On January 20, 2010 the Ex-Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Hungary, Dr. Katalin Szili paid a visit to the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Among other things, the prominent guest attended a permanent art exhibition of folk textiles of the village of Nagy Bereg, which is on view in Katalin Pólonyi exhibition hall, met the institute’s faculty and students, held talks with the institute’s management.
On January 21, 2010 presentation of the eleventh volume of the book series “Regions of the Carpathian Basin” took place on the occasion of the Hungarian Culture Day. Numerous prominent guests from Hungary and Transcarpathia attended the presentation of monograph “Transcarpathia”.
On February 12, 2010 Hungarian Consulate of Beregszász and the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute held a carnival charity ball at the institute. The organizers spent the funds raised to support the institute’s students.
On March 15, 2010 István Tarlós, the Chairman of the Fidesz (part of European People’s Party (EPP)) Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) Fraction-Alliance, gave a lecture on the occasion of public holiday in Esztergom lecture hall.
Between March 22-27, 2010 a series of cultural events “Rákóczi Days” were held. An extraordinarily exciting and thought provoking scientific conference “The peace system of the 1920th and Europe transformation” was held within its framework. An opening ceremony of a jubilee retrospective art exhibition of Péter Veres (painter), a charitable programme “8 Concerts – 8 Countries – One Nation. VIII. Music of the Hungarians of the Carpathian Basin”, as well as V. Meeting of the institute’s graduates took place.
Between April 22-23, 2010 the Earth Day was celebrated with a series of events, including a lecture on environmental problems of our local surroundings delivered by István Buczkó, lecturere of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Department of Biology, and László Belikánics who lectured on the issues of waste and raw material. The cultural event also featured an exhibition of a rubbish sculpture, contests, and a discarded materials fashion show.
On June 4, 2010 ambassadors of EU member states, as well as EU Ambassador paid a visit to the Institute accompanied by Hungarian Consule General of Ungvár and Hungarian Consule General of Beregszász. The guests enquired about the condition of the institute, inspected its building, items of Katalin Pólonyi Textile Museum, and a temporary art exhibition staged in Gross Arnold Art Hall.
On June 29, 2010 Habsburg György, the President of Red Cross in Hungary and István Mezei, the President of János Farkas Foundation and Manager of the Roma national football team visited the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute.
On July 16, 2010 a degree award and end – of – year ceremony took place at the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Altogether 381 graduates were awarded 412 nationally recognized degree certificates, which means that some graduates received two degree certificates at various degree courses. 247 degrees (BA, BSc) and 165 degrees “Diplom Specialist” (University level degree) were conferred.
On September 15, 2010 a traditional academic year opening ceremony was held at the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute.
Between September 15-18, 2010 the 16th Living Language Conference entitled “Language Myths, Ideologies, Language Policy and Linguistic Human Rights in Central Europe: Theory and Practice” was held at the institute.
Between September 16-19, 2010 an international scientific conference titled “Research on Transcarpathian vegetation in the past 200 years” in commemoration of 130th birth anniversary of Antal Margittai was held at the institute.
On September 24, 2010. the Archive of Szabolcs – Szatmár – Bereg County organized the second day of the XVII. Szabolcs – Szatmár – Bereg National Archive Days programme.
On October 14, 2010 editors and authors of Napút magazine (Budapest) and Napkút Publishing House presented their publications under the guidance of editor-in-chief György Szondi at the institute.
On October 15, 2010 on the initiative of the Hungarian Consulate of Beregszász and the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute a charitable vintage ball was held at the institute. The chief patrons of the ball were Zsolt Németh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and László Brenzovics, President of the Foundation for Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. The programme initiators donated the funds raised from entrance fees, offerings and bids for the renovation of the institute’s roof.
On October 16, 2010. an inauguration ceremony of the renovated basement of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute was held. The State Secretariat of Natural Resources at the Ministry of Education, numerous Hungarian cities, self-governmental bodies, as well as individuals covered the expenses of building works. Zsolt Németh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Árpád Gyetvai, Head of Department at Ministry of Natural Resources honoured the ceremony with their presence. The basement of the educational establishments is intended to house various laboratories, library storehouse, media studio, and finally an information technologies laboratory.
On October 16, 2010 in cooperation with the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Ilona Zrinyi Transcarpathian Hungarian Special Course organized the V. Transcarpathian Student Conference.
On October 22, 2010 to mark the 54th anniversary of Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and War of Independence a reception was given by Hungarian Consulate of Ungvár. On behalf of the President of the Republic of Hungary Consule General József Bacskai conferred Offecer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary on Ildikó Orosz, Chairperson of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute and President of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogic Association, in recognition of her outstanding activity aimed at supporting Transcarpathian Hungarians and nurturing their sense of national identity.
On November 19, 2010 a conference entitled “Accessibility and equity. Realizing the principle of equity for the sake of inclusion of disabled people in society” was held. It was organized by joint efforts of ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education and the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute.
On December 2, 2010. Mihály Bayer, Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine paid his introductory visit to Transcarpathia calling on Hungarian cultural and educational institutions in Beregszász. He paid a call on the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, where he met and held talks with its management, and later inspected the institute’s building.
On December 6, 2010. Yuriy Kononenko, Head of the Department for the Inspection of Mother Tongue Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, paid a visit to the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Following the discussion with the institute’s management, Mr. Kononenko toured the institute’s building.
On December 11, 2010. an opening ceremony of a photographic exhibition entitled “Gödöllő in Beregszász – Queen Erzsébet’s city in the city of queens” took place.