Crisis Management of Dual Training in Sustainable Synergy at a Higher Education Institution

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Dual training, Higher education institution, Crisis management, Sustainability, Tetrahedron model


Based on the German model, practice-oriented dual training is now widespread throughout the European Union, including Hungary. Higher education institutions, universities of applied sciences in particular, together with their industrial partners, offer training courses that meet the needs of the labour market and are flexible to adapt to them, in a sustainable way. The study presents the results of a questionnaire survey at the University of Dunaújváros to determine the impact of a pandemic, as a crisis, and the possibilities of its management, as well as introduces a new tetrahedron model of change management applicable at the research of sustainability during crises at higher education institutions. The fact that the energy crisis caused by the Russo-Ukrainian war forced the University of Dunaújváros to switch to online education again in the winter months for the sake of sustainability gives the study particular topicality.


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Falus, O., & Varga , A. (2023). Crisis Management of Dual Training in Sustainable Synergy at a Higher Education Institution . Journal of Recycling Economy & Sustainability Policy, 3(1), 1–9. Retrieved from