A three-member delegation from the Institute of Fine Arts and Theory of the Catholic University of Hungary, have begun a three-day knowledge sharing visit to Takoradi Technical University. The delegation which includes Peter Bazázs, an Associate Professor, Agnes Virág, an Assistant Professor and Kund Kopacz, an Assistant Lecturer are being hosted by TTU’s Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology.
They will for the next three-days interact with faculty officials, students, and lecturers on 20th and 21st century Europe/American arts, contemporary European Arts from diverse perspectives, visit lecture halls, discuss reciprocal visit by TTU team to Hungary among other activities.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of TTU at a meeting to welcome the Hungarian delegation, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor John Bentil called for more collaborative academic relationships between Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions and those on the international front.
He expressed hope that the presence of the delegation will foster more collaborations between the two universities in terms of networking, student exchange programmes and collaborative research work.
“The VC feels your presence here will serve as a catapult for Takoradi Technical University to forge partnerships. He is of the hope that when you return to Hungary, you will start a foundation for similar programmes in your university which will aid in networking through staff and student exchange programmes and joint academic research work”, he stated.
Professor Bentsil urged the delegation to share with participants their expert knowledge and experiences.
“While you are here, we implore you to extend your deep knowledge with the faculties you visit on our campus and the students you interact with to put what we do here on a global scale and project how we are also doing to address technological challenges and advancements,” he added.
The leader of the Hungarian delegation, Associate Professor Peter Bazazs, said the 3-day interactions and presentations on nature art and body art courses to students of the Faculty of Applied Arts are accredited programmes and will be of useful interest to TTU.
Agnes Virag, an Assistant Professor, on her part expressed happiness to be at TTU and outlined areas of possible cooperation between TTU and the Hungarian Institute of Fine Arts and Theory of Catholic University.
“We offer music, film, animation, graphics among others. Our institution is the Institution of Fine Arts and Theory. We are focused on painting, sculpture, traditional graphic arts, and others. We also offer scholarships, which is usually short term, and provide 3-year scholarship or a year programmes. We admit students from Columbia, South Korea, and other countries. So, we have English programmes for Ghanaian Students. Regarding your library, I’m happy because we have a small publishing company in the university and you have a chance to have a nice package from our university,” she said.
The Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology, Prof. Kofi Asante Kyei, who is facilitating the three-day activities for the visiting delegation said it will be beneficial to students and staff of TTU as it will foster opportunities for staff and students through exchange programmes and sharing of expertise.
Also present at the welcome meeting with the Hungarian delegation facilitated by the Director of Human Resource, Kenneth Boateng, were Deans and Deputy Deans of Faculty as well as Heads of various Directorates of TTU.
As a show of friendship, the three-member Hungarian delegation presented gift to their TTU counterparts.