Transcarpathian HTDK Forum at the Rákóczi College

The 36th National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference (OTDK) took place in various locations in Hungary from April 3 to 27, 2023.

OTDK is a unique event that brings together participants from the scientific community, providing an opportunity for dedicated students to compete and present their work.

The Rákóczi College of Higher Education was represented in 8 of the 16 sections of this year’s OTDK. Over the past two years, students from Transcarpathia have qualified for the 36th OTDK based on their achievements at the Transcarpathian Scientific Students’ Associations Conference organized by the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College and the “GENIUS” Charity Foundation, under the professional supervision of the National Council of Student Research Societies’ TDK Without Borders (HTDK) program. In this spirit, an exchange of experiences and HTDK Forum took place on 11 May at the Rákóczi College.

Dr. Natália Váradi, the professional organizer of the event, associate professor of the college, office director of the “GENIUS” Charity Foundation, welcomed the participants.

“It is a great opportunity for the students of our college to attend a European-level National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, either as observers or as participants. It is an experience of a lifetime for everyone”,

emphasized Ildikó Orosz, President of Rákóczi College.

After the welcome speech, Tamás Weiszburg, President of the National Council of Student Research Societies (OTDT), summarised the results of the 36th OTDK and the Ukrainian aspects of the experience. Additionally, an overview of the aggregated data from the past 10 years of OTDK was presented, including the number of students and papers participating in the conference, as well as the number of attendees from beyond the borders.  At the end of his presentation, Tamás Weiszburg spoke about the organisational tasks that will be carried out with the organisers of the Transcarpathian Scientific Students’ Associations Conference.

Subsequently, Imola Kovács, the Office Manager of the Sapientia Hungariae Foundation, expressed gratitude to those who participated in the 36th National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference as presenters, jury members, observing teachers or observing students.

In the second half of the HTDK Forum, participants of the OTDK shared their experiences.

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