Researchers of BME (Budapesti Műszaki Egyetem)
[Budapest University of Technology and Economics] and the University of Debrecen cooperate in finding solutions to the challenges inherent in smart city transportation and in medical diagnostics.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Budapest University of Technology and Economics has established its most recent research team at the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen. These two institutions have cooperated before in a two-year project called “Jövő Internet kutatások az elmélettől az alkalmazásig
” [Future Internet Research from Theory to Practice] and, in the future, they will try to find the proper responses to the challenges posed by the all-embracing Internet.
The research team BME Egyesült Innovációs Tudásközpont Debreceni Kutatócsoport
[verbatim: BME United Innovation Knowledge Center Debrecen Research Team] intends to produce results that can be used primarily by the competitive sector. Director Attila Fazekas
has identified the transportation problems in smart cities and the challenges of medical diagnostics as tasks that the two institutions have elaborated on in their joint application package..
“The largest and best universities in Hungary now work together in the dynamically developing field of information science and technology, thanks to the new knowledge center, which represents a new stage in a cooperation that covers several years,” said Elek Bartha
, Vice Rector of the University of Debrecen at the press conference held on June 16.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen are in close cooperation with one another not only in the fields of research but also in academic matters and education, which means that they offer joint and team-taught courses and their students may also sign up for courses offered in the other (partner) institution of higher education.
, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen, believes that it is fairly expedient that the engineering background represented by BME
and the scholarly background provided by the University of Debrecen meet halfway due to the existence of the new research team, through which novel directions and new vistas in research and development might be opened by the different approaches.
“Not only the universities, but also the industrial enterprises in the immediate vicinity within the overall region will be in a position to benefit from the joint pool of knowledge. Working with the city of Debrecen, we have already begun mapping up the IT and engineering-related problems involved in the Smart City program. The research team called BME EIT Debreceni Kutatócsoport
sincerely hopes to create a balance between the companies of the competitive sector and university research,” said László Vajta
, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Budapest University of Technology and Economics.