The University of Miskolc and Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft. have signed an agreement on a comprehensive training, research and development cooperation. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly develop training courses and support the supply of new professionals, so that young people leaving the University of Miskolc have up-to-date industry knowledge and appropriate experience. The Bosch automotive plant in Miskolc, where Bosch is active since 20 years this year, has already provided practical training for students, and now the cooperation in education, talent management and R&D will be strengthened and expanded. “At Bosch, we develop and manufacture the technologies of the future, for which up-to-date, competitive knowledge is essential. The University of Miskolc is a very good partner to jointly train the professionals and leaders of the future,” said Roland Ahl, plant manager of Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft.
More than two thousand students from Miskolc have gained work experience in the Bosch automotive plant
Two thousand students have taken part in practical training at the Bosch automotive plant in Miskolc over the past twenty years. More than half of the trainees have found a job at Bosch, and many of them are already working in management positions. In addition, five hundred students have completed their theses or Scientific Students' Association research project with Bosch over the past two decades.
“One of the most important missions of the University of Miskolc is to train highly qualified young graduates with up-to-date practical knowledge for the employers of the Northern Hungary Region. The extensive corporate relationships of the University of Miskolc enable us to connect the economy and the research-innovation area, with which we can effectively contribute to the development of our narrower and wider region.” said Prof. Dr. Zita Horváth, rector of the University of Miskolc.
Internship program: secure knowledge, secure future
As one of Hungary’s largest employers, Bosch Hungary has developed close, long-term professional partnerships with several universities in recent years. After the Second World War, Bosch was the first industrial company to establish a department at the University of Miskolc in 2004, under the name Robert Bosch Department of Mechatronics. The company is also involved in the academic work of the university: Bosch associates contribute to teaching and host students on trainee placements. Thanks to Bosch's cooperation with higher education, universities in Hungary can also become directly involved in international industrial innovation processes, enabling the academic sector to play an even more active role in shaping the technology of the future. Bosch is also giving university students in Hungary the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of the company and to be involved in technological development programs.
About Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft.
Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft., which has been in business for 20 years, manufactures automotive components and electric drives and now employs 2,700 people. Additionally manufacturing, the Miskolc plant also carries out research and development and other high value-added activities. In addition to automotive components, the factory's main product is the eBike drive, a motor unit with a highly advanced and intelligent power assistance system. The complete eBike system, which includes the drive unit, display, battery, cables and all the equipment necessary for the electric drive, is delivered from Miskolc to destinations around the world.
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Bosch has been present in Hungary since 1898 with its products. After its re-establishment as a regional trading company in 1991, Bosch has grown into one of Hungary’s largest foreign industrial employers with currently eight subsidiaries. In fiscal 2021 it had total net sales of 1,711 billion forints and consolidated sales to third parties on the Hungarian market of 273 billion forints. The Bosch Group in Hungary employs more than 17,000 associates (as of December 31, 2021). Figures of fiscal 2022 for the Bosch Group in Hungary will be available from May 25, 2023. In addition to its manufacturing, commercial and development business, Bosch has a network of sales and service operations that covers the entire country.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which more than 44,000 are software engineers.