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Hungarian Ambassador Visits FNU

“The university is aware that in an interconnected and interdependent world, institutions such as universities thrive through global connections,” Dr Karstadt said.
28 Sep 2022 16:30
Hungarian Ambassador Visits FNU
From left: Fiji National University’s newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Dr Lyn Karstadt, Dean for the college of engineering science and technology Professor Tibor Pasinszki and Hungarian ambassador, Dr Zsolt Hetesy at Derrick campus, Samabula on September 27, 2022. Photo: Jone Salusalu

Fiji National University’s college of engineering, science and technology yesterday received a courtesy visit from the ambassador of Hungary for New Zealand and the Pacific.

Ensuring that coexisting relationship is maintained, Hungarian ambassador, Dr Zsolt Hetesy was at Derrick campus, Samabula to donate a Gömböc to the college.

A Gömböc is a convex, three-dimensional, homogeneous body that has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium when it is lying on a flat surface, often referred to as a marvel in the world of mathematics.

While delivering her remarks, FNU’s newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Dr Lyn Karstadt acknowledged the ambassador’s presence.

 

“The university is aware that in an interconnected and interdependent world, institutions such as universities thrive through global connections,” Dr Karstadt said.

“FNU has an existing partnership with Hungary through the university’s agricultural and life sciences areas.”

She said this already six-year- old agreement allows for staff exchange between the two institutions.

Ambassador Hetesy commended the university’s effort in trying to align with global standards.

 

“This effort is timely because this is the same dynamic that we see in Hungary,” Dr Hetesy.

“We tried to put more effort, more resources into international co- operation and into that effort, our cooperation with FNU just fits very nicely.”

Associate Dean for the college of engineering science and technology, Ms Vasenai Kereni said this would be the beginning of many projects, research, publications,
proposal, human and technical capacity building for the college.

 

Story By: jone.salusalu@fijisun.com.fj



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