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LET’S CYCLE TO THE MOON – AGAIN

05/13/21

The aim of this challenge is to join others across the world in getting on their bicycles to reach the goal of covering 384,400 kilometres by bicycle. Last year participants in the “Moon Bike” challenge took two months to reach this number and the total ended up being 937,531.72 km. The organisers at the University of Pécs hope to break this record and encourage even more people to exercise in 2021. The challenge starts from 15 May but you can join later.

UM STUDENT NAMED MISKOLC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

05/13/21

The Hungarian orienteering champion Levente Tugyi has been named Athlete of the Year by the City of Miskolc for his dedication, hard work, and success. He is a Hungarian orienteering champion and has taken part in numerous European championships and world cup events in orienteering and also competed in long-distance running – all this while studying at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics, starting with t BSc, MSc and now PhD studies.

Rector’s order Nr. 13/2021.

05/10/21

In accordance with the gradual lifting of preventive measures in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental decree regulating the measurements, rules and guidelines in the state of emergency, the following rules and guidelines shall be followed by all lecturers, researchers, staff and students of University of Miskolc (hereby referred to as the University).

UM FOUNDATION WORKS TO CREATE NEW REGULATIONS

05/10/21

On 27 April the Parliament of Hungary recognised the Universitas Miskolcinensis Foundation as the body that exercises ownership and maintainer rights over the university. This new status means that new regulations are being worked out by the Board of Trustees and the leadership of the university. The latest meeting for this purpose was on 6 May, where suggestions were made for the content, structure, and how to include the Science and Innovation Park.

THE CITY AWARDS UM FACULTY MEMBERS, PAST AND PRESENT

05/10/21

On Miskolc City Day the city recognises certain individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions and their contribution to the reputation of the city. This year four teachers of the university were awarded.

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS FOR UM GEOPHYSICS STUDENTS

05/07/21

The team from UM’s Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering won third place in the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Student Chapter Geo-Quiz, held online this year (first place was taken by a Malaysian university and second place by a Brazilian institution). UM was thus the best European institution. The quiz consists of­ questions mainly in geophysics topics that demand careful thought and also calculations.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS IN MATERIAL SCIENCES RECEIVE LAPTOPS

05/07/21

The Faculty of Materials Science and engineering gave laptop computers to the first-year students studying in the BSc in Material Science. This is to assist them with their studies. Freshmen in the Chemical Engineering BSc were given laptops in the first semester. Students were urged to use their new laptops not just for basic studies, but to use them also for student research and project work, as the purpose is to assist them in preparing for their future profession.

YOUR VOTE CAN HELP A TALENTED UM STUDENT!

05/03/21

Laura Burai, soon to graduate from the Bartók Béla Music Institute, needs your votes to appear in the national finals for the Worldvision Music Contest, a new international classical music competition.

NEWEST EVENT IN THE ‘INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITY, INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES’ SERIES

04/30/21

The second event was held online on 29 April. The rector spoke about the importance of innovation and industrial cooperation for the university and the region, and the head of the local Chamber of Commerce gave an overview of the effects of the pandemic on local businesses. Representatives of business in Miskolc and two other cities reported on their situations, strategies and best practices. Finally, UM’s new Competencies Register was introduced to the participants.

UM SENDS LAST TELEGRAPHS IN HUNGARY. STOP.

04/29/21

Telegraph services have ended in Hungary due to low demand, after carrying countless joyful and sorrowful messages since the mid-1800s. Before the service ceased, UM and the Postal Service jointly sent nearly a hundred telegrams to ministries, partner institutions, leading business partners, and other organisations in commemoration of the role the telegraph played. Prof. Zita Horváth remarked that this university played a role in the first telegrams sent, and it was thus an honour to be the one to send the last telegrams.

POST-COVID PHYSICAL THERAPY: BREATHING EXERCISES

04/29/21

The respiratory complications of Covid can produce severe symptoms. Different breathing exercises and videos are available on the homepage of the Faculty of Healthcare, and two teachers at the Faculty of Healthcare are available for personal consultation.

EARTH SCIENCE CHALLENGE TOUR

04/29/21

This year’s ✨MFK Challenge Tour✨ organized by the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering (MFK) focused on the importance of selective waste collection and recycling in honour of Global Recycling Day. ♻

STUDENT RESEARCHERS WIN PRIZES IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

04/28/21

UM students performed well in the Student Research Society National Conference, represented in eight sections, for a total of 65 presentations by 64 UM students winning a place or being awarded a special prize. There were eight first-place winners, 23 came in second, and 10 placed third. There were also 26 students who won special prizes, among them international student Wina Lesmanawati Hidayat with the topic “Investigation of agglomeration of different sewage sludge in the field of Waste-to-Energy”.

START-UP FUNDING FOR STUDENTS AND OTHERS

04/22/21

A cooperation agreement has been signed between Hiventures Zrt. (a member of the MFB Group) and UM that will contribute to capital investment in start-ups based in the university and its environment. This aims to support innovation, allowing promising ideas to be explored and providing backing, including in markets outside Hungary.

ENGINEERING INNOVATION COMPENTENCIES REGISTER

04/21/21

UM is a centre not only of education but also of research and development and its off-campus utilization. The new register is designed to display the R&D services that UM can provide to companies. While it focuses now on engineering, it will later be expanded to cover other fields. The register will also be available in English.

LOGISTICS DAY

04/19/21

The Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management organized the 10th Logistics Day on April 15th with the focus being a conference for the ProdLOG project, a joint endeavour between UM’s Institute of Logistics and over ten universities abroad. Presentations were given in Hungarian-language and English-language sessions. A new post-graduate course in logistical packaging design was also introduced.

THE AIM: MORE FLEXIBILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

04/16/21

István Stumpf, the government commissioner for higher education reform, visited Miskolc this week to meet with the Board of Trustees and hold discussions with university leaders.

HUMANITIES SECTION OF NATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION HOSTED BY UM

04/16/21

The Student Research Society National Conference, held every two years, is a chance for undergraduate and post-graduate students from around the nation (and even neighbouring countries) to present their research, represent their universities and expand their networks. This year the event is being held online due to the pandemic.

ON-LINE INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY EVENT

04/08/21

April 8th is International Roma Day, celebrated by events focusing on the Roma culture and their social situation. UM took part in the production of a short film initiated by the group Episztémé Egyesület. The film features local cultural institutions, whose representatives read verses by Roma poets, followed by a cello recital. The film is available here (verses recited in Hungarian).