At the end of 2021, the government accepted the initiative of the Hungarian Export Development Agency Nonprofit Zrt. (HEPA) to launch a complex training program aimed at overcoming the shortage of professionals currently seriously affecting the foreign trade sector.
The basic foreign trade training in e-learning format has been available free of charge since January 2022, while the export coordinator training in blended format was launched on September 30, 2022.
The parties have also confirmed in writing their joint intention to jointly support the foreign market ambitions of domestic companies by any means at their disposal, and to jointly develop and make more efficient the educational and research background of export promotion.
HEPA CEO Dr. Kristóf Szabó said that HEPA maintains a very good network of relations with universities in the field of economics: Experts and quality lecturers from several universities are involved in the launch of the basic training in foreign trade and the export coordinator training.
Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács, rector of Óbuda University, praised the agreement and said that the most important goal of the cooperation is to mobilize the theoretical and practical knowledge base and contacts of the University and HEPA for common professional goals, especially for the practical use and marketization of R&D results. The cooperation will also provide students with access to further training opportunities in international economic, commercial and business fields.