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Created on: 14. March 2024

First Joint Event of Danube Agrifood Master in 2023/24 Academic Year

Between March 11th and 12th , the First Joint Event of Danube Agrifood Master in 2023/24 Academic Year of the Danube Agrifood Master (DAFM) was held in Gödöllő.

The Erasmus Mundus program, coordinated by MATE, Dr. Zsuzsanna Tarr (project coordinator), Dr. Mátyás Cserháti (academic coordinator), Zsuzsanna Tassy (programme accreditation) and Zita Batiz (administrative coordinator), welcomed not only the Consortium partners from BOKU-Vienna, CZU-Prague, UNS-Novi Sad and UNIZG-Croatia (SUA -Nitra and ULST-Timisoara couldn't join us), but also DAFM first-year students studying in Prague.

While the Selection Committee was busy selecting the best 20 non-EU applicants for the third intake out of 1.200 applications, DAFM students had a chance to visit Szent István Campus, the SZIA-Garden (big thanks to Fernanda Ramos Diaz and Brian) and the Gödöllő Royal Palace for a guided tour. The entire DAFM group enjoyed a nice dinner at Campus Bistro.

The next day, MATE alumnus Mr. Hajrullah Cakaj from Limagrain, Germany gave an informative lecture about the usage of drones in agriculture. Mr. Cakaj offered his visit to promote Limagrain, as a possible intership place for our students. Limagrain was very statisfied with the first intake's DAFM students, and they would like to encourage more students to apply at their company. His lecture was visited by students from another Erasmus Mundus programme, the emPLANT+ programme, and double-degree programme students and some graduating students from plant breeding as well.

​​​​​​Later, Dr. Katalin Kerti-Badak from Buda Campus challenged the participants' taste buds with coffee and chocolate tasting and held an interesting lecture on the two topics as well. Ms. Ildikó Pándi guided the group for a walk in the Botanical Garden of MATE, where participants visited the magnificient magnolia collection and the 260 year old wild pear tree. The two days programme ended with a fantastic lunch at AMENZA.

​​​​In the name of the Consortium, MATE - DAFM coordinators would like to thank all lecturers and helpers, especially the Institute Aquaculture and Enviromental Safety for providing the facilities for our gathering.