SzE presented its electromobility competences to a South Korean delegation

Széchenyi István University is engaged in significant research, development, innovation and training activities related to electromobility, which will define the future of transport. Experts from the institution presented these competences to a delegation from the Korea Development Institute.


South Korea launched its Economic Innovation Partnership Programme in 2020 to strengthen cooperation and sustainable economic growth in partner countries. Through the initiative, they aim to find solutions for sustainable development by helping partners to introduce innovative technologies and improve related infrastructure and systems. Hungary is also eligible to join the programme. A delegation from the Korea Development Institute visited the country, and Széchenyi István University.


Dr. Dénes Fodor, Deputy Dean for Strategic and Industrial Relations of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering at Széchenyi István University, Head of the Department of Power Electronics and Electric Drives, and Scientific Director of the e-Mobility Centre of the Automotive Research Centre of the university, said that the programme also includes research and development, innovation and training activities, which is why the delegation visited the University of Győr, the only venue outside Budapest.

The members of the Korean delegation and representatives of SzE at the Széchenyi statue in front of the Management Campus. 

"The Korean side intends to develop cooperation in five areas, all of which are related to cutting-edge technologies and future mobility. Two topics were discussed in detail during the talks: one on the provision of skilled labour for the electric vehicle industry and the other on the development of battery lifecycle management and tracking system. The other three topics were smart charging systems, the development of cooperative intelligent transport systems and services, and the promotion of decarbonisation strategies in the commercial vehicle sector.", explained Dr. Dénes Fodor. He added that Széchenyi István University has considerable knowledge and equipment in these fields, which was presented to the Korean guests. 


"We have presented the training and research portfolio of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Electrical Engineering, which is linked to electromobility in many ways. We also showed the Radio Frequency Test Laboratory of our Digital Development Centre, where battery efficiency can be tested, and the Vehicle Diagnostics Laboratory, where we can measure the efficiency of a drive system at higher power levels. We also took guests to visit the SZEnergy Student Team, which last year came first in Europe's largest energy efficiency competition, the Shell Eco-marathon, with a world record.", said Dr. Dénes Fodor.


The South Korean delegation also visited the workshop of the SZEnergy Team, one of the world's elite student teams, located on the Győr campus.

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