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Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research contributes to the competitiveness and efficiency of Hungarian companies by providing services in innovation and technology transfer in cooperation with Hungarian and foreign partner institutions. We offer our customers – currently more than 200 companies – complex scientific and technological solutions in several areas of expertise, devised in a way to enhance their competitiveness.
We cooperate with institutions of the state sector, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and universities, as well as their research institutes. For these partners, we also act as innovation intermediaries through our applied R&D and technology transfer activities. As a think tank with a strong team of researchers and experts, we are able to meet the research and development needs of the industry from the conception of an idea to its realisation, at a level of expertise which is considered high even in international comparison.
We participate actively in building international consortia, networking, and EU tenders in the field of R&D and innovation. Moreover, we offer business development services as a technology incubator.
We regard it as our mission to act as a catalyst in national and international projects involving exceptional levels of technology and creating high added value that are significant for the national economy as a whole, and which have the potential to contribute significantly to the well-being of society.
Knowledge Management Centre
The Knowledge Management Centre of Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research has extensive knowledge and experience in project management (both as lead partner or project partner), dissemination activities, in the administrative background support of projects and programmes. It also has extensive experience in promoting and offering support activities targeting the Framework Programmes, including the organisation of trainings, workshops and brokerage events, building research networks, and offering partnering services for third country researchers.
We have been the Bridgehead Organisation (national coordinator) of the Hungarian EURAXESS network aiming to assist the mobility and career development of European researchers since 2008.
Between 2012 and 2015 we have operated the Hungarian EU Research and Technological Development Liaison Office (HunOR) in Brussels with the mission to provide information and services to support Hungarian participation in EU RTD and innovation programmes. The Office operated in close contact with the Hungarian research sector representatives, relevant government and EU institutions.
Our company has successfully implemented more than 50 FP projects and gained extensive experience in FP project management. We have extensive links with industry including SMEs, and the company is a strategic partner of the Hungarian Enterprise Europe Network consortium.
Membership in international platforms and networks:
- BIC - Bio-based Industries Consortium
- CircLean - European network of businesses and SMEs for Industrial Symbiosis
- EIT KIC Raw Materials - Knowledge and Innovation Communities of European Institute of Innovation and Technology
- ELCA - European Lightweigt Cluster Alliance
- EuMAT- European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies
- RRING - Responsible Research and Innovation
- SNETP - Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform
Association of Hungarian Women in Science (NaTE) is the leading NGO in Hungary representing the issue of gender equality in science and research. The Association strives to build a world which integrates and appreciates equally the knowledge of women and men in the processes of social and technological innovation. To this end, it participates actively in the national and international processes of social innovation which contribute to bringing science and innovation closer to the whole society; making possible that young people choose education and career most suitable for their talent; making equal opportunities an unavoidable measure of value in research and innovation; building a multicultural, balanced research society
As a prominent Hungarian higher education institute the Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE) follows his mission to create and transmit high quality and specialised knowledge, whereby contributes to the development of Hungarian society and also invigorates European sciences. Corvinus Business School has won the second prize in the Eastern European region.
The future goal of our University is to be one of the leading institutions in the Middle-European region in the field of economics, marketing, finance, business management, international affairs, social sciences.
During the education of our students, the University emphasises their engagement for social responsibility, critical thinking, sustainability, respect, equality, transparency and trust.
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. Research at ELTE means international collaborations, interdisciplinary approaches, modern laboratory infrastructure, and innovation. Our researchers run cutting-edge projects funded by the European Union and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Along with international partners, our research groups are building strong connections also with industry.
Head of the Department of International Cooperation Management
Phone: 0036 1 411 6500/1385 (ext.)
Óbuda Universityconstantly builds and develops a competitive institution of higher education meeting the criteria and regulations of the European Higher Education Area.
The mission of the university is to serve the economy through development and high-level knowledge transfer and innovation. The program of education is balanced to meet the demands of long-lasting basic knowledge, up-to-date professional and practical knowledge, and the application of these. The education process is built on the human relations and cooperative abilities of the students and professors. In this atmosphere students learn civic values naturally and build them into their own scale of values.
Head of International Office
Established in 1825, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) is a national public institution charged with the duty of pursuing, supporting and representing science. MTA is a public body functioning as a self-regulatory legal entity, which has some 17,000 members: on the one hand, academicians – that is members of the Academy – and on the other hand, persons holding a scientific title obtained or recognized in Hungary. MTA has 11 scientific sections, which altogether cover the entire spectrum of scientific activities. Each section represents one branch or several closely related branches of science. MTA maintains a research network dedicated to basic research, which, again covering practically the whole range of science, is considered a fundamental pillar of Hungary’s scientific life. This network is made up of 10 research centres – incorporating a total of 39 research institutes – and 5 independent research institutes. These research institutions cooperate with Hungarian universities through maintaining some 200 research groups. Besides, MTA manages its own system of grants and fellowships designed to support researchers’ scientific activities.
EU Relations Officer (Department of International Relations of the Secretariat of MTA)
Where the past and the future meet… At Semmelweis University – Hungary’s oldest medical school – nearly 250 years of tradition, experience and expertise serve as the basis for innovation and the application of modern technologies. Built on the classic trinity of education, health care and research, the University occupies a distinguished place in the Hungarian higher educational system. Moreover, Semmelweis University is Hungary’s largest health care institution and a well-recognised, outstanding centre of research.
Nora Schreiberné Seres
Institutional Coordinator / Directorate of International Relations,
International Exchange Office
Szent István University (SZIU), Hungary’s flagship life sciences university consists of 8 different faculties for studies and research hosting nearly 15,000 students. The University campuses, located throughout the country, are home to some beautiful buildings in Hungary, offering students and staff a comfortable, relaxing environment for the attainment of knowledge. Within the eight faculties, degree programs are offered in a wide variety of subjects ranging from natural and environmental sciences, food engineering, horticulture, landscape architecture and mechanical engineering to business economics, social sciences, civil engineering and health sciences. Programs are available at every level from vocational training, through BSc, MSc courses to PhD and beyond.
Ms. Csilla KÁNAI
International Relations Office
H-2100 Gödöllő, Páter Károly utca 1.
Tel.: +36-522-000/ ext. 1014
Szechenyi Istvan University offers unique training (BSc, MSc, PhD and postgraduate) and research in west Hungary, which serves primarily the engineering-focused production activities, building on the North-Transdanubian economy and its social and institutional environment. Its innovative educational activities provide students with high-level, valuable, professional, and practical education, in addition to the ability and willingness to adapt to any situation.
Ms Kinga KERPICS,
Centre of International Programmes / Mobility and Scholarships Unit
Tel: +36 (96) 613-700
Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues. TPF aims to support supporting initiatives aiming at the modernization and quality improvement of education, training and human resources development, encouraging international cooperation and mobility, strengthening the European dimension in these fields.
TPF is intensively involved in international activities, in order to encourage foreign institutions to cooperate with Hungarian partners on the one hand, and to make known the achievements at European level on the other. International activities include: help in partner search, a guide for international students, teachers and researchers (available on-line at Study in Hungary), taking part in international projects and bilateral cooperation as partner or coordinator, active role in dissemination projects funded by the European Commission, active participation in the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy.
Ms. Anna Hernádi
Higher Education Department
Phone: (+36 1) 237 1300 / 162. ext.
The University of Debrecen is more than four hundred and fifty years old, it is Hungary’s oldest higher education institution operated continuously in the same city and as one of the largest educational centers of the country it is a central player in Hungarian higher education. It has outstanding educational, research, and innovation capacities in international comparison as well and based on these it plays a major role in the realization of objectives of national strategy. It is also one of the top 500 universities in the world. The student community of 30,000 can study in 14 faculties, in institutions of excellent scholarly standard. As a leading university it is known in Hungary as an intellectual center providing the widest spectrum of educational programs while also closely cooperating with the private sector, the business sphere, and the local government.
International relations coordinator
Phone: +36 52 512 947
Founded in 1735, as an institute of training specialists for mining and metallurgy serving as a model to many polytechnic institutes in the world, the University of Miskolc has always occupied a significant position in the cultivation of sciences, in professional education and training. During the last few decades of the 20th century, the Institution developed into a fully-fledged colourful university with the traditional three technical faculties (Earth Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics) and the new faculties of Economy, Law, Arts and Humanities, Health Care and Music, also courses of continuing education, or higher-level vocational training. The University has approximately 10.000 students and close to 600 academic staff assisted by an approximately equal number of technical and administrative employees.
Dr Noemi Hajdu
University of Szeged is an institution of high educational standards proven by high places in all the international rankings. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, it is in the top 20% of universities and according to the QS World University Rankings it is the best Hungarian university in 2015/2016; Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the University offers a broad range of educational opportunities: 13 fields of studies, 92 Ba majors, 117 Ma and MSc majors including the 47 full-time study programmes offered to students from abroad. It is a research university with outstanding achievements in R&D and innovation, covering 700 research areas at 19 Doctoral Schools. Innovation is not only proven in the research work of the University but it has also assisted to establish the ELI-ALPS Laser Research Centre in Szeged, and to win the label of ‘greenest’ university in Hungary.
Gabriella Balogné Molnár
International Relations Centre
Phone: +36 62 420895
The University of Pécs with its more than 20,000 student population, 1,500 academics and 10 faculties is one of the largest universities in Hungary, the knowledge centre of South Transdanubia and the oldest university of the country. The roots of the institutions date back as early as 1367. Our university represents classical values while successfully adapting to the present and future challenges. The wide range of study programmes offered at our 10 faculties cover nearly every possible area of sciences.
EDUC HR Expert