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BSA plans cooperation with Art and Design University in Hungary
28-04-2008 IT/BSA source: PeppeR
On the occasion of the international intellectual property day the leading Hungarian art education institute, the Moholy - Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced their intention to cooperate. The objective of the cooperation is to enable young designer and media artist students to be aware of their rights related to their intellectual property and of educate them on how to protect these rights.

Business activities, applied arts, science and technology all create goods that represent substantial human knowledge. Therefore, it is more important than ever to let the creators of these goods be aware of the rights related to their creations.

In the framework of the cooperation of the 2 organisations, initiated by BSA, the alliance urges is member companies to support the operation of the university, facilitate art, design and creative work and help the University's IT security through providing their software products to the university. The BSA also provides assistance in building awareness of the importance of intellectual property related knowledge among students. The Moholy - Nagy University is ready to overview its curriculum and, if necessary, make amendments to provide a larger weight to IP related studies and to make its students realise that it is important not only to realise graphical, architectural, photo and fashion creations but be able to defend the related rights. The parties trust that on a longer term this cooperation also contributes to the Hungarian society better appreciate intellectual creation and honor the related rights.

About BSA

The Business Software Alliance ( is the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programs foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. BSA members in Hungary include: Adobe, Altium, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Bentley Systems, CNC Software/Mastercam, Corel, Famatech, Graphisoft, Microsoft, Mindjet Corporation, Monotype, Quark, Siemens PLM Software, SolidWorks, Symantec, Tekla and The Mathworks.

About MOME

For 127 years, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has been a foundation for future-oriented thinking. One of the first to be established in Europe, this intellectual workshop undertook and fulfilled the task of visualizing and developing object, image and spatial design as well as fostering visual culture, an important medium and tool in shaping the quality of human existence.

MOME views itself as a place where thought, creation and action, artistic and scientific articulation, dialogue and critical expression are natural demands. It emphasizes the importance of preserving tradition, cultivating artistic areas developed in the past as well as developing design-based and visual artistic thinking. We are convinced that practice and theory can be reconciled in the creative process. We believe in the coexistence of applied and autonomous ideas and stress the importance of communicating with the outside world. An art university should always possess and express a critical point of view, navigating wisely in the sea of conflicts and contradictions.

MOME places its faith, confidence and professional credo in the focus of its education and undertakes the mission of elite training. We stand for elite education that encompasses every degree in art and design. Our belief is reflected in the theoretical and pedagogical training we offer as well as in the courses for managers of art institutions.

MOME'S educational activity focuses on encouraging students to consciously assert their creative talent. Our goal is to form conscious creative personalities who are capable of giving high-quality solutions to problems in their professional field and research as well as actively contributing to the development of the human environment.

Our goal is to develop our students' ability to prepare, design and implement a project. Due to the active interaction between professors and students, our work method enriches the learning process with positive human values. High standard services contribute to the intellectual development of our students, developing their ability to adapt to European models and emphasizing the importance of a culture-based identity.

Our university is a creative and intellectual workshop for design and visual arts where high quality experimental-creative work and scientific research take place. The workshop character is further enhanced by a technical library, a gallery responsible for displaying contemporary artistic processes and thoughts, professional publications and by portraying and maintaining a strong interaction between social, economic, cultural processes and artistic activity.

Our goal, namely to become one of the leading universities of the world - or at least Central Europe - can only be achieved by revaluating the processes in our everyday activities.


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