Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the Semmelweis University signed a collaboration agreement

Date: 2022.11.25
Two of Hungary’s leading higher education institutions, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and Semmelweis University have formed a strategic partnership. Together, the two universities will research ways in which design can advance healthcare and the efficacy of medical interventions.

MOME’s mission includes providing design-based responses to address the most acute challenges of our times. One of the major focuses of the university’s research and development activity is to support Hungary’s scientific, technological and economic development through new procedures and innovative solutions. Semmelweis University is a leading medical and health science higher education institution in the region, and an internationally acclaimed knowledge centre that is unique in the country. Acting on the recognition of the central role of innovation in both of their missions, the two universities agreed to launch research and development projects together.  

The only way to be able to address the complex challenges of the 21st century is to tear down the walls separating the various fields of science and their professionals. For this reason, the agreement with Semmelweis University represents an important and exciting opportunity. The history of Hungarian healthcare is filled with world-class innovation achievements. MOME’s professionals and young talents can play an instrumental role in ensuring that this will remain the case in the future, too”, said president of the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy

Rector of Semmelweis University Dr. Béla Merkely underlined that as a key knowledge centre of the Central Eastern Europe, Semmelweis University has a unique part in research and innovation in addition to education and patient care. “We rely on the latest findings and the most advanced technologies in patient care and education alike. As a pioneer of the Hungarian creative and design industry, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design also has a strong focus on material research. New materials and related technologies might be extremely useful also for medicine. Going forward, our work together is directed at ensuring that they are definitely so”, said dr. Béla Merkely, adding that aligning the goals of material technology research and medicine can contribute to the development and reinvention of medical interventions and the training of healthcare professionals. Thanks to innovations, physicians can make use of state-of-the-art technologies to deliver advanced and effective treatment to patients within the shortest time possible. 

According to Rector of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design József Fülöp, “In recent years, creative innovations have been gaining in importance in design, bringing into focus the cooperation between various fields and the potential of design to improve people’s lives also terms of healthcare and medicine. We are proud to be involved in a strategic partnership with another institution with a global reach and with the same set of values in supporting and promoting excellence and innovation.” 

The collaboration will be directed at identifying the application possibilities of the latest material research, data visualisation, industrial design technologies in healthcare research, science communication or patient care processes, in particular in the field of 3D printing. 

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