International Opening Ceremony 2017

An official International Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception for the academic year 2017/18 has been organized by the International Relations Office at Szent István University (SZIU). The ceremony took place in the Aula in Gödöllő on 2 October 2017.

The event was officially opened by Dr. János Tőzsér, Rector of Szent István University, who welcomed all the invited guests, professors and international students. Afterwards Dr. István Szabó, Vice-Rector for International Relations delivered his address.

The esteemed ambassadors of three particular countries, Argentina, Mongolia and the Republic of South-Africa were invited to the ceremony. His Excellency Dr. Maximiliano Gregorio-Cernadas, Ambassador of Argentina, His Excellency Batbayar Zeneemyadar, Ambassador of Mongolia and His Excellency Pieter Vermeulen, Ambassador of Republic of South-Africa welcomed the students - in particular, students from the countries and continents they represented - and encouraged them to exploit the possibilities of the exchange and scholarship programmes they had been granted.

Mr. Márton Bélik, Deputy Head of Study in Hungary Unit welcomed the audience as the representative of Tempus Public Foundation, the Hungarian national agency responsible for managing several national and international higher education programmes. Mr. Ámir Váfaéi, PhD student at SZIU, gave his speech as the representative of SZIU’s international students. He emphasized how important it is to learn about different cultures and establish life-long relationships.

Her Excellency Luljeta Vuniqi, Ambassador of Kosovo, Her Excellency Marie Antoinette Sedin, Ambassador of Palestine, Ms. Misitura Abdulraheem, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Nigeria and Mr. Wu Hua Education Attaché, Embassy of P.R. of China and representatives of the Embassy of Algeria and the Embassy of the Russian Federation were among the distinguished guests of the event.

Finally, the guests were invited to attend a celebratory welcome reception, where the students had the opportunity to have an informal conversation with the distinguished guests.

This ceremony was part of a series of cultural events to enhance the integration of international students, one of Szent István University’s internationalization and educational goals.