Széchenyi István University is fully prepared to welcome international students and provides them not only with high-quality education but also with attractive living conditions, said Miklós Lengyel, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during his visit to the institution, which was occasioned by the anniversary of the Stipendium Hungaricum higher education scholarship programme next year.
Dr. Gábor Kemenesi, a key virologist at the National Laboratory of Virology in Pécs, and a member of Hungary’s COVID-19 Task Force was the speaker of the Alumni Hungary Webinar series in November. He gave an exciting presentation on global pandemics and the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic. We interviewed him about his research field and the role of communication in science.
“We set up real-time virtual connection arching over borders and continents with our self-driving vehicle, and the visitors were also taken on a test drive,” Zsolt Szalay, Associate Professor of the Department of Vehicle Technology of the BME summarized his experiences briefly of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS World Congress).
From the food- and manufacturing industry to tackling climate crisis and energy resources, chemistry is essential in almost every part of our daily lives. Still, it is often considered a closed world only available to scientists. Dr. Gábor Lente, the head of the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Pécs, and the speaker of the Alumni Hungary Webinar series in September believes that chemistry should be brought closer to the non-professional audience too. We interviewed him about his experience as a chemist and about his current research.
The Space Research Group at the ELTE Department of Geophysics and Space Sciences leads the FARBES project launched with the support of Horizon Europe. The project aims to assist the undisturbed operation of satellites and spacecraft by providing forecasts based on data recorded on land. One North American and five European institutions take part in the work.
The debate on working time is one of the most relevant topics of our age. The ecological economist, Miklós Antal studies this highly interesting field as the head of the MTA-ELTE Lendület New Vision Research Group. As a former presenter of the Alumni Hungary Webinar Series, he introduced his research on the potential of working time reduction and a more sustainable economic system. Read our interview with him about this exciting project.