The South West African country and Hungary are committed to bilateral scientific and higher education relations.
On November 2, 2021, Angolan Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Teixeira de Alva Sequeira Bragança Sambo, paid an official visit at BME. The primary purpose of the visit of the Angolan delegation was to strengthen the Angolan-Hungarian relations in the areas of higher education and scientific research. The Angolan party selected BME based on its creditable educational, scientific and technological results. His Excellency Mr. José Felipe, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Angola was also among the delegation members. The guests were welcomed and hosted by Professor Emilia Csiszar, Vice-Rector for International Affairs. The Vice-Rector introduced the educational system, the strategic research areas and student life at BME to the delegation.
The Angolan Minister highlighted two areas where she can see an opportunity for strengthening the cooperation between the two parties: increasing the number of Angolan students arriving with the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship on the one hand (currently eight Angolan students are studying at BME), and strengthening the collaboration between BME and Angolan universities on the other hand. Minister Sambo emphasized that the research university title of BME is well-deserved, and the wide-ranging industrial cooperation is the characteristic of a modern university which is the proof of the real and tight ties with the industries. She was delighted to see that such hot topics as artificial intelligence, sustainable development or smart cities are also among the research areas of BME. The meeting concluded with a visit at the Pharmatech Model Lab and the Biotech Model Lab of the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
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