During his official stay in Rijeka on the occasion of the opening of the Hungarian House at Pećine, H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, also visited the University of Rijeka Rectorate. The Minister was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Csaba Demcsák, Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Croatia, and H.E. Mr. József Magyar, Deputy Hungarian Secretary of State for the Advancement of European Cooperation.
The Minister was welcomed by Madam Rector, Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., along with her associates: Prof. Alen Ružić, M.D., Ph.D., Rector’s Assistant for Research, Internationalization, and Projects and Director of the Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Prof. Ines Srdoč-Konestra, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Mr. Boris Golob, CEO of the Step Ri Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka, and Mrs. Eszter Baričević-Tamaskó from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.
The working meeting focused on the current cooperation between the University of Rijeka and the Hungarian Embassy in Croatia, which, with the support of former Ambassador Magyar and current Ambassador Demcsák, resulted in the opening of the Hungarian Language Lectorate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. On this occasion, Minister Szijjártó donated a package of books to the University that will facilitate the learning and teaching of the Hungarian language.
As one of the strategically important projects, Professor Alen Ružić pointed out the cooperation between the University of Rijeka and the University of Pécs in the field of biomedicine, with special emphasis on translational medicine, which will facilitate the work of the Center for Translational Medical Research in Rijeka (TransMedRi) and enable the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experts.
Mr. Boris Golob emphasized the excellent cooperation with INA in start-up programs and pointed out the possibility of future cooperation with Hungarian companies in soft-landing procedures.
After Minister Szijjártó signed in the Book of Honorary Guests, Madam Rector and the esteemed guests exchanged gifts.