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May 2017

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CEU President Michael Ignatieff | Zoltán Balogh/MTI

CEU to stay in Budapest

May 30, 2017

CEU President Michael Ignatieff has announced that the university will continue in Budapest in the 2017-2018 academic year. The announcement comes as the future of CEU is uncertain due to legislation put through parliament by the Hungarian government.

ELI Szeged Laser Center | Károly Árvai/

EU Laser Research Center Opens in Szeged

May 26, 2017

The European Union's ELI-ALPS laser research center was inaugurated in Szeged, SE Hungary. The center's budget was HUF 70 billion (EUR 22.6 million), from which 85% was provided by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.

Canadian Ambassador Isabelle Poupart | Dávid Harangozó

Interests and values

May 16, 2017

On the occasion of Canada marking the 150th anniversary of its Confederation, the Ambassador of the North American country to Hungary, Isabelle Poupart gave a extensive interview to the May issue of Diplomacy&Trade.

Materlal Plastik plant in Soltvadkert | source: HIPA

Plastic film manufacturing base developed

May 12, 2017

Hungary’s leading plastic film manufacturing base, Material-Plastik, a family-owned company, begins a project worth EUR 10 million, a new 6,000-square-meter factory hall is established and the existing fleet of machinery is also developed.

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academy of Sciences President re-elected

May 9, 2017

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, László Lovász, has been re-elected for another three-year term at the 188th assembly of the organization. The Academy expressed support for the Central European University.

Ágnes Keleti | source: Hungarian Olympic Committe

96-year-old Hungarian gymnast receives Israel Prize

May 3, 2017

Hungary's five-time Olympic gold medallist Agnes Keleti received the Israel Prize for Sport and Physical Culture, the state’s highest honor, on May 2 in Jerusalem. The 96-year-old Olympic legend is considered as the founder of gymnastics in Israel.

Ágnes and Zoltán Keszy-Harmath | source:

Hungarian couple to fly around the world

May 2, 2017

Zoltán Keszy-Harmath and his wife, Ágnes set out from Hungary on May 1 in their Hungarian manufactured Apollo Fox small light aircraft with the aim of becoming the first married couple who circumnavigate the Earth on airplane.

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