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Directorate General XXII - Education, Training and Youth


Tempus  Phare

Joint European Project

Annual Report and Statement of Expenditure for 1998/99


UM 13352/98

(JEP contract n°)


The Annual Report and Statement of Expenditure
are to be returned in TWO copies by registered mail

by 15 February 2000 at the latest

(date as per postmark)

One copy to:

One copy to:

Commission of the European Communities

European Training Foundation

Directorate-General XXII

Mr. P. Bedewell

Education, Training and Youth

Head of Tempus Department

Mr. G. Massangioli

Viale Settimio Severo, 65

Head of Unit

I - 10133 TORINO (Italy)

B-7 8/49


rue de la Loi, 200


B - 1049 Bruxelles (Belgium)



This declaration should be completed and signed by the following people:

1. the Coordinator of the Joint European Project;

2. the person who is legally authorised to represent the coordinating institution;

3. the Contractor of the Joint European Project;

4. the person who is legally authorised to represent the contracting institution.

We, the undersigned, certify that we have submitted all the documentation that is required of us, including the documents listed in the checklist in Annex .

Furthermore, we certify that the information given in this Annual Report, Statement of Expenditure and Checklist is correct to the best of our knowledge.

We are aware that amendments to them will not be accepted after 15 February 20001999.


Name of the coordinating institution: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE)

Name of the Coordinator: Peter Moson

Function: director of the French Filial

Done at: Budapest

Date: February 10, 2000


Name of the legal representative: Ákos Detrekői

Function: rector

Done at: Budapest.........

Date: February 10, 2000

Signature: .........


Name of the contracting institution: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE)

Name of the Contractor: Peter Moson

Function: director of the French Filial

Done at: Budapest

Date: February 10, 2000


Name of the legal representative: Ákos Detrekői

Function: rector

Done at: Budapest

Date: February 10, 2000

Signature: .........



This Annual Report form applies to the 1998/99 Joint European Project period. The form consists of two basic parts: a) the Annual Report on outputs achieved and activities performed in relation to the project objective stated in the Contract and the approved version of your 1998/99 Intermediate Report and b) the Statement of Expenditure concerning the grant expenses made.


The Annual Report aims at evaluating the progress/achievements of the Joint European Project in 1998/99 and is a most valuable source of information on project progress. In this respect, your answers will contribute to a better understanding of the context in which Joint European Projects are operating and the problems they may be encountering, thus guaranteeing a fairer evaluation of the project quality and ensuring an adequate follow-up of the programme. The Annual Report and Revised Budget and Activity Plan for 1999/2000 will be evaluated together. In this way the progress of a project from one year to the next, specifically with respect to overlapping and postponed activities, can be understood.

The Annual Report will also be used to check on whether the activities were in accordance with the contractual rules that apply to the Tempus grant.


The purpose of the Statement of Expenditure is to check the expenditure made in 1998/99 in order to ensure an adequate financial follow-up. Two aspects will be looked at: on the one hand whether the expenditure is coherent with the outputs and the project objective, and on the other hand whether the contract rules have not been violated and the expenditure is in line with the 1998/99 Intermediate Report.



These documents should be typewritten, making use of the forms given. These forms should be completed in any EU working language. Please do not forget to type your JEP number in the box on the cover page.

The Annual Report & Statement of Expenditure should be completed jointly by the JEP Coordinator and Contractor. The JEP Coordinator is supposed to report on part A (Annual Report on outputs and activities), while the Contractor's main task is to account for the project expenditure under part B (Statement of Expenditure).

All documents related to this report must be included; they will not be accepted if sent by separate mail. Please do not send copies of teaching materials developed within the project with the Annual Report. Questions or requests concerning activities or expenditure of running projects will not be considered when included in the Annual Report; they need to be submitted to the Commission by separate mail.

This Annual Report 19987/998 and the 19998/200099 Revised Budget and Activity Plan MUST be sent together in the same envelope and by registered mail. Only receipts from post offices and official carriers will be accepted as proof of dispatch. Faxed forms will not be accepted. Failure to return the Annual Report and Statement of Expenditure on time would result in an automatic request for reimbursement of the total Tempus grant.

For travel flows which have been financed from the by the Travel and Subsistence grantMobility Grant of the Joint European Project, the grantholders need to complete, date and sign an "Individual Grantholder Report" form (see Contract Guidelines for the utilisation of the grant - Annex I/13). These forms must be enclosed with the Annual Report. Blank Individual Grantholder Report forms can also be downloaded from the Web on the ETF homepage (

Proofs of payment of travel costs (tickets, vouchers, boarding passes…) for staff and/or participants in training should be annexed to the Individual Grantholder Reports.

For each person employed in the project, the Contractor will provide a Convention (see Contract Guidelines for the utilisation of the grant - Annex I/5) together with the Annual Report, signed by the person concerned and the central financial service of the institution where this person is normally employed. For fees and salaries paid for language preparation, accounting and translations, also included under staff costs, an invoice is required. Blank Convention forms can also be downloaded from the Web on the ETF homepage (



1. Achievements of Outputs

Please summarise the achievement of the project outputs and activities realised in 19987/998 using the standard form on Annex III/7. This form relates directly to the outputs you described in your Original Application and Intermediate Report. An example has been provided for your guidance (Annex III/8)

Please indicate in the table the project objective, the outputs achieved during 1998, the related activities and your indicators of achievement so far. Please also indicate any deviations which have occurred in the implementation of the project so far (e.g. why an output may have only been partially achieved or postponed, why the definition of an output may have had to be modified by widening or narrowing it, why a deadline was reached earlier or later than foreseen, what influence - if any - these factors have had on the achievement of the other outputs)

See Table attached (Annex III/13) and detailed description of activities. For more information see: (especially Part Timetable).


2. Outputs and Activities

Please comment in a free form the following aspects of your project, where relevant.




Reform of university management

  1. Describe the area of university management targeted at the beneficiary institution(s) in the project.
  2. One of the main objectives of this project is to create the legal and administrative background for regular alternative training (university - enterprise periods) of engineers on the level of the whole Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE). The management targeted consists of the Department of Studies (a central university service), the faculties and the International Education Center (where the new Alternating Education Office is located).


  3. Please comment on the progress of the reform process launched within the project.
  4. A new Alternating Education Office was organised in spring 1999. A network of Faculty representatives has been created. The general concept of alternating education has been accepted by the University Council of Education (head: vice rector, members: vice-deans on education). The success of a new educational form (like alternating training) depends on its national and international acceptance and the exterior conditions as well. That is why at the very beginning of the project one of our main tasks was the extension (to inform other higher educational institutions, Ministry of Education, enterprises, follow the international development etc.).


  5. What institutional changes have been introduced?
  6. At the BUTE the industrial placements are becoming a standard part of the training. However the project objectives are only to organise the long period alternative training, it has impact on other students' industrial placements and on the whole process of university-enterprise relations.


  7. Describe the management level at the beneficiary institution(s) on which the reform action has an impact. Which level of university management is targeted : the top level (e.g. rectorate, central university services), the senior management level (e.g. faculty) or the middle management level (e.g. departments) ?
  8. The alternative education (and in general training containing industrial periods) has impacts to all levels of university management. The general conditions have been carried out on university level, the particular programs have been accepted by Faculty Councils, the real education (tutorship etc.) is carried out in a cooperation of university departments and enterprises.


  9. Does the reform action build on a strategy within the beneficiary institution(s) ? Is there a consensus within the beneficiary institution(s) on the methodology applied ? Has methodology been modified during the project year and if so, for what reason ?

The strengthening the cooperation between BUTE and economy is a strategic objective, here the alternating training can play an important role. The method of the training contains common elements (close cooperation between university and enterprise in the whole educational process, the basic unit is a triangle (learner, university, enterprise tutors), the training contains at least 2 long />3 months/ industrial periods etc.). At this moment on the faculty level there are some differences (e.g. in the timing of the process, the realisation of the additional management training). There is under investigation of the introduction of new methodological elements (wider use of open and distance learning, foreign placement etc.).


Staff development

  1. Describe the progress on staff training related to the area of university management. Provide details on the target group of university managers / administrators and the skills developed.
  2. The alternative training supposes the joint work of university staff and enterprise human resources specialists. In 2 training workshops delivered by the French partners (CNAM, Ingénieurs2000) the French and international experience was presented (May, June 1999) to these target groups (approx. 40 persons). In the university group both the highest directors (vice-rector, deans, vice-deans) and the future faculty responsible persons for alternating training took part. In the enterprise group a wide range of economy (from the biggest multinational to the representatives of small and medium size enterprises) were presented. The methodology of the "sandwich" education (based on the French experience) and the specialities of the Hungarian adaptation were considered.


  3. Please give details on how the trainees are selected. Was the output of the retraining as foreseen ? There were two points in the selection of university delegation: (i) to present the new form to the highest direction of the university, faculties; (ii) to train the responsible persons. The members of the enterprise delegation were partly from the human resources specialists, partly from the future tutors (at those enterprises, where the introduction of alternating training is more advanced). Both the consortium members and the participants of the training gave a positive evaluation.
  4. Please comment on the links with the staff development/training plans of the beneficiary institution(s).
  5. The rector of BUTE formulated in a Needs Analysis document (of March 26, 1998) the importance of trained staff for the management of alternative training.


  6. Please give details as to how the benefits derived from staff training are disseminated to other colleagues within beneficiary faculties /institutions and to other institutions.

The results of the training in France were disseminated at the conferences in Budapest and Vasszécsény /Hungary/ (Oct., Nov. 1999) to the BUTE staff and other Hungarian (partly foreign) institutions correspondingly.



  1. Please comment on the appropriateness of any equipment provided and give details of training provided, maintenance procedures and insurance arrangements.
  2. As it is a university management JEP all the equipment purchased is related to office type activities (PC, printer, projector, fax, software etc.). It has to be underlined the wide use of modern information technologies in management and PR activities (Internet home page, presentations etc.). The other questions (training, maintenance etc.) are not relevant to this project.


  3. Who uses the equipment within the beneficiary institution(s)?
  4. The main users are the staff of the Alternating Education Center (part of BUTE International Education Center), and the project management.


  5. How does the equipment purchased support the other elements of the project ?

There is a need in up to date office equipment for all main activities (development of documentation, information systems, every day correspondence, PR activities, conferences - demonstrations etc.) for the Alternating Education Office and the management of the project as well.



3. Project Management and Networking

  1. Please comment on the suitability of your methodology and approach towards the day-to-day management of coordinating the project activities.
  2. This project can be considered as the continuation (with objectives to create the relevant university management structure) of the Phare 94-05 L012/32 "SANDWICH" project. The main consortium members (CNAM, Ingénieurs2000, IBISTRA, Dunaferr, BUTE) are the same. The successful project management methods worked out in the previous project were followed. This methodology contains "classical" elements (clear decision making process, monitoring etc.) and application of modern communication technology e.g. all /non confidential / information (minutes, reports, documents etc.) can be found on the Internet - address: New elements were necessary for the permanent joint work with other partners (high management of the university, Ministry of Education etc.).


  3. Please provide details of any changes required to your methodology during the project year.
  4. The interest to alternating training increased in this period (because of different reasons, we mention here only the changes in the law - partly as a result of our activity - about the use of vocational education tax). The consortium decided to accelerate the extension process to all directions.


  5. Please describe any unforeseen problems you have encountered while implementing the project and how you dealt with them.
  6. Some problems were caused by the later beginning of the project (signature of the contract in January 1999 instead of November 1998 according to the application) and especially by the later arrival of financial support (April 1999). The management tried to shift the planned activities, but because of the fixed dates of the academic year this shift in some cases was more than 2 months. The training sessions were held in late spring 99 (instead of winter 99). As a result of this delay the regular work of the new university management structure was began later, an important increase of the number of students participating in the alternating educational form is estimated for the fall of 2000. It must be underlined that all activities planned for the 1st year have been fully carried out.


  7. Comment on the functioning of the partnership in particular on the respective roles of partners, on their participation in decision-making. How is it ensured that the project meets the needs of the partner country participants?

As it was mentioned in point a). the consortium members have good institutional and personal contacts for the successful joint work. The main beneficiary of the project is Hungary (both the higher education and economy) as the objective is the adaptation of an EU training to national conditions.


4. Conclusions

  1. Describe and demonstrate the key successes of your project in terms of your target group(s) and detail any shortcomings or disappointments.
  2. The key success of these projects (Phare, TEMPUS) is the contribution to the creation of favourable conditions (legal, financial, administrative) to the long practical training (at the enterprises) of engineers. In this sense the results were much better than any earlier expectation. Originally the project was focused on a special form of practical training (alternating education with long period cycles). It has to be investigated later the division of practical training ("weak", "hard" alternation).


  3. Please comment on any aspects of the cooperation between partners in the project which you find gratifying or difficult.
  4. There were no difficult elements in the cooperation. As it was mentioned the increase of interest led to extension of our activities, which caused some shortages (especially in W-E and W-W mobility relations). The EU partners understood the situation. For Year 2. the consortium proposes some small financial modifications.


  5. Please outline any ideas you may have as to how the Tempus Scheme might be improved.

The project management understands the general logic of EU funded programs, and hopes that the activities, this report correspond to the requirements. We could suggest to use possible common rules for all projects (TEMPUS, Regional, Multi-country PHARE etc.).



PLEASE READ (in case of interest) on the following pages (III/8-12) the description of detailed activities in chronological order.


The TABLE of the "PROJECT OUTPUTS & ACTIVITIES of 1st project year" can be found on page III/13.






(Prepared by the coordinator and containing mainly activities of the coordination unit. In the Internet variant there is a large number of background documents available by hotwords).


Spring 1998. Organization of the consortium. Preparation, presentation of the application (for details see


December 1998. Information (non-official) about the acceptation of the project. TEMPUS preliminary meeting (with the participation of the coordinator and financial coordinator). Contacts with the consortium members.


January 4. 1999. Arrival of the official acceptation. Final variant of the contract (Rector’s signature, bank account etc.).


January 6, 1999. Meeting (M. Perger, P. Moson). General discussion of the main tasks. Preparation of the TUB project launching meeting with A. Penninger (director,TUB, International Education Center). Minutes (eml060199).


January, 1999. Preliminary consultations with consortium members (Th. Pfau Jan4; Ch. Sol Jan7, Jan 12; T: Zupko Jan 13, 26; Gy. Szabo Jan 13, 26.)


January 13, 1999. Meeting(PM, MP, PA /informed by phone/). The decisions included in Minutes 060199 has been accepted. Main points:

The date of the Consortium meeting (February 4-6, 1999) has been fixed. Proposal for the program, invited persons. Minutes (eml130199).


January 20-21, 1999. “Technical University 2000” -Conference. The alternative education of engineers was an important part in 1 of the 3 plenary lectures delivered by István Horváth (DUNAFERR, president-director general). Andras Benedek (Ministry of Education, vice secretary of state) presented new financial methods for the training.


January 20-22, 1999. Final variant of the program of “Alternating Education Day /05.02.99/, and Consortium meeting:

Friday, February 5, 1999. Seregélyes, Hungary

(Thursday - discussions, Saturday - Consortium Meeting).

Preparation and delivery of invitations (Hungarian, French variant).

January 29, 1999. Meeting (PA, MP, G. Halász – vice dean, Faculty of Mechanical engineering). Discussion about the unification of alternative education on faculty level. Involvement of further participants into the project (e.g. J: Lógó /LJ/).


February 3, 1999. Meeting (PA, PM, MP). Final program of Consortium meeting and Alternative education day.


February 4-6, 1999. Consortium meeting and Alternative education day. Invitation, program, TUB experience, discussion topics, agenda of consortium meeting.

February 5. The program of "Alternative Education Day" was carried out successfully. Among the participants there were representatives of Ministry of Education (head of departments: Dr. J. Reffy, Dr. P. Soltesz), enterprises, other higher education institutions (having experience in alternative education: Miskolci Egyetem, Eötvös József Főiskola, Széchenyi István Főiskola, consortium members, international partners. See list of participants, detailed minutes. As a short summary of the meeting it was stated:

February 6. The consortium (all partners were represented) discussed the whole project and especially in details the activities related to the period (Dec. 98-Oct.99).

The main decisions:


February 11, 1999. (PA, PM, MP) The Rector of TUB (Prof. Ákos Detrekői) was informed about the activities of the project. It was decided to discuss the topics on the March 1 meeting of the Rector's Council (based on a written proposal). Mr. Detrekői's letter to inform the minister of education /Mr. Zoltan Pokorni/ was sent.


February 8-21, 1999. Further activities in the realization of the project (carriyng out the decisions of consortium meeting, preparation of purchase of equipment, of the conventions with colleagues for different tasks /staff; project management; writers, readers of documentation/; dates and programs of training etc.).


March 1, 1999. Meeting of the Rector's Council. The alternative education plans were presented to the members (vice-rectors, deans etc.) by the rector based on a short summary. The council decided to create a Committee headed by vice-rector Ferenc Vörös. Dr. Janos Logo (Alternating Education Office) will be a member of this committee.


March 2, 1999. Dr. G. Halász (vice-dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) has prepared a document on the organization of alternating education on faculty level.


March, 1999. Preparation of basic documentation. Instructions for writers, readers. Visit of M. Perger to Paris (program). Final dates of the meeting of industrial network: Paris, May 15-19. Preliminary list of enterprise representatives.

Hungarian Higher Education Program Development. Application for support of new engineering modules (coordinator: J. Lógó, TUB).


April, 1999.

Beginning of the work of Alternating Education Committee of TUB. Opening meeting (April 6) headed by vice-rector F. Vörös (participants: vice deans of the faculties). The unified structure of alternating education was discussed, faculty representatives were nominated.

Preparation (administrative, financial) of the training of enterprise delegation.

Modification of the documentation (see Febr. 4-6.): general (PM; DL), faculties (LJ; PA), industrial tutors (PM; Moróné Zupkó Timea, DL), academic tutors (LJ; Moróné Zupkó Timea, DL), enterprises (PM; Moróné Zupkó Timea, Szabó Gyula), Students (LJ; Vámosi András). Reader for the whole documentation (PA).

Discussion of the state of art of the Hungarian alternating education in Paris (P. Soltesz /Ministry of Education/, Ch. Sol /CNAM/, J-S. Chantome /Ing. 2000/). Proposal for the extension of the list of enterprise delegation.


Spring 1999. International activities related to the project

Conference. Presentation of alternating education at the Ostrava Conference (ICEE 99 / Progress Through Partnerships: Strengthening Alliances with Central and Eastern European Countries). Abstract of the accepted lecture by Ch. Sol, P. Moson. Transparents of the lecture on August 11 (Section S11).

EU Leonardo program. Presentation of a project (March 22, 99) prepared Cl. Maury (CEFI, France): "Methodology for evaluation of student placement in companies abroad". TUB is a participant together with universities of UK, Germany, Portugal, Sweden.

Practical and international placement forms. The new TUB Alternating Education Office is interested in joining to different European initiatives related to university-enterprise educational cooperation. In this context the possibility of cooperation in "EUFORIA" (participation at a plenary meeting in Suze-La-Rousse) and "n+1" (participation at a plenary meeting in London /May 28, 99/, discussion about joint activities, Leonardo project in Paris /June 17, 99/) projects is investigated by the coordinator.

Study of other alternative educational forms (ENSAM, Jun. 17, Ms. Boutillon, Mr. Trotignon; ENPC, Jun. 19, Mr. Colleu)


April 15-16. Visit of the coordinator to Miskolc. The participation of the Miskolc University in the alternating education project was discussed with Dr. Imre Török. The extension of the results to the North-Eastern Hungarian Region and further co-operations were investigated with László Molnár.


April 20. First meeting of the network of faculty representatives. The meeting was chaired by J. Lógó. He presented the plans of TUB and distributed 2 working papers (general presentation of alternating education, the role of university). Peter Moson summarized the history of activities, Maria Perger talked about the enterprise relations. It was decided that in a two weeks time the details would be discussed with all faculties. The names of participants of June training (June 12-16) will be determined in this period as well.


Final list of the participants of enterprise training (May 15-19). Detailed program (in Hungarian). Addresses of meetings, contact persons. Information material distributed to the Hungarian delegation members.


TUB TANOK Alternating Education Office (List of staff, description of activities in final form).


May 7, 1999. 2nd meeting of network of faculty representatives. (12 participants). The 2nd variant about the general conditions on TUB level of the alternative education was discussed. Final list of delegation for Paris training (June 12-16).


May 15-19, 1999. Visit of Enterprise delegation to Paris was delivered successfully. Final program, list of participants.


May June 1999. Further work on documentation. Preparation of the visit of university delegation.


June 12-16, 1999. Visit of University delegation to Paris. Program (in Hungarian, in French), list of participants. The program has been carried out successfully (with some minor changes, eg. the presentation of the French alternative education on June 16 was made by Mr. Villoutreix /chargé de mission, Ministere de l'Education Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie/). Mr. Vörös (vice-rector of TUB) declared in his final summarizing speech that TUB would introduce the new alternative educational form in its regular program of engineering training.


July 14, 1999. Revised form of documentation. (in Hungarian). Information materials: general, faculties, tutors, enterprises, students.


Activities planned for the Fall Semester:


September 15, 99. Meeting of the TUB Alternating Education Office. (See minutes in Hungarian as well.) Participants: A. Penninger /director/, J. Lógó, P. Moson, M. Perger, I. Varga.

Main topics discussed:

Summary: The development of the alternating education corresponds to the plans, it is clear that this new educational form will be a standard part of the Hungarian engineering training.


September 20, 99. Visit of Dr. Pfau (IBISTRA) to Budapest. The dates of Hannover meeting has been fixed (January 22-26, Saturday-Wednesday, 2000). The number of participants is about 10. Dr. Pfau will send soon the detailed program. Another cooperation forms in alternating education (concerning students in informatics) were discussed as well).


September 21, 99. Meeting of TUB Alternative Office. (LJ, PM, MP).

J. Lógó informed about the beginning of the current year alternative education. A new letter is proposed to the vice secretary of state Mr. Adam Kiss, who answered the letter sent to the minister of education (Mr. Pokorni) in February.

M. Perger informed about the preparations of the Alternating Conference. This event will be a part of the "FRANKOFORUM" (TU Budapest, October 28, 99). According to the plans the main participants are: Mr. H. Lebreton (counselor of the French Embassy), Mr. G. Malglaive, Mr. A. Penninger (presentation of the French, Hungarian experience), Mr. J-S. Chantome (moderator).


October 99. Preparation of the planned events. Invitation to the Vasszecseny meeting. Dr. Reffy's introduction to the alternating education.


October 28, 99. Francoforum. (Technical University of Budapest). Part of the program: Engineering education- the role of alternative training. The chairman of the program was Mr. H. Lebreton (councillor, Frenh Embassy). Mr. G. Malglaive (Ingenieurs2000) presented the experience of his organization in alternating training. Mr. A. Penninger's contribution was devoted to the Hungarian adaptation, especially to the university management part, Mr. P. Soltesz announced the plans of the Hungarian government. The invited speeches were followed by an active discussion (contribution of large, small enterprises, students participating in the training etc.). The interesting event lasted more than 2 hours, the number of participants exceeded 50.


September-October 1999. Development of the Unified Legal Status of the Alternating Education at TUB Level. The question was discussed several times at the meetings of faculty vice-deans. The main events:


November 3, 1999. 2nd, detailed program of the Vasszecseny meeting, which will be probably an important event in the policy making related to alternative education.


November 11-13, 1999. Conference in Vasszécsény (consortium meeting, extension of alternative education mainly to other higher educational institutions). Documentation distributed to the participants: Final program to the invited guests, to the consortium members (in Hungarian), to the foreign guests (in English); Program of the consortium meeting (in Hungarian), activities (in English); Realization of the training on university level (in Hungarian).

The program of the conference was successfully carried out. The number of participants was 37, 5 foreign specialists, 23 representatives from 9 Hungarian higher educational institutions, 6 enterprise specialists, 3 members of the Ministry of Education. According to the plans on Friday morning the opening words of the coordinator were followed by the detailed introduction of the participants (presenting their earlier results and further plans in alternating education). The main event of the morning session was the plenary lecture of Dr. J. Reffy (head of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education). The Friday afternoon was devoted to the presentation and discussion of the results obtained by the consortium of the TEMPUS project (contributions of all consortium partners). Saturday morning the conference was divide in 2 sessions. In Session 1. the presentation of results was continued (common modules /English and native communication/, contribution of former and recent students). Session 2. was the consortium meeting. The coordinator summarized the activities. The consortium members evaluated positively the work done. The main new propositions (additionally to the activities described by the coordinator) accepted are (deadlines): (i) participation of representatives of TUB Alternating Office at the meeting organized by MIKOSZ about the financial aspects of the training (this year); translation of information materials into French and German languages. Objective: inform the joint enterprises. (February 2000); Preparation of the next meeting in Hannover. Each partner will present a list for the extension to the Eastern-Central European Region (January 22-26, 2000).


December 1999. Regular work of the Committee of Faculty Representatives.


December 17. Meeting of Th. Pfau (IBISTRA) with the coordinator (Budapest). The detailed program of Hannover meeting was discussed. Main elements of the proposed program:

Discussion of the Reports (Year 1, Annual, financial, impact reports).

Extension of the alternative training to the Central-Eastern European Countries (final list of invited institutions for the meeting in May 2000 proposed by the consortium members).

PR activities (in Hungary, French, German materials).

German related activities: cooperation with German enterprises, chambers (presented by IBISTRA); meeting with German academic sector - discussion of the state of art of alternative training; general presentation of IBISTRA; visit to the EXPO 2000.

Probable list of participants (consortium members): Ch. Sol (CNAM, France), J-S. Chantome (Ingénieurs 2000, France), Th. Pfau (IBISTRA), A.K. Szalafayné (Dunaferr), T. Szente (Dunatáj Editing Company), Gy. Szabó (MIKOSZ), F. Vörös /vice-rector/, M. Perger, I. Varga, J. Lógó, P. Moson (TU Budapest).

The preparations of the visit (e.g.) reservation of plane tickets follow the plans.


December 20. Dunaújváros. Meeting organized by MIKOSZ about the financial aspects of alternating education (see Summary of Vasszécsény Conference). Istvan Sum (Head of Department, Ministry of Education) presented the new law, which would permit to enterprises a partly financing of alternating engineering education. (For details see Minutes prepared by the financial coordinator of the project.)

This document can be found on the Internet.




PROJECT OUTPUTS & ACTIVITIES of 1st project year


Project objective
Foundation of an alternating education office (personnel, equipment, basic documentation) located at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and related networks of specialists (university, enterprise) in cooperation with EU experts and Hungarian industrials

Indicators of achievements to date



Outputs for year 1

1.“Engineer 2000 Hungary” office (TUBE Alternating Education Office)

1.1. Staff recruitment, equipment purchase

1.2. Consortium meeting

2. Documentation about the alternating education

2.1. Preparation of basic documentation

2.2. Pilot use of documentation, evaluation meeting

3. Establishment of 5 networks of trained specialists

1.1.Description of tasks of staff members. List of equipment.

1.2. Minutes about the decisions of consortium meeting.

2.1. Documents about the alternative education (general, for enterprises, university, learners, tutors) in Hungarian, shortened variant in French, German. Readers' reports, remarks by Hungarian Ministry of education, foreign specialists.

2.2. Documents of the evaluation meeting.

3. Programs of workshops. List of responsible persons (faculty representatives, enterprise human resources specialists, module directors etc.). Documents worked out by these networks.

Activities carried out

1.1. A 4 member permanent and another 4 specialists staff has been recruited (by April 99). The equipment has been fully purchased.

1.2. A widened (Ministry, other universities) consortium meeting was held (Seregélyes, Febr. 4-6, 99).

2.1. Writing, reading the documents. Final Hungarian variant (July 99). Dissemination (printed form, Internet). Reduction, translation into French, German.

2.2. The alternative education, the developed documentation were presented at different events (TUB, Francoforum Oct 99, conference at Vasszécsény Nov 99).

3. At different workshops, conferences approx. 50 specialists has been trained (human resources specialists Paris, May 99; university leaders, responsible Paris, June 99; extension to other universities, enterprises Nov. 99).



Deviations from plan

There was no important deviation. Some modification in the timing was caused by the later beginning of the project.

The consortium realised that the successful work of Alternating Education Office at BUTE level depends on the external (national, international) conditions. That is why the extension type activities (planned in Output 4.) were began earlier. Foreign partners, enterprises, Hungarian Ministry of Education, other higher education institutions are continuously involved in our activities. This approach (according to our evaluation) helped very much the favourable changes of legal, financial, PR conditions.