MOME Names New Scholarship After Legendary Hungarian Designer

Date: 2021.02.02
As part of its renewal, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design will significantly expand its support available to students. Going forward, the school’s scholarship for excellence will bear the name of Stefan Lengyel, the internationally recognised Hungarian designer.

Since 2020, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) operates in a foundation format. As a key step in the process of renewal, the Foundation for MOME – the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design will significantly expand support available to students. Students will be selected based on their performance, and the revamped scholarship programme will be named the Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship.

Stefan Lengyel earned his degree at the predecessor institute of MOME, the College of Applied Arts. He is known for his work on magnetic tape recorders and the design of the Ganz articulated tram. He was recognised with thirty different awards for his work. In addition to Hungary, he also worked in Germany, Finland, Japan, the United States, Italy and Taiwan. He was chair of the design departments at the University of Essen and MOME; his students have gone on to hold senior positions at the world’s leading companies. He is credited with establishing the collaboration between MOME and Mercedes-Benz, a programme which has enabled Hungarian students to design the cars of the future in Budapest over the past nearly twenty years. In 2008, Lengyel was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary. 

‘The oeuvre of Stefan Lengyel is an outstanding example not only for our students to follow, but also is the manifestation of the innovative and ambitious nature of the university of the future. Strengthening his legacy is one of the key building blocks of the long-term success of MOME’, said Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, president of the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.

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