Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Eric Holcomb, the governor of the US state of Indiana, signed an inter-state agreement allowing courses of the state’s Notre Dame University to be held in Hungary.
Under the Hungarian law on higher education, foreign university courses are tied to an agreement between Hungary and the university’s home state.
Notre Dame will cooperate with Hungary’s Pazmany Peter University to offer courses in chemical and civil engineering as well as mechatronics, Szijjarto told MTI by phone. The Pazmany University will offer a Vatican-approved course on sustainable development in Indiana, he said. The agreement will expand the two universities’ cooperation which so far involved small-scale programmes and lecturer exchanges, he said.
Engineering courses by prestigious institutions such as Notre Dame, which ranks 150th among the world’s universities, will add to the quality of higher education in Hungary, which in turn will define the country’s competitiveness in years to come, Szijjarto said.
Source and photo: MTI