Addressing new generations is essential to strengthen Hungary’s agricultural economy and increase its domestic and international competitiveness. With new teaching methods, in the framework of which the acquired knowledge is adapted to the requirements of the constantly evolving market. There is a need for young professionals equipped with serious knowledge and preparation, but for this a change of attitude and the digitization of education are essential for this.

Within the framework of the Regions 4Food Interreg Europe project, the South Transdanubia Regional Innovation Agency is developing a Hungarian Master of Science in Agriculture program entitled “Digital Agriculture and Agri-Food Innovation” in cooperation with the Kaposvár Campus of the Hungarian and Agricultural and Life Sciences Universities. . The aim is to present the added value of the Spanish, new and complex approach to higher education, as well as the possible new eligible activities of Hungary’s Digital Agricultural Strategy (2019-2022).

Currently Agrarian higher education institutions

  • University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management (BSc) (MSc)
  • Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences Training Center for Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences – Mosonmogyoróvár
  • University of Szeged, Faculty of Engineering
  • Jánoshalma-Preciziós Agricultural Engineering – – Undergraduate (BSc), Master’s (MSc), Doctoral (PhD), Engineering)
  • University of Óbuda, Alba Regia Faculty of Engineering (Székesfehérvár)

In 2021, the integration of Szent István University, the University of Kaposvár, the Károly Róbert Campus of the University of Eszterházy (Gyöngyös) and the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia (Keszthely) took place and MATE was established as a result.

If the teaching method, which is still being developed, is introduced in the above institutions, we can expect great changes in Hungarian agriculture. 

Regions 4Food project is the European Regional Development Fund and the Hungarian State co-financed