Fintellignce Lab Inaugurated in Debrecen


Financial management is a lifelong learning project” – said the Finance Minister in Debrecen on Monday (15th of October) when he handed over the newest member of the national Fintelligence Financial Education Network at the University’s Economics Faculty. It is called the Fintelligence Lab and was funded together by the University of Debrecen and Erste Bank.According to the government, the development of financial awareness is an important economic and social interest. The government has developed a seven-year national financial awareness development strategy between 2017 and 2023 to improve financial literacy. One of the most important goals is to reach higher education students. An excellent tool for this is the Fintelligence Financial Education Network, which introduces students with experience-based knowledge transfer.

It is necessary to create such an educational center in all regions” – said Mihály Varga.

Radovan Jelasity, CEO of Erste Bank, called a lack of financial knowledge a barrier to development. According to him, the main aim of the Debrecen financial lab is to help the development of financial awareness and financial culture with modern technology.

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The university has established a special system of cooperation with the government, the corporate sector and the financial institutions, which is based on trust and contributes to the achievement of the educational, scientific and innovation objectives of the institution” – said Zoltán Szilvássy.

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