New Double Degree Agreement Signed


One of the main goals of the University of Óbuda is internationalization, where one of the key target areas is Central Asia, including Uzbekistan. Our goal is to develop educational and research cooperation with higher education institutions in Uzbekistan. The rector of our university, Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács, and the university head of the field, Dr. Monika Pogátsnik, held discussions in 2 ministries, 4 partner universities and 3 Uzbek cities from 11 to 15 October.

The joint Geoinformatics Research Center at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), a participating institution in the DSinGIS project, was inaugurated during the visit on October 12th.

During the visit to TIIAME University, the co-operation between our universities was negotiated and an agreement was signed with Prof. Dr. Bakhadir Mirzaev, Acting Rector. The Parties intend to deepen the existing scientific, research and educational relationship between ÓE and TIIAME through a double degree program, which is the subject of this Agreement. The double degree program contributes to raising the standard of training of institutions and provides an opportunity to gain international experience. By signing this co-operation agreement, the Parties express their intention to co-operate in the high-quality training of professionals who, upon completion of the training, will contribute to the training objectives of the basic training program in land surveying and land management engineering.

The higher education institutions agreed on the implementation of a double degree program in the BSc course in Land Surveying and Land Management Engineering at the ÓE and the BSc course in Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the TIIAME. This agreement allows a student enrolled in one of the undergraduate courses at TIIAME or at ÓE to obtain a Hungarian and an Uzbek bachelor’s degree at the same time, provided that he / she fulfills the conditions and requirements of both trainings.

More information about the Double Degree Program you can read here.

3 Million HUF Grant from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation

On 15 November 2021, the Alba Regia Faculty of Engineering Óbuda University and the Howmet-Köfém Mill Products Hungary Ltd announced on a press conference that the faculty received a 3 million HUF grant in 2021 through the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, which was used to develop the robotics center, and the virtual reality and pneumatic laboratory.

Attila Mészáros, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Székesfehérvár, István Katus, the Managing Director of Howmet-Köfém Kft., Csabáné Budavári, the President of the Foundation for the Higher Education of the Faculty of Engineering of Alba Regia, and Prof. Dr. György Györök, the Dean of AMK ÓE were present at the event.

Open Day at the Norwegian Hydro IT Organization

What is behind the door of a global, Norwegian-based company? What are the challenges and opportunities for an IT student in a holistic IT organization? The first steps of building a career are not always easy, but a professional collaboration or mentoring relationship with a company that fits our specialization can give you a starting point.
On November 5, as part of the first Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) open day, students from the University of Óbuda had the opportunity to visit the GBS’s office in Székesfehérvár and learn about the opportunities for collaboration open to students.
The half-day program was attended by nearly thirty students who were able to meet with the head of the GBS IT organization, learn about the various IT functions, and listen first-hand to the experiences of fellow students in the program. At the end of the day, those who were more serious could talk directly to a mentor in their field of interest about the possibilities of the function.
While there are a lot of horror stories about improving the coffee-making capabilities of trainees, we can be “disappointed” in GBS in this regard. Their internship program is based on partnership, where the student can gain expertise and the employer can gain a good professional in the future.
Hydro GBS has been working more closely with the university since last year, with six students already participating in their mentoring program. Thanks to this collaboration, the PowerShell course, launched for the second time this semester, is also available and is currently attended by 40 students from Óbuda University.
If you missed out the Hydro GBS internship and mentoring program, but you are interested in it, look for Judit Modné Takács from the university department.