Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary

Full name in the national
Budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem
Acronym METU
Institutional project coordinator György Túry, Ph.D.,
Vice-Rector for International Academic Relations
Telephone +36 20 230 5045

METU is the biggest private university in Hungary with a clear strategic focus on internationalization. Out of 6500 students, 1000 are international students enrolled from over 90 different countries. The learning and teaching environment is truly international. Currently, 22 programmes are offered in English from the fields of Business, Tourism, Communication, and Arts. The university is proud to offer its students a practice-oriented training system with compulsory internships, academic staff with an entrepreneurial background and more than 800 professional partners. METU participates in several international exchange programmess and has an extensive network of partner institutions with over 190 partners in 58 countries from 5 continents.

György Túry, currently the Vice-Rector for International Academic Relations at METU) He has conducted research and guest lectured in many countries around the globe, including Australia, Botswana, Chile, EU countries, Japan, Namibia, and the U.S. Heis a two-time Fulbright grant recipient and has been one of the driving forces of internationalization at METU. His responsibilities include the managing, oversight, and quality control of the English language programmes at METU. Dr. Túry was the leading academic figure from METU in the ERASMUS + Programme “Skills for Managing the Arts: Open Educational Resources and Experiential Learning in Support of Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment in the Arts and Creative Sector (SMART)” (2016-17).

Denissza Blanár, M.A., International Director has spent over 10 years internationalizing higher education building fruitful student, professional and academic exchangeprogrammes as well as international marketing and recruitment channels. She has been involved in numerous ERASMUS and other internationalization projects including all phases of formulation and execution. She was the education and service development expert in an EU-funded capacity building project with a total budget of over 3 million EUR as well as the initiator and professional lead of two European Integration Fund projects. She has built multinational environments from scratch, which today host students from 90 countries.

Károly Kopasz, M.A., International Partnership Coordinator, is responsible for various projects related to student mobility at METU such as Erasmus+ KA107, Erasmus+ KA103 partnerships, CEEPUS and Campus Mundi. Additionally he is responsible for organizing short term academic programmes as well. Károly has been working in the industry for over a decade. First at Pázmány Péter Catholic University at the International Office then at Balassi Institute where he was heading the Campus Hungary Scholarship Board Office. In this role he was participating in the development of a new mobility programme. Before joining the team of METU he was working for Council on International Educational Exchange as programme coordinator for Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Funds and several faculty led custom programmes.

Gabriella Uhl, Ph.D., AssociateProfessor,Head of the Design and Art Management MA programmes lecturing art history, theory and curatorial studies at METU additionally she is responsible for international relations of Design Institute.  She participated in the ERASMUS + Programme “Skills for Managing the Arts: Open Educational Resources and Experiential Learning in Support of Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment in the Arts and Creative Sector (SMART)” (2016-17) in METU. She spent four years in the Baltic States lecturing on contemporary art at the Academy of Art, Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) and working as a correspondent of the leading Hungarian art magazines and research fellow of the Contemporary Art Centre, Tallinn. As a researcher she started at the Hungarian Academy of Science, then pursued a career as chief curator of the Ernst Museum, Budapest, organizing many local and international exhibitions. She was also the curator of the Hungarian Pavilion at Venice Biennale in 2013. She still works as an art critic and curator – she is the author of many publications on the contemporary Hungarian and Central-European art scene and art management.