October 31, 2019 09:23
3rd place in the CARPE Challenge science competition in Valencia

The exceptionally talented students of the University of Debrecen received a prestigious academic recognition in the CARPE Challenge project idea competition, organised by the Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education.

The University of Debrecen joined the Consortium of institutions – the universities of Hamburg, Utrecht, Valencia and Turku – with a special focus on applied research in 2015. The biannually organised conference of the Consortium was held in Valencia this year, between 23 and 25 October with the title “Horizon Europe and Beyond”. During the conference the final rankings of the project idea competition, “CARPE Challenge” were also announced where only Marianna Vágner and Edina Várnagy represented Hungary, two students of the University of Debrecen, majoring in international economy and business at the Faculty of Economics. Their project, “The Cycling City: Using Smart Solutions in Debrecen”, aimed to model the utilisation and the possible development of new routes of bicycle lanes in the city of Debrecen. Based on their collected results, the two students made suggestions on determining the location of unused bicycle lanes and the city districts where further lanes would be necessary.

During the finals, five countries presented their research projects – the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Finnland and Hungary – and the students of the University of Debrecen won the third place in the competition. The significance of this achievement is marked not only by their rank at the “CARPE Challenge” but also by the city of Debrecen, where these suggestions will be realised.

Source: University of Debrecen

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