- 2 Feb 2021 11:44 AM
- Hungary Matters
The St István Agriculture University, 11 research institutes of the Agriculture Research and Innovation Centre and the agriculture research institute of Debrecen University united to form the new institution operated by a state-owned foundation.
After the first meeting of the university senate the Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics said that the step had been “long overdue”.
MATE has a good chance of ranking among the best agricultural institutions in Europe, said Minister Palkovics.
Agriculture Minister István Nagy said the competitiveness of Hungarian farmers started with a competitive agricultural education and the university would help to draw young people into the sector.
MTI Photo: Noémi Bruzák