News from the Institute
In June 2014, University officials from the Central European Institute traveled to Poland with Pete and Kasia Novak, founders of the Novak Family Polish Chair, to meet with met several universities, businesses, associations and individuals eager to develop relationships with Quinnipiac.
Forbes.com highlighted the many strengths of Quinnipiac's business relationship with Central Europe, cultivated by the University's Central European Institute.
Quinnipiac's Central European Institute hosted a group of executive MBA students from Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary, for a week this spring.
The Novak Family Polish Chair is being established in support of the Central European Institute (CEI) at Quinnipiac University and will lead to the establishment of the Polish American Business Leader Scholars Program.
Professor Christopher Ball, director of the Central European Institute, Istvan Szechenyi Chair in International Economics, travelled to Hungary in September to sign a cooperation agreement on behalf of Quinnipiac with the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission that will provide a grant for a Hungarian student to complete an MBA program at Quinnipiac.
A group of business and university leaders from Bialystok, Poland spent Oct. 7-8 in New Haven and Hamden to learn more about U.S. business practices and opportunities to establish relationships with local universities.
Christopher Ball, director of the Central European Institute and István Széchenyi Chair in International Economics, was inaugurated as Honorary Consul of Hungary for the state of Connecticut on Sept. 19. Ball's selection is in recognition of his two-decade association with Hungary.