On January 16, 2014 Kang-Tsung Chang, Professor of National Taiwan University graced the Institute. During his visit, the professor met with the faculty of the Geography Department and held talks with the Institute’s Chairperson Ildikó Orosz, concerning the opportunities of cooperation between the two educational establishments.

On March 1, 2014 Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi paid a call on Transcarpathia following his official visit to Ukraine. In Beregszász he met with the management of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, its faculty and students. Upon viewing the Institute’s building, the minister held negotiations with the Institute’s Chairperson Ildikó Orosz and László Brenzovics, President of the Hungarian Cultural Association in Transcarpathia.

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On March 13, 2014 on the occasion of the 200th birthday anniversary of Taras Shevchenko the Ukrainian Philology Department Group of the Institute held a celebration to pay homage to the great poet.

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On March 25, 2014 Open Days were launched by the Institute.

On March 27, 2014 within the framework of the Rákóczi Days an International Environmental Conference of the Carpathian Euroregion CERECO – 2014 was held at the Institute.

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On March 29, 2014 Career Days were held for the second time by the Career Centre, which had been functioning on the basis of the Institute for 3 years. The event was attended by Sándor Czomba, Minister of State for Employment of the Ministry for National Economy.

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On March 29, 2014 the IXth Alumni Meeting was held by the Institute’s Alumni Association within the framework of the Rákóczi Days.

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On April 11, 2014 a major international conference in foreign language teaching and applied linguistics was organised by the English Language and Literature Department Group of the Institute’s Philology Department.

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On April 16, 2014 Valeriy Lunchenko, President of the Transcarpathian Regional Office of Public Administration, paid a call on the Institute.

On April 16, 2014 Holocaust Memorial Day was hosted at the Institute as part of a programme Unexpected History Lesson.


On May 5, 2014 an outdoor declamation marking the 105th birthday anniversary of Miklós Radnóti was organised by the Pro Cultura Subcarpathica Civil Organisation in partnership with the Institute.

On May 14, 2014 the Ministerial Commissioner Responsible for Simplified Naturalization Tamás Wetzel came for a visit to the Institute.

On May 17, 2014 the Xth Transcarpathian Hungarian Conference of Young Researchers was organized in the Rákóczi– Institute under the auspices of the Charitable Foundation “Genius”.

On May 21, 2014 a commemorative ceremony of the 311th anniversary of Ferenc Rákóczi’s unfluring of the flag on May 21, 1703 was organised by the Pro Cultura Subcarpathica Civil Organisation. To mark the events triggering the outbreak of Rákóczi’s War of Independance Kuruts traditionalists marched from Mezővári to Beregszász, unfluring their flags at Kossuth Square.

On May 25, 2014 the Institute’s lecturer Andrea Bocskor became a Member of the Europen Parliament.

On May 28, 2014 an international scientific conference marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jewish inhabitants of Transcarpathia was held at the Institute.

On July 10, 2014 an end-of-year and a degree award ceremony was held at the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, at which as many as 171 graduates were awarded BSc degrees, as well as SSc certificatesWelcoming speeches were given by István Tóth, Consul General of Hungary in Beregszász, Dr. Sándor Kriszt ÉvaCo-Chairperson of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) and Rector of Budapest Business School.

On September 2, 2014 during his visit to Transcarpathia Sándor Lezsák paid a call on the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, who is currently occupying the post of Vice President of the Hungarian Parliament, President of the National Forum, also known as a renowned poet, and one of the founders of the People’s College of Lakitelek.

On September 3, 2014 the Hungarian Quality Product Grand Prize for the Regions 2014 was awarded to Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. The award was taken over by Ildikó Orosz, Chairperson of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute and Secretary-General Ilona Vass at the Award Ceremony of Hungarian Product, which took place in the Hungarian Parliament on Wednesday. The prizes were granted by Dr. János Latorcai, Vice-President of the National Assembly.

On September 3, 2014 Deputy State Minister for Family and Youth Affairs Tamás Schanda came for a visit to Transcarpathia. The newly appointed State Secretary visited the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute of Beregszász, where he met with the management of the Institute, and the representatives of the Student Self-Government.

On September 12, 2014 during his official visit to Transcarpathia Bálint Ódor, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary forEuropean Affairs, paid a call on the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Upon viewing the Institute’s renovated building, the guest met with the management of the educational establishment, and then delivered a lecture on the current state of the European Union.

In 2013 along with the Institute’s facade, roof and yard, the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute commenced the renovation of a dilapidated building located on the Institute’s premises which would house the Institute for vocational training. The refurbishment of the building’s wing with a separate entrance occupying nearly 1800 m2 was completed in September 2014, thus meeting all the requirements stipulating standards of vocational education of students of post-secondary level.

In 2014/2015 academic year nearly 1,000 students pursue their studies at the Institute taking into account all forms of education.

The inauguration ceremony of the renovated part of the Institute’s building was held on September 26th, 2014. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán accepted our invitation to attend the ceremony. At the same time an academic year opening ceremony was held at the Rákóczi- Institute, which by tradition took place at the Reformed Church of Beregszász. The event was honoured with the presence of high-ranking officials of our homeland, MPs, state secretaries, heads of departments, rectors of higher education institutions, mayors and supporters. In addition to the Institute’s faculty and students, the ceremony was attended by the leaders of the Transcarpathian Hungarian community, Transcarpathian churches, county, district and city authorities.

On October 8, 2014 during his two-day working visit to Transcarpathia Ádám Zoltán Kovács, Deputy State Secretary forInternational Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, paid a call on the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute where the Institute’s Chairperson Ildikó Orosz, as well as László Brenzovics, President of the Foundation for Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute met the delegation.

On October 15, 2014 Vilmos Balogh, Board Member of the Hungarian Wrestling Federation, Head of the Nike Sport Association, and Győző Orbán, wrestler and supporting member, paid a call on the Institute. The visitors held talks with IldikóOrosz, Chairperson of the Institute, upon which the guests looked at the renovated buildings of the Institute and of the institute for vocational training.

On October 16, 2014 a conference titled “The First World Flare” commemorating the centenary of World War I outbreak was organized by the Institute’s Departments of History and Social Sciences and the Transcarpathian Hungarian Protestant Science Association. Findings relating to the history of the Great War were presented by the researchers of the University of Debrecen, the Reformed University named after Gáspár Károli and the Rákóczi Institute. The conference was followed by an exhibitionopening ceremony. In addition to the photographs presenting World War I memorials of Transcarpathia, contemporary objectsand publications as well, visitors could view Forgotten heroes exhibition organized by the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association.

On October 18, 2014 the Institute participated in the regional trail running race held in Uzhgorod. Our educational establishment sent a seven-member team to take part in the competition, the members of which rose to podiumsIn the individual events the Institute’s students Rita Hasuly (Hungarian major student, Year I) won the second place, and Kristina Kalinina (English major student, Year IIIwon the third place. As a result, the Rákóczi Institute team won the second place.

On October 27, 2014 Music of the Transcarpathian Hungarianconcert series arrived at the Institute. The prestigious event was hosted by the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Patrons of the event were Dr. Ildikó Orosz, Chairperson of FRII THI and Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association and Sándor Zán Fábián, Bishop of the Diocese of the Transcarpathian Reformed Church.

On November 7, 2014 dr. Ernő Keskeny, Hungary’s new Ambassador to Ukraine, came for a three-day introductory visit to Transcarpathia. Upon holding talks with the Institute’s management, he looked at the renovated buildings of the Institute and of the institute for vocational training.

On November 11, 2014 a memorial service commemorating 70th anniversary of Radnóti’s death was organized by the Hungarian Philology Departmental Group of the Rákóczi- Institute. The poet’s life and works of art enjoying wide popularitywere remembered by his followers with the assistance of the Hungarian and English philologists.

On November 13, 2014 Hungarian Language Day celebration as part of the Hungarian Science Festival was held at the Institute under the auspices of the Hungarian Philology Departmental Group and the Antal Hodinka Linguistics Research Center.

On November 14-16, 2014 the Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós visited Transcarpathia on the invitation of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian InstituteIstván Tarlós met with the educational establishment’s managers, visited the renovated buildings of the Instituteand attended the traditional Vintage Charity Ball.

On November 14, 2014 the third annual Vintage Charity Ball was organized by the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Hungarian Consulate of Ungvár, Hungarian Consulate of Beregszász, as well as the Pro Cultura Subcarpathica Civil Organization. The evening proceeds were offered to the soldiers’ families from the Transcarpathian region who take part in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The evening was organized under the patronage of the Mayor of BudapestIstván Tarlós.

On November 19, 2014 the Institute’s students and sports teams won the 2nd place in the higher education establishments competition finals. In all, seven institutions from Transcarpathia participated in the sports event. Five sports teams and several individual participants from the Institute took part in the competition.

On November 20, 2014 students of the Institute remembered the 70th anniversary of deportation of Transcarpathian Hungarians to labour camps on the principle of collective guilt…

On November 20, 2014 Csaba Skultéty’s book “There’s countryside, precious little houses” was presented at the Institute.

On November 21, 2014 an international scientific conference was jointly organized by the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association, the Departments of History and Social Sciences of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, as well as the Tivadar Lehoczky Research Institute. Based on new documents and empirical studies lecturers arriving from four countries sought to clarify what happened to Hungarian men forcibly deported to labour camps by the Soviet occupiers in 1944.

On November 27, 2014 “Alumni in the World of Science” academic conference was held under the auspices of the Alumni Association of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. About thirty researchers – doctoral students, doctoral candidates and the Institute’s students – presented their research findings.

On November 27, 2014 Meeting of Musicians had been organised for the second time running by the Alumni Association of the Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute. Students of the Institute (tertiary level), Almanac ensemble consisting of the Institute’s students, Bettina Tóth with her band, and Pirigyi and the Guys band went on stage.

On November 28, 2014 Science Day was co-organized by the Institute’s Department of Biology and Chemistry, and the István Fodor Natural Science Research Institute.

On December 11, 2014 Advent charity concert was given by the Folk Orchestra of Culture House of Nagyszőlős and Women’s Chamber Choir of Art School named after Béla Bartók of Nagyszőlős at the Institute.

On December 18, 2014 conference titled “1944 –Year of Deportations. The Holocaust of Transcarpathia and “málenykij robot” in the collective memory of our peoples” was organized by the Tivadar Lehoczky Research Institute with the participation of history majors commemorating the 70th anniversary of deportation of the Hungarian and Jewish population of Transcarpathia in 1944.

On December 23, 2014 Christmas Eve festive programme was organized by the English Department Group of the Institute’s Philology Department. The Institute’s employees supported families of the soldiers from Transcarpathia fighting in Eastern Ukraine. 15 families in need received donations.