Mixed Mobility Contact Week (BIP) at the University of Szeged

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On 18-22 March, the University of Szeged (Hungary) organised a contact week of mixed mobility (BIP) “Modern Logistics and Transport Solutions”, which was also attended by lecturers and students of VTDK.

The international event, which attracted guests from Poland, Serbia, Romania and Albania, was attended by five students of the Transport Logistics study programme, lecturer Inga Piščikienė and lecturer Jurgita Ginavičienė, who is the head of the Department of Business and Public Management.

The Contact Week participants explored the University’s laboratories, library and other facilities, and went on excursions not only to the University of Szeged, but also to institutions in the region that contribute to the sustainability and modernisation of transport logistics and warehousing.

Guests visited several railway stations in the region, learned about Hungary’s transport and logistics system and the technologies used to encourage Hungarian citizens to use public transport and thus contribute to reducing the greenhouse effect. A trip to a tram depot was also organised, where the BIP participants learned about tram maintenance techniques to prolong the life of trams. A visit to the Villeroy & Boch warehouse during the contact week gave the students taking part in the project an insight into the different warehousing methods, not only showing them the different areas of the warehouse and their activities, but also giving them the opportunity to see the production process, which is usually not disclosed. The field trip to the Hungarian Institute of Transport and Logistics gave participants an insight into Hungarian transport and logistics quality policy and institutions, a visit to the Institute’s training centre and a test run of the warehousing and transport simulators there.

The contact week of mixed mobility gave students and lecturers the opportunity to build academic contacts, interact in academic and informal settings, and discuss opportunities for joint activities. Students also played various thematic games. The game “Beer Distribution”, donated to BIP by Dr. Marinko Maslaric (The University of Novi Sad, Serbia), was the most popular among the students of the SDC. The game activities allowed the students to get a quicker and better understanding of the different aspects of the supply chain.