Mohammad Zaher Akkad


Nationality: Syrian

Study program: Hatvany József Doctoral School of Information Science

Year of appointment: 2020


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The University of Miskolc is an amazing comprehensive university, located on a campus with a beautiful natural environment, one can easily fall in love with, at the very first sight. Be sure that amazing memories and stories are waiting for you to experience in Miskolc.

When did you start your studies here and why did you choose the University of Miskolc?
The University of Miskolc has a unique CAD/CAM mechanical engineering program. It was my main reason to choose it in 2017. After finishing my master degree with an excellent distinction grade, my supervisor, Dr. Tamás Bányai suggested me to pursue my PhD in logistics and supply chains area, also at the University of Miskolc.

What is the most exciting thing about studying in Miskolc?
I like the international community we have at the University of Miskolc. Many things were improved since I came to Miskolc in 2017, which reflects the University's willingness to engage international students.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
With the support of my supervisor, Dr. Tamás Bányai, I am pursuing my academic career enthusiastically. I am working on connecting my academic and professional paths to make a direct impact in the world. I am already planning my way to take a managing role as a researcher in an R&D institution in a few years.

Do you have any recommendations for future students?
The way to success is hard but fruitful. Do your best and don't forget to enjoy your international experience.

What is your mission as a student ambassador?
Proudly, I am one of the first International Students Ambassadors, HÖOK mentor, and Alumni Network Hungary volunteer because of my desire to give back something to Hungary and play an active role in supporting my fellow international students and alumni. As an international team, we work on connecting, supporting, and promoting our university inside and outside Hungary. I like how this volunteering allowed me to make new friends, both Hungarian and international fellows next to the powerful influence we make across the world.