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Nov 12, 2019

Hungarian-Chinese education agreement to include vocational training

László Palkovics said a 2019-2022 framework agreement signed with Vice Minister of Education Zheng Fuzhi includes 230 scholarships, involving MsC, BsC and PhD places, as well as short-term research positions.

A Hungarian-Chinese framework agreement to provide educational cooperation now includes vocational training, it has been announced.

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology, said a 2019-2022 framework agreement signed with Vice Minister of Education Zheng Fuzhi includes 230 scholarships, involving MsC, BsC and PhD places, as well as short-term research positions.

According to MTI, the first vocational training cooperation project will be implemented with the involvement of a Chinese partner in Békéscsaba, in southeast Hungary.

The minister said the Chinese development strategy dubbed Belt and Road Initiative, contrary to the Silk Road network of ancient times, goes beyond the transport of goods and services, and involves cooperation in education and science. In order to bridge the physical distance between the two countries, several Chinese universities have started offering off-site courses in Hungary, such as Fudan University from Shanghai offering its courses at Corvinus University in Budapest since last year, he added.

Palkovics said the Hungarian government would like the first Chinese university in Europe to be set up in Hungary.

The minister also held talks about the planned Budapest-Belgrade railway line development project. The Hungarian consortium which includes two Chinese and one Hungarian company agreed that the two sides would take an equal share in the rail construction project.

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