Plastic waste has devastating effects on the environment and scientists focus more and more on this subject every year. While there are dedicated research projects and experiments to find solutions to this global issue, sometimes we find answers when we expect it the least – even during a summer vacation!
The COVID–19 epidemic has paved the way for numerous innovations at an unprecedented pace worldwide. Hungary has contributed to this global fight with several initiatives, researches and patents with the help of our universities and scientists. In this article we have collected five innovations developed at Hungarian universities as a response to the coronavirus outbreak.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, we have seen an unprecedented fast development of the vaccine that is right now the most effective way to fight coronavirus. This extremely swift scientific achievement could not have been possible without the years-long mRNA research of the Hungarian-born biochemist, and alumna of the University of Szeged, Katalin Karikó. In this article you can learn more about her discovery for which many – including the famous scientific intellectual, Richard Dawkins – suggest, she should win the Nobel Prize.
Join the next session of the Alumni Hungary Webinar Series at 10 am CET on Wednesday, 9 December 2020, in which world-famous Hungarian scientists, artists and professionals give inspiring presentations about their latest research and innovations.
This year, the students and alumnis of the University of Miskolc took part in the DigiEduHack2020, a series of online idea-hackathons. The challenge for DigiEduHack offered by the University of Miskolc was to plan and prepare a virtual geological exploration field trip, including its methodological and technical details, using virtually accomplishable measurements, data procession and 3D presentation.
Hungary has a thriving startup ecosystem with a wide range of educational institutes and a large pool of highly skilled developers. Several innovative mobile apps have been created in this vibrant tech scene in the fields of health, tourism, design or city life, just to name a few.