QS announces strategic collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Innovation of Hungary

The QS logo, and the logo of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Innovation.,

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leader in global higher education analysis and insights, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Innovation of Hungary. This collaborative initiative is designed to enhance the global stature and performance of Hungarian universities, supporting the Ministry’s commitment to promoting educational excellence, research, and innovation on an international scale. 

Hungary, with its deep-rooted cultural heritage and educational traditions, is ideally positioned to advance its status as a centre of academic excellence and a world-class hub for cutting-edge research impact and innovation. Budapest, the vibrant capital, reflects the nation’s dedication to cultural and academic richness, providing an inspiring setting for this promising partnership.

Leveraging QS insights for innovation and impact

Nunzio Quacquarelli, President of QS, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are immensely proud to collaborate with the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Innovation. Through this partnership, we aim to leverage QS’s global insights and networks to enhance the visibility of Hungarian universities, showcasing their unique educational offerings on the world stage.” 

Mr. János Csák, Minister for Culture and Innovation, also commented on the significance of this partnership: “This collaboration with QS represents a pivotal step towards realising our vision of placing Hungarian higher education at the forefront of European and global academia. By combining our efforts, we are setting the stage for a future where our universities are recognised not only for their heritage but also for their innovation and impact.”

“A significant milestone in Hungary’s journey”

QS is working closely with a selected group of Hungarian universities to improve their performance across key metrics and stimulate growth in reputation and scientific achievement. The partnership provides these institutions with access to QS’ expertise, training, and strategic guidance, informed by the best practices in global higher education. 

This initiative is poised to attract top-tier students, researchers, and academics from around the world, enriching Hungary’s academic community and encouraging international academic partnerships and scientific collaboration. 

Hungarian universities benefit from QS’ comprehensive services and expertise, including data-driven insights, strategic consultancy, and global benchmarking. These resources will help identify and develop areas of strength and potential growth, assisting universities in crafting targeted strategies to enhance their international reputation and research outputs. 

Furthermore, the partnership is expected to catalyse extensive academic collaborations, knowledge exchanges, student recruitment efforts, and cultural enrichment at scale. By showcasing Hungary’s distinctive cultural, educational and research excellence, the initiative aims to attract a diverse and talented student body, fostering an inclusive and innovative academic environment. 

“This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Hungary’s journey towards becoming a leading destination for higher education” Nunzio Quacquarelli added. “By investing in its universities, Hungary is set to make a significant impact on the European and global academic landscape and significantly contribute to the advancement of knowledge and innovation.”

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