On the legal content of the notion “indigenous people” and differentiation of national minorities depending on the absence of a kin-state

2020.02.14 Featured news, News 14 megtekintés

International law singles out a separate category among autochthonous minorities – indigenous peoples. This notion is defined as “indigenous community” in the international conventions of one of UN specialized agencies – International Labour Organization (ILO). In particular, ILO Convention № 169 (1989) defines it as follows: indigenous population includes “peoples in independent countries who are regarded as indigenous on account...


The day of Hungarian culture – celebration in Beregszász

2020.01.31 News 127 megtekintés

The civil organization Pro Cultura Subcarpathica (PCS) celebrated the day of Hungarian culture on January 23rd in the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II. It was a charity event, on which collects donations to support Hungarian students of art schools in Transcarpathia. The event was opened by Ildikó Orosz, rector of the Rákóczi...


Successful accreditation at the Rákóczi Institute

2020.01.31 News 473 megtekintés

The Accounting and Taxation department of Ferenc Rákóczi Ferenc Transcarpathian Hungarian College successfully met the accreditation requirements. The accreditation decision of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NAZAVO) states that Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute’s Accounting and Taxation program meets the quality requirements for the degree and the diploma. The accreditation decision was unanimously adopted...


Another ranking of higher education from a different perspective – a prominent place of the Rákóczi Institute

2020.01.31 News 557 megtekintés

The college and university rankings of Vstup.Osvita.ua, which ranked public and private higher education institutions based on the number of students enrolled in the last academic year have been published recently, helping young people looking to study make the choice of institution. Since in the academic year 2019-20, high school graduates have been able to...


The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association’s position on the right to receive education in the native language in Ukraine

2020.01.28 News 39 megtekintés

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association’s position on the right to receive education in the native language in Ukraine in connection with the Law on Complete General Secondary Education. On January 16, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Bill No. 0901 on Complete Secondary Education (327 people’s deputies voted in favor). It is worth noting that all...


The Ruska Kraina Experiment

2020.01.13 News 77 megtekintés

In early December 1918 Ruthenian representatives of various political views from north-eastern Hungarian counties went to Budapest by a special train. The train might have been slow due to the shortage of coal in the post-war months in Hungary, so they had to economize on heating in the locomotive. The Ruthenian delegates were going to...


Venice Commission’s Expert Opinion of the 2019 Law on Supporting the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language

2019.12.21 News 254 megtekintés

Below you will find the opinion of the Venice Commission on the Ukrainian state language of 2019, i.e. the Law on Supporting the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language in Hungarian and Ukrainian translations as well as its original text in the English language. The Opinion was adopted by the Venice Commission...