A strategic cooperation agreement has been signed by Szent István University (SZIE) and the Secretariat of Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH). The signing ceremony took place on July 29, 2020 at the SZIE Buda Campus, where the agreement was signed by Rector László Palkovics and Deputy Chancellor Edit Tóth on behalf of the University and Miklós Maróth, President of ELKH representing the ELKH Secretariat.
The cooperation between Szent István University and the Eötvös Loránd Research Network will be carried out under the supervision of the Faculty of Food Science, which conducts research into food safety with the involvement of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, while covering the entire research network of ELKH. During the preliminary technical consultations, the parties identified a wide range of opportunities for cooperation in the field of food safety research within Horizon Europe’s health objectives and food safety within environmental and safety objectives. Another important element of the partnership is cooperation in the fields of researcher supply, education and cooperative PhD training, as well as cooperation with business partners, the relevant authority (NÉBIH) and the related professional research network (NAIK).
The strategic partnership has a number of mutual benefits for the parties and supports the widest possible social and economic exploitation of basic research results by encouraging collaboration between members of the R&D and innovation ecosystem.