As the Rector sees it!
- A sudden change is not predictable, however, you can prepare in advance for it. Not with pre-established plans, regulations, but with flexibility, open-minded thinking and mobilisation of our resources, otherwise known as adaptation. This can mean a competitive advantage for the University of Pécs and every one of its faculties.
- A crisis can bring development, if after the necessary shock, we do not discuss the problems endlessly, but focus on finding solutions.
- Everybody is a partner, who wants to and can do something to solve everyday problems. And who would not be able to make decisions on their level, when they are entitled to do so?
- Trust must be the fundamental mode of operation within the university. Where there has been trust among the academic staff, students and coworkers, they have found the solutions faster.
- If we try to find win-win solutions, we will not be less, on the contrary! The individually invested knowledge, experience and work become a shared value among departments, institutes, clinics, offices, faculties and the university.
- Much depends on the leaders as well as on the coworkers, and our students. We are “wired” together, made for cooperation. We also have to learn that!
- Most of our coworkers have realized the advantages the university can offer: a safe workplace, financial stability, flexible work, and sometimes even emotional support.
- The new, digital education methods are different, than the traditional, however, they can be effective and experience-based as well. It is essential to develop and to embed these into the new learning environment.
- Much depends on establishing sensible and not overly bureaucratic systems, but even more depends on human relationships. In situations that needed a difficult or fast solution, we looked to each other instead of form-filling.
- The government management of the state of emergency has been good in a completely unknown situation. The correct measures must have contributed to Hungary being among the best to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
- It is best to avoid people, who view the state of emergency, as an opportunity for self-fulfilment. This can happen, unfortunately.
- Communication has intensified, the processes have become more transparent, innovation and creativity have come from surprising places.
- We have seen our immediate surroundings and the world in a new light, new paradigms have been created, because we had no choice! Meanwhile – what a surprise – we have evolved!
- Everything changes, and change can bring something good as well! For this to happen, we have to learn about the world, ourselves, about cooperation and trust. I think we can do it. There is no other way!
Dr. Attila Miseta