By this time the University of Pécs has more than 4000 international students, which is an important milestone in the history of the university.
A good indicator of progress is the fact that in 2010 the number of incoming students barely number exceeded 1500. The 4000th international student, Ide Kanako, a first year student of the Medical School from Japan was greeted by József Bódis, rector of the University of Pécs with a diploma at the Stipendium Hungaricum Gala.
The growth of the number of the international students was a strategic goal of the university management since 2010, naturally in line with the development of the infrastructure and the professors’ team. As far as the former condition is concerned, the Modern Cities Programme is a great benefit for the university as it provides financial resources for the development and modernization.
One of the performing artists of the Stipendium Hungaricum Gala was Mino Rabenjafimanantsoa from Madagascar and her band, who was the Voice of the UP in spring. The international students had the opportunity to learn a Hungarian folk song with the help of the Eszterlánc Band and with an outstanding talent, Noémi Sturz, student of folk singing at the Academy of Music.