DOSZ Ambassadors - 2023/2024

The Ambassador System of DOSZ (the Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Candidates) was established in 2021 with 16 ambassadors from different countries all over the world. For the academic year 2022/2024 the number of the DOSZ Ambassadors increased to 39 – in this way 39 countries are represented in our system.

The aim of the Ambassador System is to set up an international environment for young scientists in Hungary, and to internationalise PhD education within the country by crossing boundaries, we would like to facilitate international scientific connections, involving foreign PhD candidates currently doing their researches in one of the Hungarian Higher Education Institutions. We believe that only an internationally active PhD community can be competitive and sustainable.

We would like to support the international PhD candidates in Hungary, to build their own communities, receive useful information in connection with their doctoral studies and their residence in Hungary.

For further information about the system you can contact Norbert Bencze, vice-president for foreign affairs and responsible for the Ambassador System:

Contact our Ambassadors for connecting to the national communities and for further information.

Our ambassadors for year 2023/2024:

Allem Ammar
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ammar Allem, PhD candidate at MATE, Doctoral School of Biological Sciences. He completed his MSc at Debrecen University, and currently he is a researcher also at Eszterházy Károly Catholic University. His PhD research topic is about "The effect of the abiotic stress on Algerian and Hungarian wheat varieties in connection with the disadvantageous effects of global climate change". Ammar emphasizes the importance of networking in research and development, particularly in building a community with a global audience. His goals are to represent his home country and assist current and prospective PhD students and researchers from his country, as well as international students. In addition, shares his knowledge and experience to others and motivate them to contribute in the improvement of the community.

Frederico Epalanga Israel
University of Debrecen

Frederico Epalanga Albano Israel is a second-year PhD candidate at Debrecen University. On the Doctoral Program of Health Sciences he is working on Assessing the Communicative Health Literacy in Healthcare Services. As he says, community is very important, and working in an international community makes him extremely excited. In the next year he would like to represent the Angolan PhD candidates and organise events for them.

M M Abdullah Al Mamun Sony
University of Debrecen

M.M. Abdullah Al Mamun Sony is a Bangladeshi third-year doctoral candidate at the Géza Márton Doctoral School of Legal Studies at the University of Debrecen. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees majoring in sociology at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Regarding his diplomatic background, he served as an ambassador for as a United Nations Volunteer (UNV) and the DOSZ Ambassador of Bangladesh for the fiscal years 2022–2023. He believes the only way to deal with future challenges is through sharing and exchanging knowledge among nations. He is driven by a desire to uphold the Universal Brotherhood through scientific diplomacy.

Stefan Savo Mićević
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Stefan Savo Mićevic is a second-year PhD student at the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Budapest. Majoring in Food Engineering, his focus is on bioengineering and fungal-enzyme production and optimization. His goal is to try and make the world a slightly better place to live. As an ambassador, he will try to represent and unify his countrymates, as well as establish connections with the people from neighboring countries as well.

Adrian Estrela Pereira
Eötvös Loránd University

Adrian Estrela Pereira is a Brazilian arranger, composer, pianist and music producer with a Bachelor's degree in Composition and Arrangement for Popular Music from the Federal University of Bahia and a master's degree in music education from the same university. Currently, Adrian investigates Power Relations in Curricula of Higher Education Music Courses as a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University.

Yue Wu
Óbuda University

Wu Yue is a fourth-year PhD student at Doctoral School on Safety and Security Science, Óbuda University. She is working on the field of sustainable agriculture and food security. She believes, the community and collaboration can improve our ability to solve a lot of difficulties in both life and work. In the next year, she will represent the Chinese Ph.D. students and scholars in DOSZ to share useful information and strenthen communication.

Jennyfer Paola Casas Trujillo
University of Debrecen

Jennyfer Paola Casas Trujillo is a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Debrecen, at the Doctoral School of Humanities, Program in Education. Her research topic is the academic, social, and cultural satisfaction of international students. She thinks education is key and when it is combined with multicultural perspectives it can create a sustainable lifestyle improvement. In the following year she would like to represent the Colombian PhD candidates and create channels of communication with future doctorate applicants.

Maria Lourdes Ordonez Olivo
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Maria Lourdes Ordonez Olivo is an Ecuadorian professional, graduated from the Agricultural Engineering in Ecuador, had the opportunity to complete her Master Program at Debrecen University, and currently student of a Doctoral Program of Economy and Regional Planning at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Science. She consider herself a proactive, honest, responsible and committed person; who works as a team and adaptable in various work environments. Within her personal projects she have always sought to help others to improve their skills, abilities and adaptation to new environments.

Mohamed Hamdy Eid Hemida
University of Miskolc

Mohamed Hamdy is a PhD student in Miskolc University, his field of study is Hydrogeology. His PhD thesis is concentrated in very effective topics including Isotope geochemistry, geochemical modelling, groundwater modelling, climate change, environmental risk assessment, machine learning and artifical intillegence. He could publish 11 articles in highly impacted international Journals in the first two years. He was selected from the top 30 students in Europe to present his last research paper in Canada. He could make collaboration with different universities in Hungary, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, USA, and Emirates. His goal is to build strong research team in his field from different countries to share the experience, facilities and support all the international PhD students.

Tsegay Bereket Menghis
University of Miskolc

Tsegay Bereket is an academic staff member in the Department of Agricultural Engineering at Mai-Nefhi College of Engineering, Eritrea. He worked as a lecturer and department head for more than 10 years. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. studies here in Hungary at the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Earth, Environmental Science, and Engineering Institute of Geography and Geoinformatics. His research topic is about land use and land cover changes and their impact on land degradation.

Zinabu Siyum
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Zinabu Hailu is a second-year PhD student at Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences. On the Food Sciences Doctorial Program, he is working on application of non-destructive techniques to assess the quality of selected fruits during post-harvest. He expresses great passion for the opportunity to collaborate and work within a global community, as he believes that having and sharing a culture, values, and achievements are crucial for building a strong community. In the next year he would like to represent the Ethiopian PhD candidates and organizing national events for them.

Ayaz Mukarram Shaikh
University of Debrecen

Ayaz Mukarram Shaikh is in the 3rd year of his doctoral research at Doctoral School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Debrecen. His area of research is Food Product Innovation using Honeybees and Medicinal plants, where he developed the green walnut bee product which reduces the blood sugar levels in humans. He strongly believes that networking plays pivotal role in research and development where he thinks community building with international audience is very important. In upcoming year, he is very much interested in building highly competitive research environment for Indian PhD candidates and organising national events for them.

Arya Wanda Wirayuda Arya
Eötvös Loránd University

Arya Wanda Wirayuda is a PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School of History Faculty of Humanities Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. Joining an excellent community, such as DOSZ, gives him a huge chance to create an intellectual atmosphere among countries. As the PhD Ambassador, he is eager to boost collaboration in the future.

Mahrokh Shafiei
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mahrokh Shafiei is a first-year PhD candidate at MATE, Godollo. On the Applied Environmental Doctoral Program, she is working on Evapotranspiration and its effects on Agricultural field. As she says, she would be honoured to represent the association and to help spread its message to a wider audience. In the next year she would like to represent networking events to professional development workshops, the association truly seems to be committed to helping its members succeed.

Baneen Maamrah
University of Debrecen

Baneen Maamrah is doing her Ph.D. in neuroscience and as a coordinator at the Reachsci organization of Cambridge University. One of her goals is to represent her home country and support current and future Ph.D. candidates from her country as well as students from all over the world. Moreover, share knowledge and experience with other people and motivate others to build a better community.

Zaid Owais
University of Debrecen

Zaid Owais is a second-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Debrecen, in the Business and Management Doctoral Program, he is working on implementing Agile Management in the Construction field. As he believes that the construction industry is one of the economic pillars, and should be up to date with the new managerial trends, as this will elevate the overall performance of these projects. In the upcoming year, he would like to represent the Jordanian Ph.D. candidates and organize events for them.

Nazira Abdinassir
University of Debrecen

Nazira Abdinassir is a PhD candidate in Debrecen University, Department of Ethnography. She is happy to continue her work in this great command with full of opportunities by supporting scientific cooperation with her country of origin. During one year with DOSZ ambassador system together, they made productive occasions and build the most important steps for the further collaboration between Hungary and Kazakhstan which are in a process of fulfillment now.

Odunga Sebastian Ongango
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Odunga Sebastian is pursuing his Ph.D. studies at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Doctoral School of Management and Organizational Life Sciences in Hungary. His research topic is “Global Value Chain and The Sustainability of Tourism Growth in Developing Countries”. What motivates him as the DOSZ ambassador is the need to network, collaborate, share knowledge, and support international doctoral students in Hungary in order to achieve their full potential and make a significant contribution to the global community. He believes this opportunity will also revive his interest in Sustainability, Tourism Development and Growth, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, and in Community Development.

Elza Shipoli
Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Elza Shipoli finished her bachelor studies at University of Pristina “Hasan Prishtina” for archaeology, her master studies finished with Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, currently she is a third year PhD candidate at the same university. The reason she studies archaeology is because it is connected to other subfields which makes archaeology more interesting and learn new things each day. She loves to cook and to taste different kinds of food, on her free time she rides rollerblades. She tries to represent her “newborn” country Kosovo, in the best way she can with her achievements.

Laura Alzmeter
Eötvös Loránd University

Alzmeter Laura is a second-year PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University-Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology. On the Higher Education Studies and Teacher Education (EDiTE) Doctoral Program, she is working on the "international students in decision making", where she speaks about the "participation of students in the life of Hungarian Higher Education Institutions". As a former scout member and chief she says, people improve their life skills among a group of people and in a certain community. With this idea falling into her research field, she believes she has a responsibility towards her community and she would like create a better place and space for her colleagues, fellow students and other international students in her community.

Abdul Hannan Bin Zulkarnain
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Abdul Hannan is pursuing his PhD at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His research in the Doctoral School of Food Science focuses on how technology, especially virtual reality, can be used in sensory science. For him, regardless of one's beliefs, culture, or nationality, giving back and helping others is crucial since everyone has the same purpose: to help and support one another. His aim is to serve academia in all ways with enthusiasm and to fulfill the scientific demand with great sensibility, which leads to his goals of inspiring and motivating students, particularly Malaysian and ASEAN students, to accomplish their personal and professional objectives by building a strong support system in academic research, gastronomy, and traditions between their native and Hungarian cultures.

Tayde Gabriela Serrano Cano
University of Debrecen

Gabriela Serrano is a third-year PhD student at University of Debrecen. On the Molecular Medicine Doctoral Program, she is investigating the role of membrane receptor variants in the cell signaling. As DOSZ Ambassador, in the next year, she wants to help improving the networks between Hungarian and Mexican PhD candidates as she thinks the exchange of ideas and knowledge will help in the positive development of both countries.

Mihaela Ctitor
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ctitor Mihaela is a first-year PhD candidate at Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Gödöllő. On the Economic and Regional Sciences Program she is researching the topic of Organizational Social Capital in the context of Industry 4.0. Mihaela believes that strong intercultural ties are the basis of common development and peace, and therefore intends to contribute with her experience to strengthen relations between Moldova and Hungary in the field of education.

Achraf Ezzallat
Budapest Business School

Achraf Ezzallat is a second year PhD Candidate at Budapest Business School, Doctoral School of Entrepreneurship and Business Science. He is actively advocating for quality education and during his experience in Hungary. He is committed to working towards fostering a strong relationship between Hungary and Morocco, and enhancing academic exchange programs between the two countries.

Efaishe Tweuanga Angaleni Kavela
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Efaishe Tweuhanga Angaleni Kavela is a second year PhD student at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences. On the Food Science Doctoral Program, she is working on finding the possible utilization of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) pomace in the food industry. Being part of a diverse community, working with people from all around the globe, and helping other students/prospective students has always been her passion. In the next year, she would like to represent the Namibian PhD students/prospective students in Hungary, share information and organize events for them.

Ugonna Adizue
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Ugonna Loveday Adizue is a 2nd year PhD student of Géza Pattantyús-Ábrahám Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Science and Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has revealed that the visions of DOSZ are his strong motivation. Thus, having the privileged to be nominated for another year, he would like to strengthen the scientific community of the Nigerian PhD candidates in fostering opportunities in internships and exchange programmes, promotes her cultural heritage and to enable healthy atmosphere for their academic research.

Dima Alburai
University of Debrecen

Dima Alburai a PhD student in legal studies at Debrecen University. Her dissertation focuses on child protection, and she has a strong interest in helping vulnerable people. She is deeply committed to this work, as she recognizes the importance of improving the lives of those in need. She believes her dedication, passion, her knowledge and expertise will positively impact the lives of many children.

Eric Peralta
Corvinus University of Budapest

Eric Peralta is a PhD candidate of Law in International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest, developing a research about the collision of freedom of religion with other human rights in the inter-american system. He is a lawyer with a co-degree in Political Science, and a master’s degree of Law in International Politics. For Eric, representing Panama in an international team is a one of a kind experience, bringing a diverse range of perspectives and ideas. This diversity can lead to more creative solutions, as well as a deeper understanding of different cultures and ways of thinking, for better collaboration, adaptability, and identification of new opportunities for growth in both personal and professional life.

Camille Jetzselle Mangaron Fresto Fresto
Corvinus University of Budapest

Camille Jetzselle Mangaron Fresto is a second-year PhD student at Corvinus University of Budapest, pursuing a Geopolitical and Sustainable Development Doctoral Program. Her research focuses on analyzing the effectiveness of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating schemes in capturing Corporate Environmental Performance. Camille is committed to promoting PhD opportunities to the Filipino students and advocating for interdisciplinary academic exchange, and strengthening connections among the international PhD student community through cross-cultural understanding. In the coming years, she plans to organize workshops and events for the Filipino PhD students in collaboration with institutions and organizations to further support their academic pursuits and foster a vibrant community of scholars.

Daria Borodina
Eötvös Loránd University

Daria Borodina is a fifth-year PhD candidate at Eötvös Loránd University, Doctoral School of Education. Her research interest is in the Analysis of Academic Motivation and Self-regulated learning among International and Hungarian students. Daria would like to contribute to cooperation between Hungarian and International PhD students. She has been working in the Mental Health Working group for 2 years, to raise awareness of the importance of Mental Health, useful knowledge, and practical tips on how to be more successful in PhD life and stress management. In the next year she would like to strenghten representation the Russian PhD candidates and organize events.

Thandeka Sibiya
South Africa
Eötvös Loránd University

Thandeka Sibiya is a final year PhD Candidate. Her research seeks to investigate the how the phenomena of immigration and education shape teacher identity South Africa. This study is relevant for other countries as well, considering that the world is becoming flater and flater, aided by technology in the process. She is a member of the Magic of English Language Teaching, a Hungarian NPO, that has partnered with Finmita, a Finnish organisation, helping teachers teach meaningfully. She is planning on forging a long lasting relationship between Hungarian and South African students, through partnerships, for example with Tempus Foundation, particularly in the area of teacher education, and academia.

Mohammed Omer Mustafa
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mohammed Omer Mustafa is from Sudan. A second-year Ph.D. candidate at MATE Budapest, he's studying agroforestry and microclimate effects on crop production. He has a passion for global education advocacy, and working in an international community makes him very excited. He believes that this will also create a good relationship between Sudan and Hungary and will serve as a channel of scientific knowledge bridge between these two countries, something the DOSZ Association aims to strengthen and foster.

Firas Shbeeb
Eötvös Loránd University

Shbeeb Firas  is a second-year PhD candidate at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. In the English Linguistics Doctoral program, he is researching the phonetics and phonology of intonation and laryngealisation in Arabic and English. Being in an international community, he says, reflects a willingness to learn from and engage with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This can lead to new insights and perspectives and help foster a more inclusive and diverse academic community.

Ghofrane Medyouni
University of Debrecen

Ghofrane Medyouni is a third-year PhD candidate at Debrecen University in the Molecular Medicine Doctoral School. She is investigating the role of ion channels in CART cell therapy. As she says, hold the vision, trust the process. Besides her passion for research , she aims to extend her network and improve the exchange between Tunisia and Hungary for a better future. She considers being a DOSZ ambassador a great opportunity and responsibility. She is minded to do her best for a positive impact.

Kübra Yetiş
Türkiye (Turkey)
Eötvös Lorand University

Kübra Yetiş is a second-year PhD student at Doctoral School of Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University. She is interested in the psychology of language learning and teaching. As a lifelong learner, she thinks that development takes place within her community continiually being developed through collaboration and cooperation with others. As a DOSZ Ambassador of Türkiye, she believes that now is the time to widen the borders of national community through professional and academic cooperation with international doctoral students by crossing national boundaries.

Joseph Esimu
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Esimu Joseph is a first-year PhD student hailing from Uganda, pursuing his doctoral studies at the prestigious Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His PhD research focuses on unlocking the intricate connections between morphology, genetics, and physiology that contribute to the variability of crucial drought tolerance traits in wheat. He is excited to be part of DOSZ and to contribute to its mission of supporting and advocating for the interests of doctoral candidates.

Oleksandr Reient
Eötvös Loránd University

Oleksandr Reient is a Ph.D. student at Eötvös Loránd University. His area of expertise is English Applied Linguistics. The topic of his research is "The relationship between computer-assisted language learning and second language learning motivation". He always strives to improve himself and help others when they need assistance. His intention of becoming an ambassador stems from the desire to organize efficient communication among Ukrainian Ph.D. students, organize events designed for a variety of reasons, and, most importantly, help them succeed both socially and academically.

Husniddin Khayrullaev
University of Miskolc

Husniddin Khayrullaev is a first-year PhD candidate at University of Miskolc. On the Applied Sályi István Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences he is working Elaborating and optimizing methods to minimize annual energy consumption by investigating heat transfer problems in building components. As he says, energy saving the building is very important role. His main goal is to connect young scientists and teachers in Uzbekistan with all Hungarian universities and professors working there, to help the active participation of Uzbek scientists in scientific journals and conferences.

Hoan Vuong
Eötvös Loránd University

Vuong Thi Hoan is currently a third-year doctoral candidate at Eötvös Loránd University. With the rapid advancements in technology and its powerful impact on English as a foreign language (EFL) education, she is keenly interested in exploring the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching young learners, particularly in underprivileged areas with diverse ethnic minority groups. To her, making a valuable contribution to community development is what adds significance and purpose to her life.