Cooperation with Samarkand State University of Architecture

Óbuda University has signed a bilateral agreement with another Uzbek university. The agreement, focusing on mobility and research and development cooperation, as well as joint educational programs, was signed by Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács and Dr. Cigdem Canbay Turkylmaz, the rector of Samarkand State University of Architecture and Construction (SamCAU), who met with Prof. Dr. Anthony Gall, the dean of the Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture at Óbuda University, on April 9 to discuss the details of the cooperation.

During the meeting with Dr. Cigdem Canbay Turkylmaz, the rector of Samarkand State University of Architecture, Prof. Dr. Anthony Gall, the dean of the Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture, discussed the possibilities of joint education, highlighting that student and teacher exchange programs could be the first element of cooperation. The Uzbek partners are organizing a summer university, and they are willing to welcome architecture students from Óbuda University this year.


The Uzbek and Hungarian delegation discussing

In the future, the two institutions aim to establish partnership relations in various fields such as architecture, civil engineering, geomatics, surveying, cartography, informatics, water supply and resources, green energy, Industry 4.0, environmental engineering, production planning, economics and management, mechanical engineering, and safety engineering.

Prof. Dr. Anthony Gall and Dr. Cigdem Canbay Turkylmaz, rector of Samarkand University signing a memorandum of understanding.

Furthermore, the two universities intend to collaborate on PhD programs and research and development projects, as they strive to attract resources, particularly EU research funds and grants, to enhance their reputation as successful higher education institutions. Additionally, the parties aim to enter into this memorandum of understanding to enhance exchange programs for lecturers, graduating students, and postdoctoral students, as well as to support joint scientific publications, recognizing the importance of educational, cultural, and scientific exchange programs among international research institutions.

The Uzbek and Hungarian delegation

Attending the meeting alongside the staff of the Ybl Miklós Faculty were Dr. Monika Pogátsnik, the vice dean of the Alba Regia Faculty of Engineering, and Emese Baranyi, the head of International Relations Office. Following the discussions, the Uzbek guests gained insight into the work of the Ybl Miklós Faculty, and then Zsolt Cseh, a lecturer at the Ybl Miklós Faculty, presented the architectural renovation of the City Park during a guided tour, also showcasing the building of the House of Music.

Samarkand State University of Architecture and Construction

With more than four hundred instructors teaching at four faculties and nineteen departments, the institution offers 34 undergraduate and 19 master's programs in architecture, civil engineering, technical, computer science, cultural heritage preservation, arts, economics, business, and management disciplines.


Samarkand, a 2750-year-old city, preserves the mythical heritage of the East. It is one of the richest historical cities along the famous Silk Road and the second-largest city in Uzbekistan. Once one of the most important oases along the caravan route from China to Europe, Samarkand, the former capital of Uzbekistan, is one of the finest examples of mature Islamic architecture. One of its most significant landmarks is the Gur-e Mir mausoleum, the resting place of Timur Lenk since 1405, visited by Ármin Vámbéry in 1868. The structure's 26-meter-high ribbed turquoise dome is visible from afar and is particularly remarkable because it seemingly changes color depending on how sunlight falls upon it.
Updated: 14.04.2024.

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