Hungarian universities launch joint training programme with Seoul’s Chung-Ang University

Tar Gábor | 2022-12-16
Chung-Ang University in South Korea has signed a cooperation agreement with six Hungarian universities to offer scholarships to five Hungarian students studying and researching in the field of artificial intelligence.

The following six Hungarian universities have signed agreements with Chung-Ang University (CAU) in late November:

  • Eötvös Loránd University
  • Óbuda University
  • Semmelweis University
  • Széchenyi István University
  • University of Miskolc
  • University of Szeged

Long-term goal: a South Korean campus in Hungary

At the signing of the agreements in the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, László György, State Secretary for Innovation and Higher Education, recalled that

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and then South Korean President signed a cooperation agreement last autumn to establish a South Korean campus in Hungary.

The first step of this agreement is to launch a joint training programme with Chung-Ang University.

The South Korean university has offered five doctoral courses in artificial intelligence to Hungarian universities,

the State Secretary said, according to MTI. The agreements were signed on behalf of CAU by its president, Sang-Gue Park. 

László György, State Secretary for Innovation and Higher Education and Sang-Gue Park, President of Chung-Ang University at the signing ceremony (Photo: MTI/ Zsolt Szigetváry)

László György added that CAU is among the ten South Korean universities whose courses in artificial intelligence are supported by the South Korean government. Founded in 1916, the university has about 32,000 students and R&D revenues of more than HUF 70 billion this year.

Study exchange programme with Óbuda University

Óbuda University, one of the Hungarian institutions which signed the cooperation agreement, said in a press release that it will offer a PhD place and a scholarship to a South Korean student at the Doctoral School of Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics as part of the student exchange programme. In return, a student from Óbuda University will be admitted to the CAU Graduate School’s Department of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

CAU has been ranked 601-800th in the world in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) overall university rankings, and 401-500th in both engineering and computer science in this year’s THE rankings by subject. For comparison, the overall THE rankings of Hungarian universities signed cooperation agreement with CAU:

  • Semmelweis University: 201-250.
  • Eötvös Loránd University: 601-800.
  • Óbuda University: 1001-1200.
  • University of Szeged: 1001-1200.
  • University of Miskolc: 1501+
  • Széchenyi István University: not ranked, listed as reporting university