Talent management has a long history at the University of Debrecen. First, the workshops of the scholarly students’ circles represented the main forum for talent management, while since 2000, i.e. the establishment of the Talent Management Program of the University of Debrecen (DETEP), besides these workshops the colleges for advanced studies are also supervised by DETEP and the Talent Council.
The University of Debrecen helps its highly talented students to improve their skills and “capitalize” on their talent. The comprehensive talent management program of the university (DETEP) is developed continuously, providing services and the adequate background for identifying, managing, and supporting talented students. The university is an active member of both Hungarian and international talent management networks and initiatives, providing talent management not only for its own students but also in public education and for its alumni. Our goal is to increase the number of students participating in the scholarly students’ circles and the colleges for advanced studies, and to make services offered by the colleges available for a growing number of talented students. The development of the institutional framework of talent management also involves the improvement of the mentor-tutor system, as well as the renewal of the teaching assistant program. It is also our task to get the instructors, researchers, prominent scholars involved in the talent management program for students. We acknowledge and encourage outstanding student performance and accomplishments that go beyond what is expected in the classroom. With the help of the talent support system, students can focus their attention and energy on academic-scholarly activities. The university also pays attention to supporting socially disadvantaged talents and ensures they have equal opportunities.
The objective of talent management is to educate the next generation of scholars and train future professionals so that they can be successful in their careers. With this mission in mind, the university provides all the tools and support available for it.