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The partnership between the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Debrecen and the Almaty al-Farabi Kazak National University has reached yet another successful stage. For six months, a researcher from one of Kazakhstan's leading higher education institutions prepared DNA extraction and quality control of tissue samples of rare plants collected in Kazakhstan and brought back to the DE laboratory.

An internationally renowned professor is visiting the University of Debrecen. Florian Luca, Professor at the School of Maths, Wits University, Johannesburg, will spend three months as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Mathematics in autumn 2004.

The University of Debrecen has held its autumn PhD graduation ceremony traditionally in the framework of the Celebration of Hungarian Science. At the ceremony, 111 candidates received their diplomas, and Habilitated Doctorate and Professor Emeritus titles as well as university awards were also conferred.

Researchers at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Debrecen have developed a prototype of an environment-friendly, high-performance, rechargeable zinc-air battery. This new type of energy store is based on cellulose and uses biodegradable materials as additives and membranes. Its development is in the scale-up phase.

The Ambassador of France to Hungary arrived at the University of Debrecen to further strengthen the cooperation between the University of Debrecen and French institutions. The aim of his visit is to link UD's educational and scientific activities with French higher education institutions and companies.

The “youngest” Austrian library in Hungary, Debreceni Ausztria Könyvtár [Austria Library of Debrecen], celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of its opening recently. The University and National Library of the University of Debrecen [DEENK] held a festive symposium on the occasion of this jubilee, where attention was drawn to the colorful cultural offer of the Austrian library's stock and the possibilities of bibliothecas as cultural hubs.

As the experts at the summit of NeurotechEU (which was held in Turkey, and where the University of Debrecen was also present) concluded, artificial intelligence and robotics would definitely bring about huge changes that we are not yet fully prepared for.

Professor László Csernoch, Deputy Rector of the University of Debrecen and Director of the Institute of Physiology of the Faculty of General Medicine, was elected as member of the Executive Board of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) at its September meeting in Tallinn.

Roman Czaja, a professor and department head at Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika in Toruń, who is also an honorary doctor of the University of Debrecen, was the first lecturer to deliver a presentation on Wednesday in the framework of the international lecture series launched by the research group Magyar Kutatási Hálózat-Debreceni Egyetem: „Középkori Magyarország és Közép-Európa Hadtörténete” [Hungarian Research Network-University of Debrecen: "Military History of Medieval Hungary and Central Europe."

The University of Debrecen is among the top 800 institutions of higher education in the latest rankings of Times Higher Education. More than 1,900 higher education institutions from 28,000 universities around the world were ranked in THE World University Rankings 2024, published on Wednesday. The ranking is based on their teaching and research activities, international reputation, industrial income and patents.

Research at the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Pharmacy is showing promise in the development of new active ingredients to prevent sudden cardiac death and inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.

The Debrecen University Press, which belongs to the UD University and National Library, has made its debut on the website of the Hungarian Electronic Reference Services (MeRSZ), which is the smart library of the Akadémiai Press, with 5 volumes. The aim of the project is to make scientific publications more visible and easier to access for students, teachers and researchers.

Participants of a 5-day summer school launched at UD on Monday can learn about preparations required before the electron microscopy studies of tissue samples and about how to manage the related practical problems. The course, which was organized by NeurotechEU, an international university cooperation programmed, is attended by 14 students from 9 countries, as well as laboratory professionals and assistants.

The Hungarian pico-satellite, which was launched in mid-June, is now in orbit and is sending experimental data. The spacecraft of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) accommodates the instruments of several Hungarian universities, including the University of Debrecen.

The leading mathematicians of the theory of functional equations and inequalities held a conference at the 59th International Symposium on Functional Equations organized by the Department of Analysis of the Mathematics Institute of the University of Debrecen. Professionals from all over the world came to the professional event in Hajdúszoboszló.

Zoltán Mészár, lecturer of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of the Faculty of Medicine won first prize as a member of an international team in the NeurotechEU Hackathon competition in Stockholm. Their task was to find innovative solutions to a problem of young people suffering from mental illnesses.

The University and National Library of the University of Debrecen (DEENK) also supports the reform of research evaluation in the transformation of open science, i.e. the system and value system of research. To this end, it was said at the seventh Open Science Forum that DEENK supports the dialogue within the institution and plays a change management role.

The fifth Rectors meeting of the European university consortium NeurotechEU, established to enhance cooperation in the field of neuroscience in a broader sense, was held in the Swedish capital. At the NeurotechEU Hackathon competition, introduced as a supplementary event, an international team, which included a researcher from the University of Debrecen, won first prize with their proposed solution to treat mental illnesses in young people.

On May 24-26, 2023, the #CARPE2023 international scientific traveling conference was hosted by Glasgow, Scotland. The University of Debrecen was represented at the conference by a delegation of twenty, led by László Csernoch, vice-rector for science.

In recognition of her revolutionary achievements in the treatment of neonatal diabetes, Professor Dame Frances Mary Ashcroft of the Institutes of Physiology at the University of Oxford was awarded the "Debrecen Prize for Molecular Medicine" in 2020. Due to the Covid pandemic, the British professor conducting research into the physiology of ion channels was only able to accept the award of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen this year from László Csernoch, vice rector for scientific affairs and László Mátyus, dean of UD.

At the event named Asperfest19, which was connected to ECFG16 (European Conference on Fungal Genetics), Head of Department István Pócsi, upon a request from the scientific community studying Aspergillus fungi, gave a life's work presentation. In this presentation, Professor Pócsi reported on the results of fungal stress biology research carried out at our university, addressing an audience of professionals in Austria at the beginning of March.

The University of Debrecen (UD) is intent on putting the study of biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development and water management on a new footing. As it was announced at a press conference on the subject, the unit called Biodiversity, Water Management and Climate Change Coordination Research Centre, which was established last year, would play a key strategic part in this process.

Researchers of the University of Debrecen can apply for the NeurotechEU scholarship. The international organisation supports post-doctoral researchers dealing with neurotechnology. In the first round,15 post-doctoral researchers who work at any of the partner universities will be supported.

Delegates of Turku University of Applied Sciences, which is a member of the CARPE consortium, have visited the University of Debrecen. On Monday and Tuesday they learned about UD’s degree programmes and discussed potential future research cooperation. The topics of the meetings also included the international mobility of students and researchers.