II. Hungary – Latin America Forum

„Novel in a new global context”

Higher Education and Science Panel

Budapest, Hungary | 15 October 2015

Organizer: Ministry of Human Capacities

The event takes place at National University of Public Services
Address: Ludovika Square 2, Budapest, H-1083

The language of the conference is English (without interpretation).

Registration form

Deadline for registration: 14 October 2015, 14.00 pm




Welcome speeches

Mr. László Palkovics, Prof. Dr., Minister of State for Higher Education, Ministry of Human Capacities
Mr. József Pálinkás Prof. Dr., president, National Research, Development and Innovation Office, NRDIO
Mr. József Bódis, Prof. Dr., president, Hungarian Rector’s Conference
Mr. András Patyi, Prof. Dr., Rector - National University of Public Service 

Introduction to the Education Section: „Soft power” – The Role of Public Diplomacy in Promoting Higher Education Cooperation

Mr. Antal Nikodémus,Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department for Science Diplomacy: “The Meaning of Public Diplomacy – Tools of Knowledge export and  Trade”
Mr. János Horváth, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: “The Practical Aspect of Public Diplomacy”
Mr. Tamás Kékesi, Prof. DSc, Vice-rector, Scientific and International Affairs, University of Miskolc: "Past and Present – Using past experiences to build future connections”


Lunch break



Section I - Education

Internationalization of higher education

Mr. Gábor Dobos, Tempus Public Foundation: „Supporting the internationalisation of Higher Education: Stipendium Hungaricum and Erasmus+ programme”

Opportunities and inter-institutional cooperation in the higher education

Mr. Zoltán Dubéczi, president, Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and
Mr. János Józsa, Prof. Dr., rector, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Mr. Paulo Teixeira de Sousa Júnior, Prof. PhD, Head of the International Relations Office, UFMT
Mr. Armando Sérgio Prado de Toledo, Petrobras

Possibilities of regional cooperation

Inés Sáenz Negrete, Dean of School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Isaiás Ramón Rivera Herrera, Associate Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Chihuahua
Dr. Alejandro Jiménez Orozco, Departamento de Farmacología Facultad de Medicina, UNAM
Mrs. Mercedes I. Botto Dra., Investigadora CONICET, Directora de Programa de Estudios de Cooperación e Integración Regional, PECIR Área de estudios Latinoamericanos. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO
Mr. Henning Jensen Pennington Dr., rector, Universidad de Costa Rica


Coffee break




Section II – Science, technology and innovation

Science & Technology cooperation with Latin America, S&T programmes of the NRDI Office

Mrs. Szonja Csuzdi, Head of Department of International Affairs, National Research, Development and Innovation Office 

Cooperation opportunities offered by the H2020 programme

Mr. Balázs Kápli, H2020 Legal and Financial National Contact Point, National Research, Development and Innovation Office 

Project presentations

Prof. Dr. Mihály Réger, vice rector, Óbuda University Achieving Mutual benefits via targeted research projects: "Efficient bilateral partnership with Argentina, Mexico and Brazil"
Dr. Ildikó Karsai, DSc. - Head of Cereal Molecular Breeding Department, Agricultural Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár): "ADAPTAWHEAT - international collaboration network in developing tools of wheat breeding for improved adaptation and yield potential"



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