We concluded an agreement with the University of Debrecen to establish relations between the parties and make sure that IT specialists, electrical and mechanical engineers graduating from the university are even better qualified. The agreement includes providing support to automotive systems-related education development, giving lectures, providing traineeships, and cooperating in project and thesis work. In addition, we will provide positions specifically for students, where they can take part in actual research and development projects. Now that the framework agreement has been signed, the relevant departments will work out the details with us.

“As a globally active company we see exactly how important cooperation is between the industry and the education sector. Our engineers work on market leading high-tech products and own a lot of patents and know-how. Our environment provides young engineers with considerable challenge and career opportunities. We consciously seek cooperation with universities and colleges, as we have long term plans in Hungary” - said Marc de Bastos Eckstein, General Manager of the software and development  center in Budapest.

Students get first-hand experience of the know-how and expertise that our Hungarian software development and competence center has gained over nearly 20 years: Guest lectures will point out, in relation to the specific courses, how theoretical knowledge can be used in development in practice. In addition, students who spend their traineeships or write their thesis at thyssenkrupp can work with cutting-edge development tools to improve their practical skills.

“University of Debrecen, along with its traditional profile of medicine, agriculture and science university - in accordance with the strategic objectives of the region’s labor market - aims to develop high-quality technical university education, to become the East-Hungarian center of engineering education. Concluding the contract with thyssenkrupp means a milestone in this aim. It’s important to understand that, the German company not only considers University of Debrecen as an education location, as besides providing space for guest instructors, co-operation with project and diploma work, the co-operation also extends to science, research development. University of Debrecen also counts as an innovation source for the company” - said Dr. Zoltán Szilvássy, the rector of the University of Debrecen.

The education of future professionals is a major priority for thyssenkrupp, this is why we are already cooperating with several Hungarian universities and colleges and this is why we have launched a practical vocational training program in Hungary.

We have started a greenfield project of approximately 33 million euros in Debrecen, where a new plant is being built on approximately 100,000 square meters. Starting from 2018, we will manufacture more than six million springs and stabilisers per year in this plant, creating 250 new jobs in the city. 

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