The meeting was attended by Chancellor Lívia Pavlik, who is also the co-chair of the project organization's steering committee and vice-rector Zoltán Oszkár Szántó. Lívia Pavlik briefly summarized the internal work carried out at the university so far and informed the members of the board about the most important developments related to the renewal. She emphasized that the end of March 2019 was of paramount importance, because that is when the foundation funding the university could be established. It is expected that proposals will be presented to Parliament at the beginning of the February session to establish the necessary legal framework for the establishment of the Foundation.
Oszkár Zoltán Szántó said that approximately 120 colleagues are participating in the five sub-projects of the working group responsible for renewal. The work begins with an assessment of the situation and the subprojects will present possible alternatives in their respective fields to achieve the University’s 2030 vision. The advisory board will comment on these working materials and help the decision with its suggestions.
The board members present then shared their thoughts on the project and what was said. At the suggestion of János Csák, Chairman of the Board, the panel will meet every three weeks, but will hold its second meeting in December, where a detailed presentation of strategic goals, ideas related to change management and communication will be on the agenda.
The Project Advisory Board will assist the work of the project organization responsible for renewal with its advice from 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019. Board members: Viktória Bodnár, Managing Partner of IFUA Horváth & Partners; György Bacsa, Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development, MOL Group; Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, Head of Design Terminal; Imre Fertő, Director of the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; István Havas, former CEO of Ernst and Young Hungary; Dávid Pap-Józsa business mentor; Anthony Radev, founding director of SEED management training, former regional manager at McKinsey & Co. Rector András Lánczi asked János Csák to lead the board.