1st MATE International Week - 2023

1st MATE International Week - 2023

Last modified: 06. June 2023

1st International Week at MATE 2023
Date: 30 May - 2 June 2023
Venue: MATE Buda Campus ( 1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29-43.)
Registration deadline: 31 March 2023 - CLOSED! 

The Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences is pleased to announce and invite you to its 1st International Week from 30 May to 2 June 2023.
The event takes place mostly in MATE Buda Campus with a one-day visit to Gödöllő Campus.

Our topic is "New Dimensions of European Higher Education Partnerships" - thus registration is open to all academic and non-academic staff from MATE partners.

Please register here.


May 29, Monday

Arrival in Budapest
Informal dinner in the city (at own cost)
Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in Hungary!!

May 30, Tuesday

MATE Buda Campus - Ceremony Hall

8:30 Registration, welcome morning coffee & tea
10:00 Welcome addresses
Ms. Diána Nyitrai-Sárdy, Dsc., Campus Director General
Dávid Bencsik, Head of Directorate General International Relations and Foreign Affairs

Keynote speeches
Dr. Zsuzsanna Tarr, Head of Center for International Education
Dr. Zsuzsanna Varga, Deputy Head of Institute of Viticulture and Oenology

11:30-13:00 Sandwich lunch and networking
13:00-15:00 Campus tour on MATE Buda Campus

​​​​​​​15:00-21:00 Free time
18:00 Welcome dinner at Trófea Király Street (https://www.trofea.hu/en/kiraly-utca/)

May 31, Wednesday

​​​​​​​MATE Buda Campus - Ceremony Hall

9:30-10:00 Registration, Erasmus registration, Morning coffee and snacks
​​​​​​10:00-10:30 MATE presentation on cooperation with Japan Dr. Zoltán Kovács, International Affairs Advisor, full professor, MATE Institute of Food Science and Technology
Moderator: Csilla Kánai
10:30-12:00 MATE presentation on EUDRES project + Pub Quiz
Ms Judit Tallárom-Czingili, International Coordinator
Dr. Adrienn Tóth-Varga, MATE Institute of Food Science and Technology, Dr. Csaba Németh, Capriovus Ltd
MATE students: Mr. Gideon Adu Donyina, Ms Eszter Tóth, Ms Julianna Kereszturi,  Ms Mahrokh Shafiei, Mr. Abdul Hannan Bin Zulkarnain, Mr. Bhekisisa Andreas Nxumalo
12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-13:15 MATE presentation on cooperation with Kenya
Ms Orsolya Nagy, International Coordinator and Ms Dóra Póka, International Coordinator
MATE students: Ms Josepha Kwamboka, Ms Meryline Wanjala
13:15-14:15 Introduction of partner universities
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Ms Ekaterine Shalutashvili
Ala-Too University, Ms Aikerim Sagynbekova
University of Prishtina, Prishtina_Dr. Lumnije Bajrami
14:15- Lunch (continues during the wine tasting)
14:30-15:30 MATE presentation on Hungarian wine regions
Dr. Zsuzsanna Varga, Deputy Head of Institute
Guided wine tasting with Dr. Diána Ágnes Nyitrai-Sárdy, Campus Director General
Free afternoon​​​​​​​

June 1, Thursday

​​​​​​MATE Buda Campus, Ceremonial Hall

9:30-10:00 Morning coffee and snacks
10:00-11:00 Introduction pitches of partner universities (max. 10 minutes each)
Moderator: Judit Tallárom-Czingili"
Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Mr. Alemshet Gebrewold
Hawassa University, Dr. Emebet Bekele
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Crops Research Institute, Prof. Moses Bradford Mochiah
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Soil Research Institute, Mrs. Mabel Opoku Appiah
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Dr.  Andrews Opoku and Dr. Erasmus Tetteh
Kenyatta University, Prof. Michael Gicheru
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammad Al-Gharaibeh
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 MATE presentation on DAFM (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master)
Dr Zsuzsanna Tarr, Head of Center for International Education
Ms Zita Batiz, International Coordinator
MATE students: Ms Gayatri Chhetri, Mr. Rey Mark Faderogao
12:15-12:45 Coffee break
12:45-13:45 MATE presentations on cooperation with KNUST and CSIR in Ghana
Dr. Caleb Melenya, Dr. Barbara Simon, Rita Keleti, Dr. Gábor Géczi, MATE Institute of Environmental Sciences
13:45-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Guided lab visits - REGISTRATION required!
Free afternoon​​​​​​​

June 2, Friday

​​​​​​​Visiting MATE Gödöllő Campus

8:30 Meeting at Keleti Railway station, ticket purchase, travel to Gödöllő
10:00-12:00 Visiting Gödöllő Royal Palace (https://kiralyikastely.hu/royal-palace-of-godollo.html)
12:00-15:00 Walk to MATE Gödöllő Campus
Farewell lunch in Gorka Hall, Gödöllő Dormitories
Distribution of IW Certificates