The annual ritual of Busójárás dates back to hundreds of years, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The UNESCO-recognised event lasts approximately for one week in the small town of Mohács, located in southern Hungary, near the city of Pécs. Although this year’s carnival was cancelled due to the pandemic, you can always learn more about Busójárás, one of the most famous Hungaricums.
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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.
Széchenyi István University is committed to supporting student innovation: the institution strives to embrace all entrepreneurial ideas and research with business potential. One of the successful forms of this is the Széchenyi Duo competition, based on cooperation between lecturers and students, the last round of which ended in January.
Universities are constantly monitoring actions of the Hungarian Government on the pandemic situation and adjust the form of education accordingly. Most Hungarian universities will begin the new semester with online education in February, while some practical classes or seminars will be held with the presence of students. Read more about each university’s decision about distance learning and online education.
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.