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The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Szeged has Gained Success Again

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Szeged – the only Hungarian university to participate – was selected to take part in the ’EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs’ international project.

From Spain to Lithuania, from Italy to Poland, ten universities were given the opportunity to work on innovations and the consumer perceptions of the development of new product concepts in the ’EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs’.

Consumer perception regarding the innovations of the food industry will be studied in a project involving these ten universities. Participants acquire knowledge on innovations of the food industry, regional food companies, as well as traders and packaging material manufacture companies. One of the main goals of the project is to establish a direct relationship between developers and consumers who engage in innovative developments. Consumers in Hungary are mostly conservative, therefore it is important to understand and to reveal the innovations in the food industry that they are willing to accept. The special character of this project is the exploration of the senior consumer opinion that is too often overlooked.

The European food industry is going through changes we have never seen before. The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Szeged is the only Hungarian participant of the European cooperation to study sustainable and eco-friendly production of safe and healthy food in circular flow with the help of digitalization, other innovative technologies and industrial development.

 

One of the Faculty of Engineering’s experts was the only Hungarian researcher of the EIT Food Foresight researching the possible future scenarios of the agri-food system.

Four months ago, two groups of students of the Faculty of Engineering of SZTE won the two top places in the EIT Food Hackatlon. This was the first time for the student groups of food engineers and mechatronical engineers to take part in the competition of the food industry digitalization. This combination of economical courses is unique in the Hungarian higher education system.

 

EIT Food:

EIT Food is Europe’s largest innovative cooperation with the largest scale of the food industry. Its main objective is to make the food industry sustainable. The goal is to produce safe and healthy food for consumers in a transparent and reliable way. Digitalization of the food industry, waste reduction, development of food processing technologies, production of food that ensures a balanced diet, studying of consumers’ opinions, sustainable agricultural production and processing are only some of the aims of EIT Food.

 

Universities participating in the project:

  • Bulgaria: University of Food Technologies, Plovdiv
  • Greece: American Farm School Post-Secondary Educational and Training Association (Perrotis College)
  • Hungary: University of Szeged
  • Italy: University of Bari Aldo Moro
  • Lithuania: Kaunas University of Technology
  • Poland: Poznan University of Life Sciences
  • Romania: Babes-Bolyai University
  • Slovakia: Slovak University of Agriculture
  • Slovenia: University of Ljubljana
  • Spain: University Institute for the Research in Agri-food Resources (INURA), University of Extremadura

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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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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