As part of its renewal, MOME plans also a significant increase in its support granted to students. From now on, the university’s excellence scholarship is set to bear the name of internationally acclaimed Hungarian designer Stefan Lengyel.
The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) has been run by a foundation since 2020. As a major step in the renewal process, the MOME Foundation – Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design is set to increase student support to a significant degree. Selection will be based on achievement, and the renewed scholarship programme bears the name Stefan Lengyel Excellence Scholarship.
Stefan Lengyel graduated from the College of Applied Arts, the legal predecessor to MOME. The designs of the tape recorder and Ganz compoany’s articulated tram are linked to his name; his works were recognised with prizes of the trade thirty times. Besides Hungary, he worked also in Germany, Finland, Japan, the United States of America, Italy and Taiwan. He headed the design departments of the University of Essen and MOME, his students include current leading experts of global companies. He established cooperation between MOME and Mercedes-Benz, under which Hungarian students have designed cars of the future for almost twenty years. In 2008, Lengyel was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.
“Stefan Lengyel’s oeuvre not only sets an excellent example to our students but it also embodies the innovative and ambitious character of the university in the future. Cultivating his mentality represents a major building block of MOME’s long-term success”, said Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy, Chair of the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.