„How to teach to live together?”-conference in Gdansk, Poland
Kaposvár University is taking part in a Visegrad Fund Project titled "How to teach to live together?" from the 5th to the 8th June 2013. in Gdańsk, Poland in the Centre of Continuing Education.
The main aims are:
To study and popularize the theme related to the process of European integration and its impact on the Visegrad countries.
To provide teachers with essential and methodological knowledge, skills as well as innovative didactic materials for use in the classroom in order to popularize the culture of our region and form Central European identity of students.
Target groups of the seminar are:
educational staff: teachers and directors of all levels of schools , educators and trainers working with adult learners, methodological advisors and teachers consultants working in the field of in-service teacher training, academic staff interested in the topic;
representatives of local educational authorities.
An interdisciplinary overview of the region and its conceptualization will be introduced during lectures. Apart from that workshops for teachers will be held which will give the possibility to learn about the practical methods how to teach about European integration process. The seminar is partly funded by the the International Visegrad Fund.
The International Symposium "Animal Science Days" is organized by 5 universities from 4 countries: University of Ljubljana (Biotechnical Faculty - Department of Animal Science), Slovenia; University of Zagreb (Faculty of Agriculture), Croatia; University J.J. Strossmayer (Faculty of Agriculture - Zootechnical Department), Croatia; Kaposvár University (Faculty of Animal Science), Hungary; University of Padova (Faculty of Agriculture), Italy.
This conference is organized every second year by Kaposvár University's Department of Animal Nutrition and invites the most dedicated specialists in the field to share their research, discuss current issues, and share their opinions and predictions for the future.
Conference on Rabbit Production
About 90 participants attend the Conference on Rabbit Production, organized by Kaposvár University in cooperation with the Hungarian Branch of the WRSA, the Rabbit Production Board, and the Agribrands Europe Hungary Inc. This is the largest and most popular gathering of rabbit breeders in Hungary. Scientists young and old and foreign guest speakers present the results of their research in all fields of rabbit production (housing and welfare, reproduction, genetics, nutrition, and pathology).
International Poultry Symposium
Poultry breeding is the second largest animal production sector of the Hungarian national economy. It is a rapidly changing industry, adapting to the latest developments in genetics, using the most advanced technology, and staying on the cutting edge of international research. Because of this, timely presentation of scientific results and research experiences are particularly important. Kaposvár University is internationally renowned for its applied poultry research and the quality of the international symposiums it hosts.
Nine of these symposiums have attracted upwards of 150 registered participants, whose presentations have appeared in "Proceedings" and featured in exhibitions and industrial displays. The prestige of the Tibor Kakukk Award, established in Kaposvár, reflects the very high standard of this biannual symposium.
The importance of this conference to the poultry industry is reflected in the diversity of its attendants. Last year presentations were made in Hungarian, English, German, and French.
This conference is already a must for Hungarian professionals in the field, and this year we would like to expand it with an international section. Our aim is to introduce and illuminate new directions in food-development and such successful and innovative products as have had or are expected to have impressive effects on the habits of today's consumer.
International Conference on Economic Sciences
International Conference on Applied Information Technology
The Conference on Applied Information Technology has been organized by Kaposvár University since 2002. This annual meeting gives a unique platform for experts to discuss the recent multidisciplinary R&D results in the field of applied informatics. Main topics of the Conference are agricultural informatics, agri-food process networks, business information systems, GIS, and process informatics.
International Conference on Regional and Rural Development
Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts and Theater - Simonfa Guesthouse
The art colony gathers students and teachers from far and wide to develop applied art forms in the creative use of paper and to channel the local beauty of Kaposvár into works of original and lasting quality.
In a framework of master courses, the members of the colony investigate the opportunities of paper-that simple, sensual, and versatile medium-with the help of national and international experts in the fields of fine and applied arts. The courses take place in an environment of expansive natural space, where rich vegetation, peace, freedom, and tranquillity facilitate the physical and spiritual-mental phases of the creative process and permeate its results.
The workshop hopes to provide a vocational forum to answer the practical and theoretical questions of paper art. To this end, paper industry specialists, paper dipping masters, and art theory experts are always invited alongside paper artists. Practical work is supplemented by lectures, courses, and discussions. Active contacts have been established with the Hungarian Society of Paper Art, Hungarian Society of Book Artists, International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, paper mills, paper-making workshops, and educational institutions with paper art courses (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, University of Pécs Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, University of West Hungary, Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts and Theater, etc.)
Undergraduates are encouraged to take part in the colony's work. Artistic educational institutions may, through individual agreements, make use of the colony's workshop during periods it is not in session.
The colony is open to all interested visitors and guests are welcome to try their hand at the ancient procedure on an open day organized every creative season. All symposia close with an exhibition arranged in either a home or a foreign art gallery.
The annually organized symposia are arranged and managed by Hatos Pál PhD.
The paper art colony is not a single-model experiment but a series of different and ever-changing events organized in the framework of a ten-day-long programme from year to year.
Further information: Hatos Pál PhD - Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts an Theater
"Youth in the Country" is an international photography project in which photography schools from all over Europe work together on one theme. Along with Kaposvár University, two Berlin institutions, the Neunplus Fotografengemeinschaft and Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm, will participate in the project under the frame of the ongoing "Project Bipolar."
The theme, "Youth in the Country," touches on numerous current questions and discussions that play an important role both across borders and within each individual country: the difference between town and country life, the different lifestyles and development opportunities in each, and the relationships between young and old and their contrasting priorities and hopes for the future. Organized around these subjects, the project hopes to shed light on the confrontation between instinct for preservation and desire for change and how these play into the perpetual conflict between local traditions and global innovations.
For Eastern Europe, a unique spectrum of theoretical and artistic fields and possibilities for development has opened up in the rapid transformation of socialist states to democratic ones and in the accompanying social and economic changes. Issues such as the expansion of the EU and the related expectations, fears, and changes have huge significance for all involved.
Though many of these changes are undoubtedly good, the downside of modern development in both East and West is also evident: in East Germany and elsewhere whole tracts of land lie waste, no longer appearing to offer young people any professional or social future; cities are crowded with emigrants from the countryside and immigrants from abroad, heightening social, racial, and national tensions. In many cases, only a few kilometres separate inner city slums from the gated communities of the privileged.
In other areas of countryside, agricultural industrialisation is on the advance, and village life as an independent form of being is giving way under the dictates of competition, pressure for efficiency, and standardisation.
Where the landscape is particularly charming another phenomenon emerges: countryside and village life presented as an idyll. Instead of power-lines and monotonous architecture, we see timber-frame houses, restored mills, and nature reserves; instead of factory farms, there are old forges and cosy inns serving local specialities. It is the rural and bucolic rather than the developed and efficient that are exalted here; instead of the profitability criteria of agrarian economy, those of tourism hold sway.
The project "Youth in the Country" sets out to investigate, document, and comment on these developments and their effects and contradictions without incorporating them into a single polemical agenda. All of the photographers involved in the project may approach the theme objectively, through interchange, research, and literature, or quite subjectively, from their own experience, perception, and intuition. Maybe this will lead to the discovery of completely new ideals or alternative viewpoints-maybe to drastic insights and disillusionment.
"Youth in the Country" hopes to become a chapter in "Project Bipolar" wherein one theme is illuminated thoroughly by the work of diverse young talents of Hungary and Germany. The national and cultural interchange the project fosters will sharpen participants' self-awareness while awakening consciousness of the other perspectives.
Austria - Kunstuniversität, Linz
Bulgaria - New Bulgarian University, Sofia
England - Photodebut, London
France - Picturetank, Paris
Germany - Neunplus, Ostkrezschule, Berlin
Hungary - Kaposvár University, Kaposvár
Poland - Warszawska Szkola Fotografii, Warsaw
Romania - Universitatea Nationala De Arte, Bucharest
ART COLONY AT PETÖRKE
The magnificent and picturesque Petörke Lake hosts this interesting and motivating event.
At the Art Colony the art students learn different ways of perceiving and understanding the natural world. They are shown how to analyse and express its beauties. They primarily deal with applying colourful techniques, they are taught how to master the different tempera, watercolour, and pastel crayon techniques.
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