Fruitful Introduction of Hungarian Higher Education in Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Hungarian Higher Education was introduced in the framework of the Campus Hungary Programme in Jakarta at the European Higher Education Fair with a Hungarian pavilion and a two day long workshop organised by Tempus Public Foundation in October.

The European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) was held on 12th and 13th October 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Hungarian Higher Education was represented by 16 institutions. Hungary's Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Szilveszter Bus greeted the Hungarian exhibitors at the venue of the exhibition, which had more than 11 000 visitors in 2 days.

“The goal of the participation at the Indonesian European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), and the previous Indonesian-Hungarian Higher Education Forum was to attract more students to Hungarian universities and colleges and to provide an opportunity for Higher Education Institutions to establish closer co-operations” said Edina Kisbáró, the PR coordinator of the Tempus Public Foundation.

The Indonesian-Hungarian Forum, between 10-11 October, with around 60 Hungarian and Indonesian participants has covered several topics, like mobility and collaboration possibilities, good practices and opportunities for joint programmes.

Thanks to the Indonesian-Hungarian Higher Education Forum Szent István University signed a collaboration agreement with the Institut Teknology Nasional from Bandung and also a letter of intent with Bogor Agricultural University. The University of Theatre and Film arts had a successful meeting with Jakarta Institute of Arts in order to prepare their cooperation. Semmelweis University had an opportunity to exchange their experience with the management of the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Indonesia, and to enhance the already existing relationship with Padjadjaran University.

Further 13 Hungarian higher education institutions took part in the two events: Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, University of Debrecen, Eötvös József College, Eötvös Loránd University, Eszterházy Károly College, Dennis Gabor College, International Business School, Kaposvár University, Károly Róbert University College, University of Miskolc, University of Pécs, University of Szeged and the Hungarian Rectors' Conference.

The participation at the forum and at the fair was financed by the “National Excellence Program – Campus Hungary” with the total amount of 4 947 522 094 HUF subsidy, within the framework of the New Széchenyi Plan TÁMOP-4.2.4.B/1-11/1-2012-0001 and TÁMOP-4.2.4.B/2-11/1-2012-0001, implemented with the cooperation of the Balassi Institute and the Tempus Public Foundation.