6th VUA YOUTH about Security, Safety and Sustainability organized at Szent István University, Gödöllő

VUA YOUTH scientific student conference took place on 19 November 2019 at Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. The event was jointly organized by VUA and SZIU. This year Prof. Dr. József Popp the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences opened the event, where 14 students presented their papers in two sessions. These were visited by nearly 50 people. Students  from 10 different countries (Ghana, South Africa, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Palestine and Brazil) participated in the event and shared their research works with the committee members and the audience. This event gave an opportunity for participants to widen their relationships and scientific network.

Awarded students:

Phd session:

1st place: Nicholas Imbeah, Appraisal of Safety and Security as part of Tourist Destination Management in    Cape Coast-Elmina-Kakum Destination in Ghana; SZIE, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Enyedi György Doctoral School for Regional Sciences; PhD

Ma, Msc, Ba session:

1st place: Julieth Paola Cubillos Tovar, Bioeconomy as a strategy to planning inland fishing in Colombia; SZIE, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences; MSc

2nd place: Michael Ampadu, Effects of training on employees’ performance in parliament of Ghana; SZIE, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences; MA

3rd place: Natalia Pitta Osses, Research and sustainable innovation in Colombia: current state and future challenges; MSc

VUA Presidency would like to thank the organizers and congratulate all the participants!

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VUA General Meeting 2019

VUA General Meeting 2019, September 18-20, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice

The meeting organized at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia  was attended by almost 40 representatives of VUA member universities and institutions.
General Meeting was opened by  Prof. Jana Mojžišová, Rector of UVLF and VUA President Prof. Peter Bielik

President Bielik evaluated the association activities and introduced the plans of Visegrad University Association for the upcoming period. General Meeting approved the VUA Annual Report as well the Proposal of activities for 2020. During 2019,  new universities applied for VUA membership. One of them were approved by the General Meeting and we  would like to congratulate and welcome Kaposvar University, Hungary.

New Vice-presidents and Executive Committee members were elected for the four year term.

VUA Vice-presidents:

  1. Prof. Dr. László Palkovics, Rector of Szent István University, Hungary
  2. Prof. dr. hab. inż. Włodzimierz Sady, Rector of University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
  3. Prof. Dr. Alexander Vladimirovich Turyanskiy, Rector of Belgorod State Agricultural University named after V.Gorin, Russian Federation

VUA Executive Committee members:

  1. Dr. Oleksandr Bonkovskyy, Head of International Department, Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University, Ukraine
  2. Prof. MVDr., Ph.D. Vladimír Celer, ViceRector of University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
  3. Prof., Ph.D. Zoran Grgić, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  4. Dr. Ivana Tregenza, Associate Director, LSU AgCenter Global Network, Louisiana State University, USA

 

Traditionally, VUA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE was awarded to a VUA member university based on the results of the election of the General Meeting. The award went to Belgorod State Agricultural University named after V.Gorin, Russia as the appreciation of active participation in VUA activities, especially annually organization of the VUA Summer School. The award was presented by Prof. Peter Bielik and Proff. Juraj Pistl, UVLF Vice-rector.

As a part of the official programme, below presentations of leading experts were given:

Martin Tomko, DVM, PhD.: The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy - life within and beyond the university campus

Assoc. Prof. Alica Kočišová, DVM, PhD.: The world is changing - the impact of global change on the spread of parasitoses

Assoc. Prof. Branislav Peťko, DVM, PhD.: Interdisciplinary Research for Innovation of the Center for Applied Research

VUA Presidency would like to thank the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice for a perfect organization of the event and all the participants of the General Meeting for their fruitful contribution.

 VUA GM 2019 Minutes

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“Security, safety and sustainability” 6th VUA YOUTH scientific session

The annual scientific conference organized for bachelor, master and PhD students to be held at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary under the auspices of the Visegrad University Association on November 19, 2019. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the bachelor, master as well as doctoral students of VUA institutions to present their research results at the conference and to have a publication in a conference proceeding with ISBN. Professors and lecturers from VUA institutions will constitute the scientific committee whose role will be to give guidelines to the students regarding the continuation of their researches. This conference also provides platform for young researchers not only from the CEE region to meet their counterparts and build new professional relationships.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

11 October 2019    registration form and abstract submission (via e-mail)
8 November 2019    15-20 pages of full paper submission (via e-mail, according to the template)

Costs:
The conference is free of charge. The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University covers the editing and printing costs of the conference proceeding, the organizational costs, rent of premises, as well as the buffets during the conference. The organizers provide the necessary technical equipment in the session. Participants are asked to prepare a 10-minute ppt presentation about the aims, hypotheses, results, conclusions and recommendations of their research

Attached please find the application forms for students and teachers

 Teachers

Students

Visegrad University Association General Meeting 2019 – registration open

The VUA GM 2019 will be held at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia on September 18-20, 2019.

Please, visit the website http://vua.uvlf.sk/ for more information regarding the event including the venue, accommodation possibilities and the registration.

Please note, that the registration deadline for the VUA General Meeting is August 5, 2019.

5th VUA YOUTH about smart developments and sustainability organized at SZIU, Gödöllő

VUA YOUTH scientific student conference took place on 20 November 2018 on the premises of the Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. The event was jointly organized by VUA and the University. This year 28 students presented their research work in 3 sessions related to the theme of the conference. The sessions were visited by 65 people. Thanks to active participation and contribution of VUA members from Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia and the host university, students from 17 countries (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Colombia, the Gambia, Ghana, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mali, the Philippines, Serbia, Syria, Slovakia, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yemen) shared their research results with the members of the committees and the audience that created excellent environment to learn more about those countries and to deepen the professional cooperation.

Students received the VUA awards in 3 sessions:

 

  1. BSc-MSc session

1st prize: Isatou Njai (the Gambia) and Nicolas Jatta (the Gambia)

2nd prize: Mykola Dereva (Ukraine)

3rd prize: Eyad Bazerbashi (Syria)

 

  1. MSc-PhD session

1st prize: Malek Insaf (Algeria)

2nd prize: Julieth Paola Cubillos Tovar (the Philippines)

3rd prize: Bouteldja Meryem (Algeria)

 

  1. PhD session

1st prize: Marwa Ben Abdallah (Tunisia)

2nd prize: Ayman Alshaabani (Syria)

3rd prize: Sólyomfi Hanna Andrea (Hungary)

 

VUA Presidency would like to thank the participants and  the organizers for all their hard work!

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"Smart developments and sustainability" - 5th VUA YOUTH scientific session Call for papers

The annual scientific conference organized for bachelor, master and PhD students will be held at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary under the auspices of the Visegrad University Association on November 20, 2018. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the bachelor, master as well as doctoral students of VUA institutions to present their research results at the conference and to have a publication in a conference proceeding with ISBN. Professors and lecturers from VUA institutions will constitute the scientific committee whose role will be to give guidelines to the students regarding the continuation of their researches. This conference also provides platform for young researchers not only from the CEE region to meet their counterparts and build new professional relationships.

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

13 October 2018        registration form and abstract submission (via e-mail)

3 November 2018      15-20 pages of full paper submission (via e-mail, according to the template)

 

Costs:

The conference is free of charge. The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University covers the editing and printing costs of the conference proceeding, the organizational costs, rent of premises, as well as the buffets during the conference. The organizers provide the necessary technical equipment in the session. Participants are asked to prepare a 10-minute ppt presentation about the aims, hypotheses, results, conclusions and recommendations of their research

Registration Form - Teachers

Registration Form - Students

VUA General Meeting, September 2-4, University of Debrecen, Hungary

The meeting organized at  the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen, Hungary was attended by almost 40 representatives of VUA member universities and institutions.
General Meeting was opened by  Prof. Akos Pinter, Vice-rector of the University of Debrecen, VUA President Prof. Peter Bielik and Prof. Istvan Komlosi Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen.

President Bielik evaluated the association activities and introduced the plans of Visegrad University Association for the upcoming period. General Meeting approved the VUA Annual Report as well the Proposal of activities for  2019. During 2018,  new universities applied for VUA membership. Two of them were approved by the General Meeting and we  would like to congratulate and welcome them to our association:

Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University, Ukraine

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic

Traditionally, VUA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE was awarded to a VUA member university based on the results of the election of the General Meeting. The award went to Russian State Agrarian University-Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy as the appreciation of active participation in VUA activities. The award was presented by Prof. Peter Bielik and Prof. Istvan Komlosi to Dr. Galina Zolina, Rector of RSAU-MTAA

Presentations of invited speakers provided the GM participants with valuable information on the topic of Accomodating new methods and topics in Agricultural Higher Education.                                                           Dr. Susanne Lehnert  (Universit of Bonn) gave a speech titled  “The One Health Concept in the Curriculum”. Prof. Tibor Mezei (Szent Istvan University) presented a topic “The Internet of Things in Agricultural Education, the Gödöllő example” and Dr Csaba Fogarassy (Szent Istvan University) prepared a presentation “The Implemetation of the Circular Economy Concept in the Curricula”.

VUA Presidency would like to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen for a perfect organization of the event and all the participants of the General Meeting for their fruitful contribution.

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Rectors Symposium and its achievements

LSU AgCenter Global Network in tandem with Visegrad University Association and V4 support represented by Hungarian Embassy to the US recently held the second Rectors’ Symposium 2018 designed to examine case studies of diversifying revenue and private sector support for institutions of higher agricultural education.  

The Symposium was held April 16 through the 20th, marking the second year of the Rectors Symposium. The design of this year’s Symposium first took place in Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, LA and finalized with The Hungarian Embassy to the United States in Washington D.C. The purpose of this year’s Symposium was to crate an intensive educational program with private sector collaborators (Bracy’s Nursery, A.Wilbert’s Sons, LLC) which emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships in the production of sugar cane, timber products and ornamental horticulture. Second part of the Symposium, organize by The Hungarian Embassy to the United States in Washington D.C provided activities and presentations that highlighted the global impact of these partnerships.

The Rectors Symposium provided many positive results for all 24 participants. Among the many results, five new Memoranda of Understanding between various universities and institutions were executed. EURAXESS representative Viktoria Bodnarova provided comprehensive information about potential funding sources, Director of Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, Bela Kocsy provided overview of opportunities to connect with private sector, and the Czech Agriculture and Commercial Attaches in the US Peter Jezek and Ludek Moravec outlined environment for university – private sector cooperation and needs.

During the second part of the Symposium, H.E. Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian Ambassador to the US welcomed and hosted the group, thus, providing multiple networking opportunities and chances to identify next steps in future collaboration.

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center welcomed the opportunity to host this wonderful Trans-Atlantic event! 

VUA Presidency would like to thank the organizers for all their hard work and efforts.

President
Dr.h.c. Prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD.
e-mail: Peter.Bielik@uniag.sk
tel: +421376415518

Liaison Officer
Prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horská
e-mail: Elena.Horska@gmail.com
tel: +421376415522

Secretary General
Mgr. Vladislav Valach
e-mail: Vladislav.Valach@uniag.sk
tel: +421376415545
 

Postal address

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra                                                        
Visegrad University Association
Foreign Relations and International Programmes Office
Tr. Andreja Hlinku 2
949 76  Nitra
Slovakia