The University of Debrecen has signed a cooperation agreement with Eve Power Hungary Kft. concerning human resources training, a student scholarship programme, joint research and development activities and the establishment of a battery research institute. Eve Power, the world's ninth largest battery manufacturer, is building its first European plant in Debrecen.

The Ambassador of Australia visited the University of Debrecen on Monday to learn about the history, education, industrial cooperation and international relations of the University of Debrecen. Ian D.G. Biggs also met students from the Institute of English and American Studies.

According to Mr. Hu Tao, the CEO of SEMCORP Hungary Kft., the Hungarian branch of the global leader in the production of lithium-ion battery separator films is seeking long-term cooperation opportunities with the University of Debrecen. Mr. Tao made this announcement before signing an agreement on joint research, development and education with the leaders of our institution.

Breastfeeding can play a key role in preventing childhood obesity. This is one of the findings of researchers at the University of Debrecen. In their latest research, they have identified a new mechanism that has a role in childhood obesity. Their findings could help in the prevention and early detection of childhood obesity and the development of new drug therapies.

Several new volumes have been added to the Italianistica Pannonica series of the Italian Studies Department of the Faculty of Humanities (FoH) of the University of Debrecen (UD). These three publications, which discuss common Italian-Hungarian historical events, were presented to the members of a select audience on Thursday at the Library of the Hungarian Institute of Literature and Cultural Studies.

A new type of fluorine-containing compounds chemically related to antitumour and antiviral agents, produced at the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Pharmacy, could play a role in the treatment of many serious diseases in the future. The scientific article on this topic was selected as one of the flagship publications of January by the Department of Chemical Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Students from the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Debrecen have won second place in the International Medical Students' Championship (MedCup). The students also won two special prizes at the competition held in Brussels on the first and second of March.

One of the most significant scientific achievements of recent years is the recommendation of researchers from the University of Debrecen in one of the world's leading oncology journals, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncolgy. Based on their research results, researchers of the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Biology of the Faculty of General Medicine have formulated a recommendation for clinicians on the composition of cell therapy products to be used in organ tumours for more successful treatments.

Leading members of CARPE (Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education) met in Brussels over the weekend. Representing the University of Debrecen, Deputy Rector for Research and Education László Csernoch and Scientific Director Zsolt Varga attended the meeting.

The opening event of CASA 15, an international design competition for students of architecture, was held this year at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Debrecen. The participants, around two hundred second-year students of architecture from three different countries, were instructed to design a residential building with community functions located on a specific site in Debrecen. The host institution, the Department of Architecture of the University of Debrecen, was represented by as many as sixty students partaking in the competition.