Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence - Announcement of the winners

The 16 applicants who will receive the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship will be announced at a ceremonial award ceremony on March 5. It is a special pleasure and honor for us that the namesake of the scholarship, Professor Emeritus Stefan Lengyel, will also be present at the event.

Stefan Lengyel, is one of the most influential figures in the Hungarian and German design profession, the former head of the Department of Design at MOME, and his students are now leading professionals of global companies. Join the event, where you can get to know the students who received the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship in the 2023/24 academic year.

In 2020, the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design launched the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship programme. In addition to providing a performance-based grant to studentst, its two modules place a major focus on enhancing the up-to-date, industry-relevant, practical competences of studentst and on their professional integration.

In order to win the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship, in the first round, the students advanced based on the votes of the university community. In the second round, the best projects were added to the shortlist based on the votes of the jury. The finalist students presented their projects in front of a professional jury per institute, after which the committee selected the 16 scholarship recipients.

In addition to university managers and lecturers, industry experts also participate in the work of the jury, and of course Stefan Lengyel himself.

☞ The reveal of the winners will take place on 05/03/2024.

▶︎ Stefan Lengyel graduated from the former Hungarian University of Arts and Design, MOME’s legal predecessor. 
He is most known for his designs of the magnetophon and the Ganz articulated tram and his works have received industry awards 30 times.In addition to Hungary, he also worked in Germany, Finland, Japan, the USA, Italy and Taiwan.He was the head of the design department at the University of Duisburg-Essen and MOME as well, his students are leading professionals at global companies.He was also the one to initiate the collaboration between MOME and Mercedes-Benz, a partnership within which Hungarian students have been designing the cars of the future in Budapest for 20 years. He received the Moholy-Nagy Award in 2007 and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic in 2008. 

Event information

Date and time: 5 March 2024 4:30 p.m.
Venue: MOME TWO Space Experimental Studio (T_014)

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