Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Mr Ferdinand Daňo and rector of the Budapest Business School (BGE) Mr Balázs Heidrich signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Economics in Bratislava and the Budapest Business School in Budapest on 20 June 2019. Present at the meeting were Mr Balázs Heidrich, rector of the Budapest Business School, Ms Krisztina Szegedi, vice-rector for research, Mr Zoltán Szabó, director of international relations, Ms Zsuzsanna Géring, director of the Future of Higher Education Research Centre and Mr Gábor Király, vice-dean for research. The University of Economics in Bratislava was represented by Mr Ferdinand Daňo, rector of the university, Mr Boris Mattoš, vice-rector for international relations and Ms Jana Péliová, vice-rector for management of academic projects.
The subject of the meeting with the management of the Budapest Business School was to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in the field of education and research focusing on the future of higher education in the context of current challenges. Both universities are currently working on the Erasmus+ KA203 Strategic Partnerships project 'Coaching-oriented Online Resources for the Autonomous Learning of LSP', which also involves universities in Germany, Finland, Portugal and the Czech Republic.
Established in 1857, Budapest Business School is one of the oldest public business schools in the world. The university has 16 000 students (including 1 000 international students) and consists of 3 faculties in Budapest and one faculty in Zalaegerszeg with a focus on business, tourism, management and finance. These are the areas in which the school provides its bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. A broad network of international collaboration consists of more than 200 higher education institutions in 40 countries on 5 continents. BGE is known for its broad relationship with universities in Asia, which includes collaboration with Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Taiwanese and Vietnamese institutions. In 2017, BGE was awarded as the first university in Hungary the international accreditation of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS).