Dr. Ali Dadpay, assistant professor in the Clayton State University School of Business, is presently in Hungary as this year’s two-week exchange professor with Clayton State’s partner institution, the University of Pannonia in Veszprem.
Clayton State Director of International Programs John Parkerson notes that this is the second year of this faculty exchange program. In 2010, Parkerson himself taught a course in International Management as Clayton State’s first exchange professor at the University of Pannonia. In addition, Clayton State hosted the first two visiting exchange business professors from Pannonia, Dr. Zoltan Kovacs and Dr. Peter Mihalyi, during spring and fall of 2010.
Clayton State’s relationships with the nation of Hungary extend beyond the faculty exchange program. Clayton State hosted Zsofia Terek during the fall 2010 semester, the University’s first-ever semester exchange student from the University of Pannonia. Parkerson, the honorary consul of Hungary for the southeastern United States, will also be visiting the University of Pannonia during the last week of June 2011 to discuss how to broaden the Pannonia-Clayton State collaboration further.
“While in Hungary, I also am invited to meet with officials from the Ministry of Education and universities in Pecs, Debrecen and Budapest,” he adds.