(MTI) – The IBS International Business School’s new Aquincum Campus was opened in northern Budapest’s Graphisoft Park on Friday.
Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos told the opening ceremony that the area formerly occupied by the Obuda gas factory has always played an important role in reducing the Hungarian brain drain. Graphisoft Park offers first-rate training opportunities based on Hungary’s mathematics traditions and with a focus on innovative business requirements, he added.
Tarlos praised the institution for promoting Budapest’s image and attracting international students who bring money to the capital.
Head of the Graphisoft Park board of directors Gabor Bojar said that when he set up his company in 1982 one of his aims was to keep the best software programmers from leaving the country. He said Budapest can be considered a paradise for start-ups where even small companies get a chance to reach global markets.
Obuda district mayor Balazs Bus, of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats, stressed the need to maintain and strengthen partnership between the local council and businesses operating in the area.
IBS founding rector Istvan Tamas said the institution can offer an alternative to students who want an international diploma and real career prospects.