Human Geographical Processes in East Central Europe: Problems, Tendencies and Trends

2019.12.11 News 28 megtekintés

International Geographical Conference Berehove (Transcarpathia, Ukraine), March 26–27, 2020 Following the successful conferences in 2012 and 2016, the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College of Higher Education is organizing its third international geographical conference in cooperation with the Research Institute for National Strategy (Budapest, Hungary), the Department of Regional Science at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, […]


Wilson in Verkhovyna

2019.12.10 News 41 megtekintés

Szabó Simon, a Greek Catholic canon, the leader of the Hungarian Ruthenian People’s Assembly, declared in November 1918, “The people heard president Wilson’s wakening word and discuss in their wooden huts the rights of nations for self-determination.” Szabó’s comment is rather a rhetorical element fitting the political climate, than a description of the Ruthenian highland’s […]


Proposals of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association regarding the teaching of Hungarian and Hungarian-language education in Ukraine

2019.11.29 News 22 megtekintés

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association sent a letter regarding the Hungarian-language education in Ukraine to Hanna Novosad, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine. This letter was also sent to the editorial staff of Karpá, we publish it without any changes. Our association continues to await the implementation of the Venice Commission’s proposal to amend Article 7 and […]


The Law on Language still remains in focus – a statement by Ildikó Orosz on the investigation of the Venice Commission

2019.11.23 Featured news, News 76 megtekintés

Last September, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new law on education, which not only makes it difficult, but also impossible, for minority schools to teach in their national languages. According to the law, Hungarian educational institutions should gradually switch to Ukrainian-language teaching from the 5th grade onwards. This is also in contradiction with Ukraine’s constitution […]


A Statement of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association, November 20, 2019

2019.11.22 News 31 megtekintés

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association is concerned about the events occuring around the Hungarian-language education in Ukraine: the news about the cancellation of Hungarian-language textbook publishing that have appeared in the media in recent weeks, as well as sharp reductions in the number of native and foreign language lessons in elementary schools, interference with the […]


There is No Law Anymore

2019.11.15 News 342 megtekintés

This is the way a Mezővári (Vary) resident who was returning home from Budapest in November 1918 interpreted the fact that the Aster Revolution won in Hungary and Károlyi Mihály formed a new government. As a result of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the ubiquitous chaos in the social life of north-eastern Hungarian counties […]



2019.11.07 News 66 megtekintés

The process of forming a region is of special interest as a historical series of events. The first document to record the formation of Transcarpathia was the the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This document also reveals that the autonomous region to be created within Czechoslovakia is based on the territory of the former Rusyn (Ruthenian) population […]


Orosz Ildikó’s Inaugural at the Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year at Rákóczi-Institute Nagydobrony (Velyka Dobron) Vocational Training Centre

2019.10.24 Featured news, News 202 megtekintés

Dear Secretaries of State, Ecclesiastic and Secular Excellencies! The Transcarpathian Hungarian community’s 30-year-old dream/plan comes true today. On 26 February 1989, on Sunday the Association of Hungarian Culture in Transcarpathia was established, its program and a declaration of its mission were passed. The event was organized by a small group in the Soviet Union. The […]


On the land of the Rákóczis – about the Rákóczis: György Rákóczi I – the Bible reader

2019.10.21 News 360 megtekintés

György Rákóczi I of Felsővadász, second prince in the family, was born on 8 June, 1593 in Szerencs. His father was Sigismund Rákóczi, the first wealth creator of the Rákóczi family (see our previous article), and his mother was Anna Gerendi. Together with numerous other youngsters, he was also brought up in the court of […]


The End of a Long Year. The Treaty of Saint-Germain is One Hundred Years Old

2019.10.17 News 182 megtekintés

The fact that Hungary lost a considerable part of its territory after World War I (hereinafter – WWI) is related in public consciousness to the Treaty of Trianon. Indeed, in 1918-1919 Hungary got out of the chaotic whirlpool of events and accepted the verdict of Paris arbitrators in the peace treaty. However, even before 1920 […]


The Association of Hungarian Culture in Transcarpathia and Vidnyánszky Attila Won a Prestigious Award

2019.10.16 News 85 megtekintés

Last Saturday in Budapest, for the 96th time in its history, the Hungarian Heritage Award was given to seven outstanding personalities and institutions for their activity. Laureates include the Association of Hungarian Culture in Transcarpathia and Vidnyánszky Attila. It is well-known that the Hungarian Heritage Award is given quarterly to those Hungarian personalities, groups and […]


Laudation of the Association of Hungarian Culture in Transcarpathia – Laureate of the Hungarian Heritage Award

2019.10.15 Featured news, News 118 megtekintés

Dear Jury of Award, laureates, and the audience! In spring 1989 even the westernmost parts of the Soviet Union could feel the spirit of freedom coming. The dictatorial regime was still upheld, its secret service and law enforcement were watching each and every commotion and demonstration. Despite all that, there were many who felt and […]


An unpublished interview – Ildiko Orosz answers the questions of the Hungarian web portal

2019.10.11 Featured news, News 436 megtekintés

“The Transcarpathian Hungarians are Separatists, or Perhaps Only Kyiv Does Not Hear Them” On September 26, an article with this title was published on the web portal, which contained some vague statements about the Ferenc Rakoczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, which did not describe the reality and viewpoint of the institute. Although the author […]


On the land of the Rákóczis – about the Rákóczis: Sigismund Rákóczi, the wealth creator

2019.09.30 News 381 megtekintés

The representatives of the Rákóczi family were broad-minded, highly educated people for centuries. During their religious life, they did not only support the sciences, arts, literature, but also did martial arts. The first distinguished figure of the Rákóczis was the “old” Sigismund Rákóczi (1544 – 1608), who is considered to be the founder of the […]


Acknowledgments of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute

2019.08.17 News 845 megtekintés

The Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute expresses thanks to the fire brigade of Beregszász, Dercen and Mezővári for the operative work to curb the fire in School №2. Fire broke out in School № 2 (which is currently a rental property of the institute) in Beregszász on August 12. The Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian […]


Speech by Rector Ildikó Orosz at the Master’s degree Graduation Ceremony of Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College of Higher Education

2019.07.20 Featured news, News 188 megtekintés

  Eminent Delegate, Churchmen and Officials! Dear colleagues, students and our guests! We have approached the final event of the graduation ceremony. This academic year 228 graduate students were awarded degrees: 58− vocational, 104− bachelor’s and today 56 graduates are awarded a master’s degree. 11 students earned a bachelor’s degree at the BA/BSc level in […]