Events | Higher education

Launch of the OECD/EC HEInnovate Country Report, Hungary - Professional event of the HEInnovate Network

In Hungary, increased attention to innovation and entrepreneurship both from public policy actors and HEI leadership has triggered an incremental change process in the organisational culture of HEIs and a new approach to education and research for students and staff. The OECD report offers valuable lessons for policy makers, HEI leaders and staff, and local development stakeholders in Hungary and beyond.

The review was made in collaboration of the OECD, the European Commission, the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Tempus Public Foundation. The OECD and the European Commission will present the HEInnovate review report in Hungary, Budapest in the framework of a professional conference of HEInnovate network.

Date of the event: November 29, 2017 9.30 am - 4.30 pm,

Venue: NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM, Address: 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 43-45.

More information, program and registration on the website of Tempus Public Foundation website:

For participants: Deadline for registration: 21 November 2017

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“Innovative higher education - regional development and networks”

HEInnovate Hungary– Launch of the review report OECD/EU (2017) Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hungary and follow-up

29 November 2017, Budapest

Venue: NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM, Rákóczi út 43-45, 1088 Budapest, HUNGARY



Portraits and project summaries


9.30 - 10.00

Registration, Tea & Coffee 

10.00 - 10.05

Welcome and opening address
Dr András Nemeslaki – President, Tempus Public Foundation

10.05 - 10.15

Keynote speech – Ministry of Human Capacities
Dr László Palkovics - Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Human Capacities

10.15 - 10.25

Keynote speech – European Commission
Mr Jens Nymand Christensen - Deputy Director General, DG EAC, European Commission

10.25 - 10.35

Keynote speech – OECD
Sylvain Giguere - Head of Division, Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation, and Head of the Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED), OECD

10.35 - 10.55

OECD-EC HEInnovate presentation of the report publication
Dr Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer – Policy analyst, OECD   
Peter Baur – Policy Officer, DG EAC, European Commission

10.55 - 11.15

Ministry of Human Capacities – Action Plan – policy document for institutions
Dr István Szabó -  Head of Department, Ministry of Human Capacities

11.15 – 11.25

Technical break

11:25 – 11:40

Engagement and Higher Education Impact

Dr. Ruaidhri Neavyn - Higher Education Authority, Ireland

11.40 - 12.30

Engagement and knowledge exchange - HEI 3rd mission in FIEK (HEI-industry Cooperation Centres)

Round table with HungarianHEI representatives – moderated by Istvan Vilmos KOVACS – Corvinus University, Budapest

Dr. Ildikó Csóka - University of Szeged

Dr. László Lengyel - University of Technology Budapest

Attila Molnár – Széchenyi Univeristy

Dr. Béla Viskolcz – University of Miskolc

12.30 - 13.15




13.15 – 15.00 



Parallel sessions  - Moderated presentations of good practices by Hungarian HEIs

1. Technology transfer, Joint R+D+I projects


Moderated by Istvan Szabó – Ministry of Human Capacities

2. HEI’s regional cooperations, 3rd mission of HEIs, town-university cooperation projects


Moderated by Dr Andrea-Rosalinde HOFER, OECD  

Peter BAUR, European Commission

15.00 – 15.15

Coffee break

15.15 - 15.30

Key take aways from the sessions

15.30 – 15.40

Pitch presentations – (Csaba Fogarassy- Szent Istvan UniversityMarcell Tóth - Széchenyi UniversityDr. Anikó Kálmán, University of Technology, BudapestLászló Horváth - Eötvös Loránd University)

Moderated by Istvan Vilmos KOVACS – Corvinus University, Budapest

15.40 - 16.00

Way forward by Ministry of Human Capacities, European Commission, OECD


HEInnovate Hungarian network development

Ministry of Human Capacities, Tempus Public Foundation

HEInnovate international network development

European Commission & OECD

Q&A, ideas, proposals - Moderated plenary discussion

16.00 - 16.30

Closing – informal networking



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Last modified: 04-12-2017