Bálint Magyar - EIT Governing Board and Minister of Education

EIT Governing Board and Minister of Education

Member, Governing Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (2008-2012), Minister of Education (1996-1998; 2002-2006), MP (1990-2010)

Dr. Magyar obtained his MA in History and Sociology and University Doctorate in Political Economy at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Having started his career as a researcher (1977-1990), he was a member of the anti-communist dissident movement, the Democratic Opposition as well.
He has become a member of the Hungarian Parliament in 1990 and served on several parliamentary committees until 2010. Appointed Minister of Education and Culture (1996-1998, re-appointed Minister of Education and Science, 2002-2006), he initiated and carried out public and higher education reform process. Made a move towards competency based education, initiated and carried out a schoolnet program for spreading digital literacy, directed the introduction of the Bologna process, modernised the management and business structure of higher education institutions, and carried out a huge PPP program renewing the infrastructure of HEIs. He developed and passed the Act on Innovation (2003), set up an Innovation Fund and founded the National Office for Research and Technology (2004). He was Vice President of the National Development Council under the direction of the Prime Minister (2006-2008) and Secretary of State for Development Policy related to EU funds (2007-2008).
He was a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (2008-2012).
Dr. Magyar is currently a Strategic Consultant of the Financial Research Plc. at Budapest and an international consultant in education policy matters in Eastern Europe.

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