Miskolc and ME prepare for 4TH industrial revolution


Cooperation between the city and the university is naturally not new; the university was founded in Miskolc as the Technical University of Heavy Industry at the city’s invitation, and their interests have been joined since then. This time, however, a contract backs up the cooperation.

Faculty of Arts celebrates milestones


The Faculty of Arts celebrated the 25th anniversary of arts studies at the university and the 20th anniversary of becoming a faculty. The celebration took place in the assembly hall on 15 December. The Institute of Arts was set u pin 1992, and progressed rapidly, gaining the rank of faculty in 1997. The nation’s youngest Faculty of Arts, it plays an important role in Northeast Hungary, providing education in humanities, social sciences and pedagogy.

Ambassador of India visits campus


His Excellency Rahul Chhabra, Ambassador of India to Hungary, visited the ME campus on 10 November. The main purpose of his visit was to meet with the 22 Indian students pursuing their studies at the University of Miskolc.

Dual programme centre in logistics


Prof. Béla Illés, director of the Institute of Logistics at ME, discussed establishment of a dual programme centre with István Herdon, president, CEO and founder of XANGA Investment & Development Group on 3 November in Debrecen, headquarters of the company. Mr. Herdon stated that he would be counting primarily on the Institute of Logistics at the University of Miskolc for establishing a dual programme centre.

Cuban Ambassador praises ME’s logistics programme in parliament


Prof. János Latorcai, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, welcomed the Cuban Ambassador Julio César Cancio Ferrer in his office. Ambassador Ferrer completes over 50 years of diplomatic service to Cuba on November 10th and will return to Cuba. Prof. Béla Illés, director of the Institute of Logistics at the University of Miskolc and honorary professor of University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas (Santa Clara, Cuba), was invited to this meeting.

Microsoft Imagine Academy


Up-to-date curricula and resources are available to both students and teachers in the areas of computer science, data sciences, IT infrastructure and office applications through Microsoft products and courses and qualifications offered by Microsoft Imagine Academy.

ME team wins automotive design contest for engineering students


This year’s Techtogether Automotive Hungary competition was won by the ME-Kart team of engineering students from the University of Miskolc. In addition to taking first place, the team also won several special awards at the competition, held during the Automotive Hungary Expo.

Chinese visitors on campus


Following their summer visit, a group of faculty members from Beijing University of Chemical Technology visited on 18-20 October. The delegation was led by Dr. Chen Dongshen, a former president of the university, and also included Dr. Wang Yongsheng, vice-president for international relations and exchange programmes, and Dr. Wu Jun, deputy dean of the College of Economics and Management.

ME takes part in Automotive Hungary expo


The 5th International Exhibition for Automotive Industry Suppliers was held between 18-20th of October at HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Centre. It is the only international automotive supplier expo in Central Europe, representing the entire spectrum of auto manufacturing. This year there were 215 exhibitors from 12 countries, and Miskolc was one of them, along with the University of Miskolc, the regional knowledge centre represented.

Huge interest in Intel’s Nervana AI Academy


Last year the technological manufacturing firm Intel began its successful programme, Intel® AI Academy, introducing artificial intelligence and related topics to university students in the United States. Now the programme has come to Europe, and the University of Miskolc was among the first to host it.

The HEIBus project moves on to Spain


Following the earlier round in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the second round was hosted in Jaén, Spain. Competitors from the University of Miskolc, the University of Jaén, and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) formed mixed teams comprised of six students, two from each of the countries.

Major project on sustainable raw materials management launched


A consortium of four regional Hungarian universities headed by the University of Miskolc will carry out a new project aiming at research, development and innovation in the field of sustainable management of raw materials. The consortium, made up also of the Universities of Szeged, Pécs and Sopron is to focus on the use of secondary raw materials – waste and scrap materials – and the technological development and energy management needed for this purpose.

ME introduces new leaders to the press


The new leadership of the University was introduced to media representatives at a press breakfast held at the Palace of Music.

Visitors spent the evening with scientists


As usual, the university opened its gates to all curious visitors on a Friday at the end of September, in the now traditional Researcher’s Night, when the professors displayed their most precious treasures. The event fell on 29 September this year.

Fazola Festival 2017


The annual two-day festival commemorating the work of Henrik & Frigyes Fazola was held on 15–16 September. The 11th gathering included not only scientific lectures – there were also events such as a traditional student party, trips on the Forest Railway, and the inauguration of honorary metallurgists.

International teamwork project to develop… a cheese cutting machine


Students from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the University of Miskolc participated in the first intensive week of the HEIBus teamwork project in Cluj-Napoca on 11–16 September.

Economics Faculty member recognized internationally


The Regional Studies Association held the RSA Central & Eastern Europe Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on September 10-13. At the gala dinner the president of the association presented the RSA Routledge Early Career Award (for researchers under 35 years of age) to Dr. Dóra Szendi, assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, based on her submitted paper. This is the first time a member of the university has been recognised by the organisation.

Basketball Championship – Looking back


This summer Miskolc hosted the 14th European Universities Basketball Championship. Spectators had the privilege of seeing some excellent matches and a Hungarian team on the podium to receive a bronze medal. The city and the university were pleased with the recognition they received for an extremely well-organised event.

ME Team in the Formula Student Hungary competition


The team “Formula Racing Miskolc” competed in the Formula Student Hungary event, held 17-20 August on the campus of Széchenyi István University in Győr. The team of ME students, despite the less-than-ideal circumstances of a newly formed team and a newly designed vehicle, still managed to gain 21st place out of the 41 teams from 17 countries around the world.

Opening ceremony in Hungarian and English


The number of international students attending ME is continuing to grow. This is why the opening ceremony is to be held in two languages for the first time. The ceremony will be held on 8 September 2017 beginning from 10:30, attended by newly enrolled students from Hungary and from abroad, along with ambassadors from several countries.