. A significant part of her educational activity is the preparation of health care students for the most appropriate treatment of patients, for the communication with people, in the framework of various trainings