Petra Perényi

Ms Petra Perényi was the project manager of the EU-funded project “Digitalizing Educational Authority’s Public Administration Processes”, budget of cca. 2M euros, between December 2009 and March 2013, and thus gained project management skills for EU-funded projects. She was also the national networks coordinator of the European Schoolnet, and the national networks coordinator of the ICT cluster operated by the EC’s DG EAC, 2007–2012, throughout which Ms Perényi got to know the mechanisms of the collaboration in a wide network. Her work at Hungarian Rectors Conference covers both national and international related tasks, with a scope on the whole higher educational system, and with a special focus on European initiatives and projects. Currently she is the project manager of two EU-funded projects aiming at the improvement of teaching and learning in HE and responding to the challenges of professional HE. She is also responsible for the tasks emerging from HRC’s membership in EUA and IAU.

Zoltán Dubéczi

As the Secretary General of the Hungarian Rectors Conference, Dr Dubéczi has been working with a large number of national and international higher educational institutions since 2006, thus he has an extensive experience in various fields of HE, including legislation procedures, creating statutory proposals, managing scholarship programmes. Besides HRC Dr Dubéczi used to be the Chairman of the SG Committee at EUA in 2013, since March 2014 he is the chairman of the Supervisory Board at the Tempus Public Foundation, and since January 2015 he is the Director for Education at the Central Bank of Hungary. At HRC he puts a great emphasis on fostering internationalisation in Hungary. Due to his innovative solutions Hungary has achieved outstanding success in the Brazilian Science without Borders scholarship programme. Presently Dr Dubéczi’s main focus is the enhancement of the role of the private sector in HE.