Dr. László Palkovics was appointed as Minister of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology in May 2018. After serving as Minister of State for Higher Education for two years, Mr Palkovics held the position of Minister of State for Education and Government Commissioner responsible for research and development of autonomous and electric vehicle systems since 2016.
He also held senior research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the College of Kecskemét. Prior to that, he pursued an international, executive-level industrial career with Knorr-Bremse.
Mr Palkovics studied at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the Faculty of Transport Engineering and graduated from there in 1989. Between 1989 and 1991 he was participating in the doctors’ scholarship program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Scientific Qualification Committee where he earned his doctorate. Mr Palkovics is a regular member of the technical department of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.