Visegrad University Association co-organized International Scientific Days at SUA

The International Scientific Days 2016 Conference held at Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra took place in the spirit of “The Agri-Food Value: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society“. The Conference was organized by the Faculty of Economics and management in cooperation with the SUA, Visegrad  University Association, Agricultural Experts Club and Slovak Agricultural Economists Association, EUNIS Slovakia a Junior Chamber International.

The rich programme of the Conference offered space for working in fourteen sections that focused on issues from food safety, trade and agricultural policy through financial aspects, information a communication technologies to market survey and marketing. Young scientists were also provided individual space in a separate section. The Conference was attended by more than 270 participants from 23 countries (Indonesia, Russian Federation, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Mongolia, USA, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other).

VUA Summer School 2016

FOOD SCIENCE AND BUSINESS STUDIES

Inputs for Food Product Design and Development: Quality, Safety,  Innovations,  Sensory and Consumer Analysis

 

The International Summer School organized by Visegrad University Association will be held in the period of 27.6. – 9.7. 2016. The topic of this year´s summer school is FOOD SCIENCE AND BUSINESS STUDIES.

This season, the first week of the summer school will be organized at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra , Slovakia. The second week will take place at Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary. Lectures, organized in Nitra will be delivered as parallel sessions in English and Russian. Lectures in Godollo will be in English only. Active participants will be awarded a certificate and 2 ECTS.

If you are interested in the summer school, send your application form to vladislav.valach@uniag.sk by April 30, 2016. The registration fee for each participant is 450 EUR for a VUA member and 550 EUR for a non VUA member (excluding travel costs to and from  the summer school). The programme of the summer school will be available in March 2016.

It is expected that approximately 30 students and 5 teachers will take part in the summer school. Due to the limited availability, the quality of applicants and the contribution of the lecture topic to the summer school will be considered.

Application Form

"The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society"

The international scientific conference titled "The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society" will be organized as a part of the International Scientific Days of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra on May 19-20, 2016

The VUA session: Studies on agri-food value chain in Visegrad and Eastern partnership will be organized within the conference.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a unique international conference to facilitate discussion of current issues and exchange of cutting - edge information ideas and innovative solutions. The conference will encourage the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry.

For comprehensive information including the important deadlines, registration, conference theme and venue, please visit the conference website http://spu.fem.uniag.sk/mvd2016/

VUA will cover the registration fee for 10 registered VUA institution participants. Free registrations will be awarded based on the topic and the abstract of the paper sent to            Prof. Elena Horska (elena.horska@gmail.com).

 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Nitra next year!

Student scientific conference jointly organized by Visegrad University Association and SZIU Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

On 25 November 2015, Visegrad University Association and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University organized the 2nd international scientific conference for students in Gödöllő, Hungary.

The idea of the event was born at the General Meeting of the Association in September 2014. The representatives of the VUA partner universities decided to provide a forum to the young scientists to introduce their research results and deepen the professional relationship among the students of partner universities. This event was organized for the second time.

The event took place along with the student scientific conference organized for Hungarian students. More than 125 students could present their work in 10 Hungarian and 5 international sessions. In the VUA YOUTH sessions, 47 international students submitted their research papers and could participate with presentations from 19 countries (not only from VUA members): Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Montenegro, Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Serbia, India, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Laos, Burundi, Vietnam, China, Qatar. Nearly 100 people attended the VUA YOUTH sessions and the total number of attendees was over 200.

Awards:

Session of BSc students:

1st prize: Lyudmila Khabarova

2nd prize: Maksym Dibrova

3rd prize: Nataliia Arman – Yuliia Pokotylo

 

Session of MSc students:

1st prize: Nikolina Petrovic

2nd prize: Alieu Loum

3rd prize: Kehinde Olagunju Oluseyi

 

Session of PhD students:

1st prize: Jing Li

2nd prize: Nijat Huseynov

3rd prize: Bálint Horváth

 

Special awards were handed out for excellent presentations to the participants listed below:

  • Mangesh Nakade
  • Dhanashree Katekhaye

Congratulations to the organizers for the successful conference and to all the participants for the high quality presentations!

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“Science connecting nations” – 2nd VUA YOUTH Scientific session

25 November 2015
Szent István University, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Gödöllő, Hungary
2nd Call for Papers

The annual scientific conference organized for bachelor, master and PhD at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of  Szent István University (SZIU), Gödöllő, Hungary under the auspices of the Visegrad University Association. VUA and SZIU  have a special role in promoting the professional career of doctoral students by organizing the Visegrad Doctoral Symposium every other year and in encouraging undergraduate students to take part in the work of VUA YOUTH. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for  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.

 2nd VUA Call     Tentative Program VUA YOUTH.pdf

Visegrad University Association, General Meeting 2015, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.

The General Meeting of Visegrad University Association 2015 took place at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland on September 28-30. The meeting was attended by 40 representatives of 20 VUA member universities coming from 10 countries.

The General Meeting was opened by VUA President, Prof. Peter Bielik and Prof. Kazimierz Banasik,  SGGW Rector´s Attorney. President Bielik evaluated the association activities and introduced the plans of Visegrad University Association for the upcoming period. The General Meeting approved the VUA Annual Report as well the Proposal of activities for  2016. During 2015,  new universities applied for VUA membership. Four of them were approved by the General Meeting and we  would like to congratulate and welcome them to our association:

 

Uman National University of Horticulture, Ukraine,

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Bulgaria,

University of Zilina, Slovakia,

Louisiana State University Agricultural Centre and Louisiana State University College of Agriculture, USA

 

We are also glad that new VUA Vice-presidents and Executive Committee Members were elected:

VUA Vice-presidents:

Janusz Zmija – First Vice-president, University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland

Janos Tozser, Szent Istvan University Godollo, Hungary

Alexander Turyanskiy, Belgorod State Agricultural University, Russia

Executive Committee Members:

Tatiana Litvinenko, Belgorod State Agricultural University, Russia

Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Henrietta Nagy, Szent Istvan University Godollo, Hungary

Robert Pokluda, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Also this year, VUA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE was awarded to the most active member university based on the results of the election of the General Meeting. The award went to the Warsaw University of Life Sciences as an appreciation of an active participation in VUA activities. The award was presented by VUA President, Prof. Peter Bielik and First VUA Vice-president Prof. Janusz Zmija to Prof. Bogad Klepacki, SGGW Vice-rector for Didactics.

Presentations of Prof. John Russin (Vice-chancellor of Louisiana State University), Dr. Piotr Bajda (International Visegrad Fund, Trustee for Poland) and Agnieszka Wojciechowska De Cokere (Head of International Research Projects Office, SGGW), provided the participants of the General Meeting with in depth information on actual grant and project possibilities and research schemes.

VUA Presidency would like to thank the Warsaw University of Life Sciences for a perfect organization of the event and all the participants of the General Meeting for their fruitful contribution.

Attachments: VUA General Meeting 2015 Minutes, AgroBioTech, IVF , Horizon 2020, LSU, VUA Member Info

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VUA GENERAL MEETING, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, 28-30.09.2015, Poland

Practical information

"Let science bring us together"

Student scientific conference jointly organized by Visegrad University Association and SZIU Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

„Let science bring us together” – VUA YOUTH session

On 26 November 2014, the Visegrad University Association and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the Szent István University organized a scientific conference for students in Gödöllő, Hungary with the support of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.

The idea of the event was born at the General Meeting of the Association in September 2014. The representatives of the VUA partner universities decided to provide a forum to the young scientists to introduce their research results and deepen the professional relationship among the students of partner universities.

The event took place along with the student scientific conference organized for Hungarian students. More than 110 students could present their work in 12 Hungarian and 2 international sessions. In the 2 international sessions, i.e. the VUA YOUTH sessions, 13 international students participated from 8 countries (not only from VUA members): Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Macedonia, Nigeria, Gambia and Rwanda. Each full paper was reviewed by two reviewers and each member of the scientific board evaluated the presentations individually, resulting in the complex final rank of the students as follows.

Session of MSc and PhD students:

  1. Mr. Kehinde Olagunju (Nigeria)
  2. Mr. Zoltán Topa (Hungary)
  3. Mr. Alieu Loum (Gambia)

Session of BSc students:

  1. Ms. Ulyana Paraniuk (Ukraine)
  2. Ms. Maria Prilipko (Russia)
  3. Ms. Martina Michalickova, Ms. Nina Lukacovicova (Slovakia)

Congratulations to all the participants!

Hope to meet you at another scientific event in the near future!

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Visegrad University Association General Meeting 2014, Corvinus University of Budapest

The General Meeting of Visegrad University Association was held for the fourth time at Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary on September 18-20, 2014. The meeting was attended by 39 representatives of 19 VUA member universities. 
   
Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest, Prof. Zsolt Rostoványi, opened the meeting and welcomed all the guests. President of VUA, Prof. Peter Bielik, evaluated the activities and achievements of the last year in his welcome address. During the three year existence, VUA has managed to organize successful summer schools, doctoral symposium, publish academic journal or create a platform for young members, VUA Youth. Prof. Bielik also introduced new challenges and projects for upcoming year.

The General Meeting approved the VUA Annual Report, the Plan of Activities for 2014-2015 and modifications of VUA Charter. For the first time the VUA Award of Excellence was awarded to the most active member university based on the results of the election of the General Meeting. The Executive Committee represented by Prof. Peter Bielik, Prof. Tamás Mészáros, Prof. Janusz Zmija and Prof. Vojtech Adam confirmed the winner of the award, the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland, represented by Rector, Prof. Włodzimierz Sady.

Association is growing every year, this time two new universities have joined VUA. Chuvash State Agricultural Academy, Russia represented by Rector Prof. Liudmila Linik and Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Ukraine represented by Vice-rector Prof. Olena Prutska were registered and approved as full VUA members. Association has also agreed on the next General Meeting, which will be held at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland. The VUA Presidency appreciated the event organization by Corvinus University of Budapest and thanked all the participants for creative friendly and inspiring atmosphere.

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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