Director general Dr. József KAPOSI, Márta HANCOCK, director of the Centre for Pedagogical Professional Support, Erika PÁLFI, director of the Centre for Publishing and Communication and Mária PINTÉR-JURKOVICS, Slovak language rapporteur of the HIERD built contact with the Slovakian education research institute Statni pedagogiczky ústay.
The goal of the visit to Bratislava on the 20th February 2014 was to establish professional partnership between the two institutes. On behalf of the SPÚ, Dr. Viliam Kratochvíl presented their institute, which was on the other hand followed by Mr. Kaposi’s talk about the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development. A particular focus was on looking for points of connection, possibilities for cooperation. These latter included propositions like exchange of publications, comparison of the examination methods of textbooks and digital study materials, joint development of textbooks and structural comparative analysis of education programs and the content of education in the two countries.