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László Palkovics handed over the new campus of the Corvinus University of Budapest in Székesfehérvár

On Wednesday, Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics handed over the new campus of the Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE) in Székesfehérvár: a new 21st century educational space was created in the building of the former hussar barracks with HUF 1.5 billion support.

The Minister stressed that modern educational infrastructure is extremely important for universities, because new technologies appear every year, education must keep pace with the increasingly rapid economic changes. Székesfehérvár also offers a good environment for training on the corporate side, the university can move forward in cooperation with companies, and students who "understand the life of companies" come out of the dual training, he added.

The Minister said that Fehérvár is the most successful in the country in the field of dual training, to which, in addition to Corvinus, the University of Óbuda also contributes.

László Palkovics believed that the key to Hungary's long-term economic success was to maintain competitiveness, and that higher education was playing an increasingly important role in maintaining this trend.

He said the past ten years have performed well, with economic growth of over five per cent last year, for example, with adjusted growth of 5.1 per cent in the second quarter of this year, while Germany grew by just 0.6 per cent. Analyses show that Hungary's economic performance appears to be "decoupling" from its performance in Germany.

According to the minister, all this is due to a consistent investment policy that has encouraged high productivity and the attraction of high-tech companies, but also the transformation of the education system, which is better able to adapt to changing needs.

Lívia Pavlik, Chancellor of BCE, called the investment exemplary, which was much needed by the three hundred students. She indicated that in addition to the one and a half billion construction investment, almost three billion forints of research funds had been taken to Fehérvár in recent years.

András Lánczi, Rector of BCE, emphasized that Corvinus would like to become an even better university, in which the relationship between teachers and students would be more important, as well as the educational environment that was realized with the new building. He believed that the campus, which was developing more dynamically than Székesfehérvár, had not yet existed in Hungary, which was a huge opportunity for teachers, researchers and students equally.

According to Mayor András Cser-Palkovics (Fidesz), this is not only one of the developments implemented in the city, but also a capital letter development, as the new university building is about the future of the city. He expressed hope that the target number of 800 would be reached in a few years.

The mayor announced that around the former and now handed over campus, the city will build and landscape for HUF 121 million in the near future.

According to the press release, in the former hussar barrack building a grand lecture hall for 160 people, two lecture halls for 80 people, several smaller lecture halls, as well as a computer lab, library, multifunctional research laboratory and conference room await for students, teachers and researchers. The investment was realised in 16 months, its general contractor was Laterex Zrt.

Source: MTI 

Székesfehérvári Campus, Corvinus, egyetem 

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