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After Budapest, the international innovation network, Demola grows its alliance in Szeged

Following the footsteps the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University of Szeged is the second university in Hungary, and the first outside Budapest, to join Demola, the international innovation network, as part of the university’s “Virtus” Enterprise Catalyst Programme. Demola has been around in Hungary since 2012 and will establish its first Central-Eastern European hub in Budapest.

After the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), the University of Szeged (USZ) has also joined the Finland-based Demola international innovation network as the second Hungarian university. The aim of Demola is to support collaboration between university students and companies and to create a community that works with creative ideas and methods to solve real market problems, be it IT, engineering, business, marketing, design or social.

The Szeged centre will operate similarly to that of Budapest: each semester the industrial partners come up with various industrial or business problems and the university recruits students who will work jointly with the top representatives of the companies and the Demola facilitators for 8 weeks to solve the problems.

Demola’s operation in Szeged will start in the second half of April, with two domestic companies in the first round: the university will work together with Univer Product Zrt. and Transmoduls Kft. on industrial issues, but in the long run they will not take only local companies into consideration.

In addition to Hungary, Demola is present in 15 other countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Spain, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, China, Mexico, South Africa, Namibia) and welcomes over 50 universities among its members.

The cooperation with the USZ is not the only breaking news at Demola in Hungary: as a result of the development in Hungary, Demola Global has decided to establish its Central-Eastern European hub in Budapest later this year.

We at Forbes.hu have also reported of several startups that emerged from Demola: Diabtrend would help diabetes patients by predicting how the blood sugar level of the user will develop in the next few hours, while Miutcánk (OurStreet) is a community building platform designed to bring together residents of the same neighbourhood.

SZTE Experience

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.

 

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