The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Debrecen offers up-to-date knowledge, practice-oriented education and a new master’s course to students, who can study in Debrecen, Nyíregyháza and Szolnok.

Major events, a record number of articles, and a tragic loss – The Press Centre of the University of Debrecen has closed a demanding but successful year. The Centre that has been named after the late Ildiko M. Tóth who led the Centre and died last year released about a thousand university articles, and contributed to over 30,000 media appearances.

The Laboratory of Biomechanics of the University of Debrecen has purchased a cutting-edge holographic device that allows more accurate surgical interventions. Biologist Katalin Karikó, who patented synthetic mRNA vaccine technologies, has offered part of the amount she had received with the Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine to support the Laboratory.

Over 60 medical students received their diplomas at the University of Debrecen on Saturday. 23 Hungarian and 41 international students took the Hippocratic Oath at the ceremony.

The findings of the researchers of UD may help develop new therapies for asthma. The project, which was launched several years ago, focused on the study of macrophage polarisation. The findings have been published in Immunity, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of immunology.

With the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine coming first, a series of winter commencement ceremonies at the University of Debrecen will begin this weekend.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen has awarded molecular biologist Alexander Varshavsky the Debrecen Award for Molecular Medicine this year. Professor Varshavsky, who lives and works in the United States, owes his international fame chiefly to the discovery of protein degradation processes realized through the so-called ubiquitin system. This year’s awardee received the recognition on Tuesday at a ceremony held in the Aula [University Hall] venue of the Main Building, where he also delivered a lecture on his scientific achievements.

The software is already being installed on the 5 petaflops supercomputer called Komondor at the Supercomputer Center on the Kassai út Campus of the University of Debrecen. The new machine of the Governmental Information-Technology Development Agency (KIFÜ) will increase the current HPC capacity available domestically tenfold.

The Hall of the Main Building of the University of Debrecen was filled to capacity on the first day of the enrollment event, DExpo. Hundreds of high school students, future university students, parents, and teachers listened to the information about the institution, the training offers, and changes to admission and student life at the opening on Wednesday.

To mark the international day of premature babies, the Main Building of UD, the Clinical Centre, the Innovation Centre, the Stadium and the Water Tower were lit up in purple light on Thursday. The doctors and nurses who take care of premature babies also wore purple, the colour that symbolises hope and persistence. The goal of the initiative was to salute premature babies, their families, and healthcare professionals who take care of them.