The partner universities of the European University for Well-Being (EUniWell) are organizing live and online programs to celebrate their first year of working and studying together. “Well-Being Day” is part of the #FestiWell events and will be hosted by Semmelweis University in the Basic Medical Science Center. All Semmelweis University students and colleagues are invited and welcome.

The #FestiWell event from 19 to 20 October is going to highlight research and education, values and actions to create, advance and foster well-being. In just two days participants can get to know EUniWell better, become part of its diverse and international community, participate in valuable conversations and gain insights into existing and future collaborations, such as the next EUniWell Seed Funding Program. This an excellent opportunity for international experts to share their thoughts and knowledge with the citizens of partner universities.

The full program of the 2-day online event and the sign-up link can be found on the EUniWell website: EUniWell: FestiWell

The event will be accessible online, spectators can also follow the events live on the screens placed in the aula of the Basic Medical Science Center. Participants of the Semmelweis Well-Being Days will be able to take part in free screenings provided by the Semmelweis Health Promotion Center. After registration, the participants will be able to choose from numerous screening programs: body-composition analysis, cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment, blood sugar-, blood pressure- and cholesterol tests, lifestyle counseling and a physical health check.

Participants may also attend different kinds of art, recreation and sport activities supported and organized by the International Semmelweis Student Association and the Semmelweis Students’ Union. More details about the program can be found on the event’s Facebook page: #FestiWell | Facebook

Semmelweis students are more than welcome to participate in the interactive workshop organized on 19 October 15:00-17:00, within the Semmelweis Well-Being Days program. Students will get a chance to learn about services and opportunities that affect university well-being and to express their ideas regarding the promotion of well-being.

The two major events of the Well-Being Days are the following:

Conversation with Luca Ekler, paralympic athlete and world record holder – 19th October, 18:30-19:30

During this inspiring talk Luca Ekler will touch on the success, challenges, and the ups and downs of her paralympic career.

Luca will be interviewed by Miklós Kellermayer, (dean of the Faculty of Medicine) and Félix Takács (vice-president of the Students’ Union).

Venue of the event: Szent-Györgyi Albert Auditorium, Basic Medical Science Center

Take a look at the following link for further information (in Hungarian): Kudarcból siker, út a jólléthez – Beszélgetés Ekler Lucával | Facebook


The EUniWell Open Lecture Series will be opened by Prof. Botond Roska on 20 October between 13:15-14:00.

Prof. Roska’s English language lecture about “Restoring vision” will be broadcasted in the Basic Medical Science Center’s aula and will be webcasted live as well.

Prof. Roska (visiting professor and former student of Semmelweis University) is the director at the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel. He is currently carrying out a high-quality research project entitled “Modern approaches to restoring vision and slowing down progression to vision loss”.  

The lecture will be moderated by professor Miklós Kellermayer (dean of the Faculty of Medicine and project lead of EUniWell).


The links to the online events are available on the following page: EUniWell: FestiWell

The official schedule of Semmelweis Well-Being Days can be accessed at the following link:

The event’s official Facebook page: #FestiWell | Facebook

Please be reminded that participants are only allowed to attend these events with a valid immunity card.

Directorate of International Relations
Photo: Directorate of International Relations, Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University

Translation: Norbert Lukács