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Apr 12, 2019

BME signs cooperation agreement with Germany’s KIT to issue dual degrees to electrical engineering students

László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, said the new cooperation scheme would serve as an example for the future

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has signed a cooperation agreement with Germany’s Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT) to issue dual degrees to electrical engineering students.

According to MTI, classes started last autumn with 25 students and will continue over the years to come.

László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, said the new cooperation scheme would serve as an example for the future. BME already maintained links with KIT’s predecessor institution in the 1980s, with Hungarian students paying regular visits to Karlsruhe.

The German ambassador to Hungary Volkmar Wenzel said trade links between the two countries had evolved and had become partnerships and friendships, with the BME and KIT playing important roles in the process. “Technology must be supported because it holds the key to the future,” the ambassador said.