Zsuzsanna Frész, Austria/Hungary
1. Could you please describe your academic/ professional career in a few words?
I have a Master´s degree in German Literature and Language and in Media Communication, as well. After graduation I began working as an editor at a technical journal with the subjects buildings and energy in Hungary. Later I became the CEO of this editing company.
Now I work as an office manager for the national energy providing company in Vienna.
2. What do you find most fascinating about your home country?
Freedom. Freedom of speech, free exercise of any religion and traveling in the border-free EU. I can have a coffee in the morning in Vienna and have a cocktail in the evening in Budapest.
3. Do you have any experience regarding a scientific or economic exchange between your home country and countries of the European Union?
Our editing company had a lot of contacts with companies in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and we have also participated in trade shows, exhibitions in other European countries. We visited press conferences both in Austria and in Germany. We always reported about new technologies in the world in our technical journal and we also represented new developments from Hungary, as well.
4. What do you think about the importance of Alumni in terms of the cultural, academic and economic exchange?
Excellent science and business life today is only possible on a global level. Good research and business is only possible with people who work well together and appreciate each other. That often does not happen in a single institution, company or in a single country, but between people from different places around the world. That is why international exchange is so important for everyone.