Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Eric Holcomb, the governor of the US state of Indiana, signed an inter-state agreement allowing courses of the state’s Notre Dame University to be held in Hungary.

Under the Hungarian law on higher education, foreign university courses are tied to an agreement between Hungary and the university’s home state.

Notre Dame will cooperate with Hungary’s Pázmány Péter University to offer courses in chemical and civil engineering as well as mechatronics, Szijjártó told MTI by phone. The Pázmány University will offer a Vatican-approved course on sustainable development in Indiana, he said. The agreement will expand the two universities’ cooperation which so far involved small-scale programmes and lecturer exchanges, he said.

Engineering courses by prestigious institutions such as Notre Dame, which ranks 150th among the world’s universities, will add to the quality of higher education in Hungary, which in turn will define the country’s competitiveness in years to come, Szijjártó said.

As we wrote before, the Central European University (CEU) board of trustees has authorised the university to open recruitment for the 2019-2020 academic year in line with the regular recruitment schedule in Budapest, read more HERE.

As we wrote last week, Debrecen Summer University opened for its 91st year , with 183 students from 37 countries attending with the purpose of studying Hungarian as a foreign language and learning about Hungarian culture and history. Read more HERE.

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Source: MTI

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