Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

The Foundation

Board of Trustees
Supervisory Board
Advisory Board
Key initiatives of the foundation
Our University is maintained by Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, whose strategic goal is to make MOME the best University in its field in East Central Europe by 2030.

Board of Trustees

President of the Board of Trustees

Entrepreneur, founder of Brain Bar, Europe's largest festival on the future and Design Terminal, a Budapest based innovation agency and startup accelerator. Earned his Master of Science degrees in International relations from Corvinus University of Budapest and in urbanism from the London School of Economics. He pursued a Master of Business Administration at Central European University and studied Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business.In 2020, he was awarded the Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit for his contribution to the development of Hungary's innovation ecosystem.

József Fülöp

Member of the Board of Trustees

Rector of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, professor, animation film director, producer. He graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts in 1991, and defended his MA degree at the same institution in 1995. He received his doctorate in 2007, his habilitation in 2011 and has been a professor since September 2013. Since 2001, he has been a lecturer at MOME, author of the BA and MA programmes in animation in Hungary.

Gábor Kopek

Member of the Board of Trustees

Photographer, media artist, university professor, defended his doctorate in 2002. Former rector of the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts, founder of the university-level photographer and video artist training, visiting professor at European universities. He is the initiator, programmer and manager of the creation of the new MOME Campus. Implementer of the creative and research process of the 21st Laboratory program.

Sándor Scheer

Member of the Board of Trustees

The founder - co-owner and CEO of Market Építő Zrt., also owns the Unione Group real estate development company, Hotel Clark, develops and operates restaurants in the market as a partner of the Hungarian McDonald's Developmental Licensee. He graduated from the Széchenyi István Technical College with a degree in Bridge Construction Engineering.

Szabolcs Szemerey

Member of the Board of Trustees

He is a lecturer at the Neumann János University, involved in the development of materials technology, supply chain management and educational technology. He studied at GAMF and Szent István University. He is involved in the economic life of Kecskemét, and as chairman of the board of trustees of the Andor Szemerey Foundation he helps and supports the teaching of mathematics and physics at the Reformed Secondary School of Kecskemét.

Supervisory Board

Tamás Fellegi

Supervisory Board member

Lawyer, political scientist, businessman, former Minister for National Development.

György Grüner

Supervisory Board member

Physicist, professor at UCLA, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Guggenheim Prize winner, art collector.

Márk Jávor

Supervisory Board member

He graduated as a lawyer from Eötvös Loránd University and after three years as a trainee lawyer, he passed the bar exam. He has been working as a lawyer for more than ten years, during which time he has provided full legal representation to several foundations.

Advisory Board

András Szántó

Chairman of the Advisory Board

New York-based writer, researcher, cultural and media consultant. As a strategist, he has worked with institutions and brands such as Stanford University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Basel, the Museum of Fine Arts, Rolls-Royce and BMW, and his writing has been published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has family and institutional ties to the Moholy-Nagy family. He supported the strategic branding process of MOME 2020-2021 and was actively involved in the preparation of the Brand Book.

Aric Chen

International Advisor

Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, formerly Professor at the Faculty of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, and curator of Design Miami. Born and raised in the United States, he lives in the Netherlands. Chen was the first Senior Curator of Design and Architecture and then Curator of At Large at M+ in Hong Kong. As a curator, he has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide, including X is Not a Small Country: Unraveling the Post-Global Era in Lisbon, State of Extremes at the Holoni Design Museum in Israel, and Third Square Third Square at the Oita Art Museum in Japan.

Györgyi Gálik

International Advisor

The City Transition Co-Lead at Dark Matter Labs aiming to create institutions, instruments and infrastructures for a more equitable, caring and sustainable future. The former Head of Strategic Partnerships at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and a former Lead Advisor and the Head of Social Innovation at Design Council. She worked in organisations ranging from small start-ups and individual communities to multi-national, large corporations, and national and local governments. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art in Innovation Design Engineering and two Masters Degrees from MOME. She was also a visiting fellow at New York University and teaches at the graduate and executive levels in multiple leading universities in the US and Europe. 

Zuzanna Skalska

International Advisor

Zuzanna Skalska inspires leaders and decision-makers to pivot their perspective on long term vision by cross-fertilization of concepts, ideas and solutions from diverse industries. She is specialized in research and analysis of strategic SignalS of Change for business. She is an owner of 360Inspiration and a managing partner of the FutureS Thinking Group. She works closely with CEO ́s, decision makers and R&D directors on possible future(s) development. She lectures at many universities around the world. She is co-founder of the School of Form (SWPS).

Ulrich Weinberg

International Advisor

Since 2007, he has been the director of the Hasso-Plattner Institute School of Design Thinking (an affiliate of Stanford, an expert in computer animation and games, and has taught at the Film University Potsdam and as a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Communication in Beijing. He was named one of the 100 best innovators in Germany by the German business magazine Handelsblatt. He is a board member of the DGQ German Quality Society, co-founder of the WeQ-Foundation and founding chairman of the GDTA Global Design Thinking Alliance. He advises SAP, Janssen, Volkswagen and Bosch on digital transformation projects, among others.

Key initiatives of the foundation

University of the Future workshop

At the request of our Foundation, MOME has established the University of the Future interdisciplinary professional workshop, designed to develop the educational model of the future. Our goal is to create a new, future-proof, and flexible training framework that can address the challenges of the 21st century and meet the needs of generations to come. The work started in 2022 will continue for several years, involving a comprehensive redesign of the study programmes, the curriculum, and the training methodologies.

This is the highest financial support available at our university, initiated and funded by the Foundation and named after an outstanding former MOME professor, who established the partnership between MOME and Mercedes-Benz. Each semester, students nominate one another for the Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence, fostering a culture of recognition, while our teachers and professional partners select the winners together.  

TIÉD A HOLNAP - a jövő kreatív tehetségeiért ösztöndíjprogram

A MOME történetének első, átfogó ösztöndíjprogramja kifejezetten hátrányos helyzetű, Budapesttől távol élő tehetségek felkutatására és felkarolására. A program évente legalább 25 hátrányos helyzetű középiskolást készít fel a sikeres egyetemi felvételire, ide értve a mentálhigiénés felkészítést és saját kreatív portfóliójuk összeállítását is.

Global Voices at MOME

A key objective of our Foundation is to increase international awareness around and the recognition of MOME. To help them expand their professional knowledge and personal contact network across borders, our "Global Voices at MOME" programme provides the citizens of our university with an opportunity to continuously recommend guest speakers from abroad who are important to us.

Patronage Programme

The Patronage Programme supports initiatives of the faculty and students with the explicit aim to develop community life at MOME. Our annual tender offers an opportunity to fund events, actions, and activities to turn the new MOME campus into a vibrant community space.

The aim of this initiative is to make MOME Hungary’s first carbon neutral university by 2030. As part of our efforts, we will significantly enhance the energy efficiency of our campus by increasing the proportion of renewable energy used, eliminate food waste and introduce paperless administration. We are planning to offset our residual emissions by planting trees across Hungary.

Our Foundation has established the Future Potentials Observatory Nonprofit LLC in January 2023. Its misson is to investigate, analyse and present the future potentials of social entities (such as family, organization, country), geopolitical frontiers, innovation and design horizons – all in an EAST-WEST context.


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