Visit from our Kazakh partner university

University of Sopron Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics participated in an Erasmus KA2 project called ENINEDU between 2017-2019. Within the project, we had the opportunity to cooperate with more kazakh and russian universities. One of the renowned and respected partner institutes was Al-Farabi Kazakh National University that is Nr. 175 on the QS World University Rankings. We are glad that we can maintain the good partnership with them. In March, we hosted 15 students who spent two weeks in Sopron and participated in short term courses and between 30th of May and 3rd of June, Prof. Dr. Rimma Sagiyeva and Dinara Kalmakova honoured us with their visit.

They had a meeting with Dr. habil. Zoltán Szabó Director of International Affairs and Barbara Lakatos international coordinator on Tuesday and with Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Széles Dean of the Faculty of Economics on Wednesday. Both meetings were about educational and research cooperation. Barbara Lakatos explained the Stipendium Hungaricum programme to our partners, Dr. habil. Zoltán Szabó briefly introduced the bachelor and master programmes of the faculties.

On Wednesday, the discussion with Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Széles focused on the exchange opportunities at academic level and collaboration in doctoral programmes. The meetings continued on Thursday, when our guest could discuss an interesting research field, namely the feasibility of circular economy and Kazakhstan, with Dr. Judit Pappné Vancsó and Dr. László Koloszár.

We hope to have the opportunity to implement an academic exchange program, collaborate in doctoral programmes and support the circular economy project.