MOME to represent Hungary among the most innovative European universities

Date: 2022.06.07

2022.06.07.

As a result of global challenges facing us, such as climate change or population ageing, Europe has a more pressing need for academic research and innovative solutions than ever. To address this need, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel has launched the Global University Network for Innovation. This is a new forum for the most innovative universities of the European Union to discuss their experience related to education development and to make specific suggestions for the implementation of the European Strategy for Universities and the Strategic Innovation Agenda. 

All member states of the network can nominate a single institution. According to the decision of the Hungarian Government, our country will be represented at this new forum by Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). 

This decision presents a unique opportunity for expanding MOME’s contact network in Europe and furthering its international reputation, as well as a crucial and compelling confirmation of the efforts made by the university as part of the model change. 

MOME is changing its operational model 

Since August 2020, the 142-year-old Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), has been operating in a foundation model. As part of the model change, MOME has developed a long-term strategy, reinvented its research and development activity, launched the digitalisation of its internal processes, and proceeded to modernise training. In addition to providing a traditionally high level art and design education, the university will introduce entrepreneurial training for all of its BA students, and launch its first English-language MAs from 2022. In 2021, MOME's budget nearly quadrupled, and the foundation also decided to grant the most substantial pay rise to teachers in the history of Hungarian higher education.

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Though recurring every year, each MOME graduation period is unique, with a number of object and concept designs and artworks. Once again, there will be public diploma defences to take place between 3 and 20 June. The good news is that the MOME Diploma Exhibition showcasing the masterworks will be open longer this year, from 15 to 21 June at various locations across the Campus. Also, students from the first MA programmes to have launched in English language will be graduating this year.

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Students enrolled in the B2D course can now rely on a curriculum that is fresh, authentic, and rich in case studies to help them prepare for the challenges of the creative industries. Not only will they have the opportunity to learn from distinguished creative professionals invited as guest speakers, but soon have access to a video series created through ongoing development efforts and featuring founders of renowned companies such as DE_FORM, YKRA, and Flying Objects.
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