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Breakthrough Prize to Katalin Karikó

Sep 9, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman were this year's winners of the Breakthrough Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards with the largest prize money, USD three million. The recognition was, of course, earned for the mRNA research that enabled the rapid development of mRNA-based Covid vaccines. The Breakthrough Prize was […]

Budapest University Awarded by Japan's Foreign Ministry

Aug 20, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced that the 2021 Foreign Minister's Award is conferred on Eötvös Loránd University on August 20, 2021. As a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Budapest says, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is a prestigious university with a long history in Hungary. With its East Asia Institute, it […]

Princess of Asturias Award: Hungarian Recipient

Jun 23, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and her fellow researchers Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner, Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert are to receive this year's Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research for their achievements in developing a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a […]

Dr. Katalin Karikó with the Semmelweis Prize

Biochemist Katalin Karikó Awarded the Semmelweis Prize

May 25, 2021

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó, whose decades of work with mRNA technology was instrumental in the development of COVID-19 vaccines, was awarded the Ignác Semmelweis Prize in Hungary. In her acceptance speech, the scientist vowed to continue her research, saying that it was crucial to find cures for diseases that had to be "pushed to the […]

Public Media Award for Dr. Katalin Karikó

May 19, 2021

Although it was awarded to her last December, it was only this week that Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó was able to receive the Public Media Person of the Year Award in person. The Board of Trustees of the Public Media (MTVA) awarded the recognition to the Szolnok-born research biologist and biochemist as the most modern […]

Young Hungarian Wins Int'l Sports Photography Award

Mar 23, 2021

Anna Szilágyi's picture 'European Champions' has been chosen as the best at the AIPS Sport Media Awards of the International Association of Sports Journalists in the category of photojournalists under the age of 30. "The European Waterpolo Championship was a great experience, it was my first official international work. There three photographers working at the […]

Hungarian Mathematician Receives Prestigious Award

Mar 2, 2021

László Erdős, professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), shares the Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) with physicist Markus Arndt professor at the University of Vienna. IST says the Hungarian mathematician is being honored for his outstanding research achievements at the interface between mathematics and physics, […]

Concerto Budapest Wins International Award

Nov 19, 2020

Concerto Budapest, the concert film, directed by Imre Szabó Stein and starring András Keller, Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica and Concerto Budapest, won the Video: Events & Live Broadcasts category – and was awarded the Bronze Lovie Prize by an international jury – at the LOVIE AWARDS, the most significant competition for European Internet content. A […]

Promenade Gardens Wins Prix d’Excellence Award

Jul 30, 2020

Horizon Development’s Promenade Gardens office building was acknowledged with a World Silver Award at the FIABCI (the International Real Estate Federation) Prix d’Excellence Awards also known as The Oscars of the real estate industry. During the first 21 years of Hungary’s involvement in the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards Horizon Development picked up five Silver and […]

Hoteliers Receive State Award

Jun 13, 2020

János Áder, the President of Hungary honored Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad with the Knight’s Cross, Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary Medal for Civilians. The award was decreed in February in the official journal of Hungary, 'Magyar Közlöny' (Hungarian Gazette), however, due to the global circumstances the recipients received their award in […]

Hungarian Managers of the Year 2017 | National Association of Managers

Managers of the Year 2017

Feb 19, 2018

It was for the 24th time that this week-end, the National Association of Managers held its now traditional Manager Ball and Award Gala, in the ballroom of Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Awards were given in three categories to the most talented.

Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer | Nikolaj Lund/

Hungarian conductor shares prize with former Beatle

Feb 16, 2018

Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer has been named – along with former Beatle Paul McCartney – as the recipient of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize in the music category for being “an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights,”

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TI Hungary recognizes investigative journalist

Jan 12, 2018

Transparency International Hungary has rewarded the exploration of corruption in the municipality of Ferencváros with the Göbölyös Soma Prize. The author of the winning entry, a series of articles was Dániel Ács, a journalist at the news portal

2017 Wolfson Prize winner Gergely Raccuja | source:

Hungarian researcher wins British economics prize

Jul 14, 2017

27-year-old Hungarian researcher Gergely Raccuja, living in Britain since 2011, has won the most prestigious British economics prize, the Wolfson Economics Prize, which the second largest recognition in economics in the world after the Nobel Prize,

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.

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