Prof. Zoltán Horváth, Director of the EIT Digital Budapest Associate Partner Group, graduated as a teacher of mathematics, physics and computer science in 1986 and received his Ph.D. in 1996 from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He has been teaching at the university since 1986 and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics as well as Head of the Department of Programming Languages and Compilers. Before he was appointed as Dean, he had been Vice-Rector for International Affairs since 2010.
In 2002, he won the Informatics Teacher of the Year award from the Hungarian CIO Association. Between 2003 and 2006, he received the Bolyai Research Scholarship, and he was awarded the Master Teacher OTDT Gold Medal in 2009. The CEEPUS network led by him won the CEEPUS Ministers’ Prize in 2004 and in 2007. Prof. Zoltán Horváth received the Knight’s Cross from the Order of Merit of Hungary from the President of Hungary on 20 August 2013. He received the award, among others, for the establishment of EIT Digital’s (former EIT ICT Labs’) Co-location Centre in Budapest. He became Doctor Honoris Causa at the University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca in 2014.