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Cooperation with the Corvinus University of Budapest

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Internal Rounds of the 15th National Case Study Competition with the cooperation of Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. were completed successfully in Budapest and Pécs

Budapest, 21 February 2014: The internal rounds of the 15th National Case Study Competition were conducted successfully at the Corvinus University of Budapest and University of Pécs. Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. joined the event for the first time at the request of the Corvinus University of Budapest.

The National Case Study Competition is a case solving competition with the greatest history in Hungary, organised traditionally for the 15th time by the EVK College for Advanced Studies of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Competitors compare their knowledge in the field of economic problem solving. This year the competition was made more colourful by bringing interaction into the case solving process, what is more, the teams were able to contact the stakeholders for purposes of acquiring information.

The task the students received from RCH was to elaborate the strategy of Rail Cargo Carrier Kft. (the most recently established member of the Rail Cargo Group) as well as its future role within the corporation. The tasks to be completed by the teams were joint ideas of Rail Cargo Hungaria and two other members of the Group, Rail Cargo Operator Kft. and Express-Interfracht Hungaria Kft. The Group was represented at the senior management level of the jury both in the internal round in Budapest and Pécs, furthermore, it will have members in the jury of the national round, too.

Providing a summary of the internal rounds Dr. Imre Kovács, Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors highlighted that the company is proud to be part of a case study competition of highest standards in Hungary and therefore contributing to the professional support of more talented young people. He emphasised the importance of a railway topic included in the competition for the first time and the fact that it was welcomed both by the organisers and the students. This proves that the young people are aware of the opportunities in the railway branch, which is also progressive from an innovatory perspective. Regarding the results, he underlined that the students did well solving the RCH task. Their presentation was of high quality and their argumentation logical. Having experienced what they are capable of, the corporation would be glad to involve several students in the successfully operating internship programme. In the end, he added that Rail Cargo Hungaria will look for opportunities to cooperate with the Corvinus University of Budapest in order to support the development of careers of as many students as possible.