Welcome reception

18. December 2015. 09:45
Labels:welcome, event
Report on the Welcome Event organised by the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Tempus Public Foundation


The Ministry of Human Capacities and the Tempus Public Foundation organized a prestigious welcome reception for the newly arrived Stipendium Hungaricum grantholders on 10 th December 2015 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest. The place is just as sublime as the motivation of the meeting was.





The University of Miskolc delegated four students, who  represented not only the University, but also their respective countries: Tonworio Alex Abrakasa from Nigeria; Ahmed Bouzid, Mehdi Mohammed Yassine and Mennour Abdelwahhab from Algeria. Professor Dr. Tamás Kékesi, pro-rector of the University of Miskolc and Nikolett Tóth, Stipendium Hungaricum assistant also participated at the Reception.




The programme was launched  with an amazing  Concert by the SH students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, which followed by a speech by , H. E. Mr. Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Capacities, who emphasized the importance of the Stipendium Hungaricum programme, as well as the  ’Opening to the West’  while not forgetting about our past which relates us to the  East.


Mehdi Mohammed Yassine and Nikolett Tóth


The next speech was given by  Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of State for Higher Education. He anticipated the extension of the SH programme, while Dr. József Bódis, President of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference gladly declared, that the number of foreign students in Hungary is growing year by year.




Next,  a student, Mr. Ribal Ismail El Masri from Lebanon talked in a very modest yet amusing way: he told he was very grateful for having the opportunity to study in Hungary, he expressed how much he loved being in Hungary.

After his kind words, Dr. András Nemeslaki, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tempus Public Foundation addressed a welcome speech.

Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary assured all  foreign students, that Hungary cordially welcomes the SH grantholders regardless of the actual political situation.

The  speech section was followed by a reception, then students were could take part in  an  intercultural training.


Intercultural training


The programme ended with a guided tour in  the National Museum, by the help of which students got an insight into the Hungarian culture.