With athletes and referees taking their oaths and with the hoist of the flag of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), the European Universities Games officially began. About a thousand participants travelled with police escort from Debrecen to Miskolc where the grand opening ceremony was held.

The first stage of the programme launched to research the Hungarian community of Montreal was completed successfully, its results were presented at Concordia University jointly by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Debrecen and the staff of the General Consulate of Hungary in Montreal. At the event held in Canada in mid-June, it was also announced that the research fields of the participants further expanded.

The University of Debrecen presented its educational, research and innovation development trends, good practices and international relations at the Hungarian Summit in Florida. The event was attended by Károly Pető, Deputy Rector General, Péter Nagy, President of the GTIDEA Scientific and Social Advisory Board, and Zalán Bács, for the Institute for Sports Science Coordination.

A delegation from five American universities visited the University of Debrecen on Friday to discuss teaching-researcher exchange programmes, English-language training opportunities for their students, short summer programmes and one- or two-semester studies. The delegation visited three faculties.

The summer graduation ceremonies of the University of Debrecen (DE) are about to begin. Between 15 June and 2 July, almost 4,000 graduates from 13 faculties of the institution will receive their degrees.

The Chinese students who are enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Debrecen have received their Hungarian diplomas, as first in the history of our institution and faculty to earn a Master's degree (MA). Quite a few of these graduates plan to make use of their knowledge and skills in the future in Hungary.

The University of Debrecen has held its traditional spring doctoral and honorary doctoral inauguration ceremony. At this event on Friday, as many as 130 new doctoral candidates in five different disciplines received their degrees, while titles of habilitated doctor, professor emeritus and emeritus advisor were also conferred. Helmut Flachenecker, Professor at the University of Würzburg in Germany, was awarded an honorary doctoral degree, while ecologist Csaba Aradi received a Pro Universitate award.

Her Excellency, the Ambassador of Norway to Hungary, visited the University of Debrecen on Friday to learn more about our institution’s program and research structure, its international relations and its extensive network of industrial partners. Trine Skymoen would wish to promote an increase in the number of Norwegian students enrolled at UD.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Debrecen and Sunway University in Malaysia are to expand their bilateral cooperation through a new joint research and academic programme. Faculty members from the two institutions are currently processing material on the trip to Borneo by János Xántus in 1870, documenting the experiences of the famous Hungarian traveller and naturalist in two volumes both in English and Hungarian.

The participation of students from the University of Debrecen was a success and a pleasant surprise in the 23rd Chinese Bridge International Chinese Language Competition held at the University of Pécs. Abigél Kota finished third, while János Szekeres received a special prize at the Hungarian qualification final of this international competition.