President Katalin Novák met with Hungarian research scientists and Silicon Valley experts in California on Saturday, during the fifth day of her official visit to the United States. Besides, she shared a photo with US President Joe Biden and renowned film producer and Hollywood icon Mel Gibson. Check out all of them in our article below.
Novák discussed ties with the Hungarian diaspora and the threat of brain drain with the Hungarians working on the West Coast at the meeting in Los Angeles.
Miklós Czaun, who founded and heads the West Coast Club of Hungarian Scientists, said fostering talent and related cooperation were topics that were brought up at the meeting. The chemical engineer added that his club runs a scholarship programme that offers young Hungarian doctors the chance to gain experience at the University of Southern California, then apply what they’ve learnt back home in Hungary.
Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, a member of the Hungarian delegation at the talks who founded Brain Bar and Design Terminal, told MTI that the visit sends the message to Hungarian scientists in the US that Hungary is counting on them and watching out for them. Their recommendations and knowledge, in the areas of science or related to the diaspora, can find “listening ears”, he added.
Novák will visit Kansas City on Monday to hold a presentation on Hungary’s family policies for university students. On Tuesday, she will visit Cleveland, a centre of the Hungarian diaspora in the US.
Here is her photo with Mel Gibson
Joe Biden and Jill Biden:
Source: MTI, Facebook