During his visit on Wednesday, Saud Alshamsi, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Hungary, discussed opportunities for cooperation in the fields of education, research and innovation at the University of Debrecen with Rector Zoltán Szilvássy. Among other things, they also touched upon the corporate ecosystem surrounding the institution and the UAE's economic development efforts.

Zoltán Szilvássy, Rector, and Oksana Kiszil, Director of Coordination and Strategy, received a delegation from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to Hungary, consisting of Ambassador Saud Alshamsi and his colleagues, Illés Ali Elgozali and Diána Jamalia, who arrived in Debrecen for a two-day introductory visit. Following a tour of the Main Building, the Professor Szilvássy discussed possible areas of cooperation with the ambassador in the Rector’s conference room.

He provided information on the university’s education, research and innovation portfolio, highlighting the sectoral clusters coordinated by the institution, as well as the chambers operating in each field.

Ambassador Saud Alshamsi spoke highly of the University of Debrecen’s education, research and innovation activities, highlighting the large international student community studying at the institution and the network of industrial relations covering a wide range of fields.

Discussing the areas of cooperation, the Ambassador said that together with industrial and financial partners, they plan to set up an international research working group, involving industrial players, researchers and students, to find solutions to real problems that governments and businesses are facing today in both Hungary and the United Arab Emirates.  Mr Saud Alshamsi welcomed the invitation from the institution to bring in business actors from the UAE who are already associated with the university to participate in the work of the sectoral clusters.

At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed to continue working together and to develop teh concrete details of their cooperation.

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