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New agreement expands educational ties between Indiana & Hungary

Photo Provided by the Governor's Office. Gov. Holcomb and Minister Szijjártó sign a cooperative agreement in support of an educational partnership between Notre Dame and Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

A new agreement is in place expanding educational ties between the Hoosier state and the country of Hungary. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb today welcomed the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to his office where a cooperative agreement was signed in support of a partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. The planned partnership expands the informal relationship the institutions have had for several years.

“This new collaboration between Notre Dame and Pázmány Péter is one more way we’re connecting Indiana with the global economy and bringing the world back home to Indiana,” Gov. Holcomb said. “These are exactly the kinds of partnerships that will create more opportunities for business investment down the road.”

As part of their work, Notre Dame’s College of Engineering will help develop new technology faculty and Ph.D. programs in chemical and mechanical engineering at the Catholic University in Budapest—while select courses from there will be made available to students at Notre Dame.

The proposed educational partnership announced today builds upon work accomplished during Gov. Holcomb’s trade mission to Hungary in June 2017, where the governor and Minister Péter Szijjártó committed to developing and strengthening economic cooperation in the areas of life sciences, water management, automotive, tourism and more.

The details of this cooperative agreement were finalized earlier this year, and the collaboration is expected to launch in 2019.

Published originally:
Indiana105 WLJE (July 25, 2018)