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.

This year's congress of European membrane scientists was held at the University of Debrecen, where the latest research results in the field were discussed at the European Joint Theory/Experiment Meeting on Membranes (EJTEMM), which took place between 12 and 14 June. The meeting was organised by the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine.

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.

Universities have been rated against the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the latest international thematic ranking by Times Higher Education. In the University Impact Ranking, the University of Debrecen was ranked among the top 400 institutions.

The University of Debrecen has moved up almost 100 places in what is called QS international ranking. UD was ranked 574th among the more than fifty-five hundred institutions surveyed by the renowned UK ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds.

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.

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.

The conference Sustainable Economy – Sustainable Society (Fenntartható gazdaság – fenntartható társadalom), jointly organized and hosted by the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Debrecen and the Hungarian National Bank, was kicked off with a series of plenary lectures delivered by distinguished foreign speakers and was continued with academic presentations in Hungarian and English by almost 200 participants at the Böszörményi úti campus of UD. This academic forum also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the start of the higher education program in economics and business in Debrecen.

A conference organised by the International Student Union (ISU), an association of foreign students, was held on Thursday at the Learning Center: students enrolled in the English-language programmes of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Debrecen (DE TTK) heard presentations on scientific work, the opportunities of TDK (Students’ Scientific Research) and the institution's talent management programmes.