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  • 2021.06
  • Job opportunity: Hungarian Program Officer

    The Fulbright Commission in Budapest seeks a Hungarian Program Officer with a projected start date of September 1, 2021 The Fulbright Commission in Hungary operates as bilaterally funded foundation established by the US Embassy and the Ministry of Education in 1992. Governed by ten member Board appointed by the US Ambassador and the Hungarian Minister in charge of Higher Education, the Commission manages educational, cultural and academic exchanges between the US and Hungary with a staff of 6, and 50-60 Fulbright grantees per year, evenly divided among Hungarian and US students and professors. See www.fulbright.hu The Position: Full time Hungarian Program Officer with a minimum of 5, ideally 10, years of experience in international cultural, academic and educational exchange at university student and faculty level. Familiarity with US and Hungarian Higher Education systems preferred. Our mission is to promote and support academic, cultural and educational exchange at the university level between Hungary and the United States. Responsibilities, among others:
    • All aspects of recruiting and managing Hungarian student and faculty applicants to the Fulbright program;
    • Budgeting current and future grant costs, and preparing grant agreements;
    • Arranging for peer reviews and interviews of candidates;
    • Editing the call for applications
    • Communicating with US implementing partners, US universities and funding organizations;
    • Maintaining a database of Hungarian alumni, organizing events for returned and outgoing grantees, recruiting peer reviewers;
    • Preparing decision support materials for the Executive Director and Fulbright Board regarding grantee selections;
    • Finalizing placements of Hungarian grantees and assisting in the J-1/J-2 visa process.
    • Please review: https://www.fulbright.hu/for-hungarians/
    Skills and Talents:
    • Minimum BA or BSc degree
    • Attention to detail
    • Presentation skills
    • Social media and basic webpage editing
    • Ability to work independently on time-sensitive issues
    • Empathy and "people skills"
    • Thinking ahead and planning ability
    • Stress Management
    • Patience and humor
    • Professional and academic proficiency in English and Hungarian
    Our offer: Interesting, always-changing tasks in a small, family-like office on the campus of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (with home office arrangements too). Interaction with 100-150 new applicants per year, and our 1,000+ Hungarian alumni community. Salary, based on experience, competitive with university and non-profit professional remuneration in Hungary. Next Steps: Submit your resume/CV, and a cover letter that highlights your experience and skills needed for the position at your earliest convenience but not later than July 23. Please include the names and contact information of two-three references, people who know you well professionally. We anticipate a three-stage process, with two interviews with the semi-finalists. Submission address: job@fulbright.hu

  • 2021.05
  • U.S. alumnus offered long-term position at host university

    U.S. alumnus offered long-term position at host university by Jeffrey Griffitts Thanks to Fulbright Hungary and my time there in 2019, I have been offered a long-term position with the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) in Gödöllő. My Hungarian colleagues and I began discussion on a few research projects in 2019 that have shown promise in preliminary work. We will begin a new collaboration that will focus on trying to better understand the effects of microplastics on the inflammatory process in a transgenic Zebrafish model. In addition to the ongoing research project, I will be teaching several courses for the international graduate college at MATE. All of this was made possible through the Fulbright program. I am so thankful for that time and experience in 2019 that has helped foster these new relationships with my Hungarian colleagues and has helped further my career. My family and I are excited to be living, long-term, in such a welcoming and beautiful country!

  • 2021.03
  • U.S. Fulbright grantees welcomed in Budapest virtually

    U.S. Fulbright grantees welcomed in Budapest virtually In late January, 7 newly arrived U.S. Fulbright students and scholars participated in a unique orientation session in Budapest. U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs James Land greeted the group virtually, stressing the value of exchange, and encouraged them to develop and strengthen personal and professional ties between Hungary and the United States. ED Karoly Jokay noted that the grantees joined the ranks of the many notable Fulbright alumni who have participated in the global program since its inception 75 years ago. The Fulbright grantees will, for example, teach English, do peer advising, read Ottoman documents, study high-level math, offer courses in Native American studies, collaborate with medical researchers, and observe MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) investigators.

  • 2020.12
  • Alumni Books published in 2020

    Books by Hungarian Fulbright Alumni

    Miklós Vassányi '16: From Alaska to Yucatan: An American travel diary (in Hungarian)

    Balázs Lázár '00 (ed.): In Refuge - American Diplomats at U.S. Embassy Budapest on Cardinal Mindszenty 1957-1970

    Katalin Parti '13 (ed.): Juvenile Justice and Schools: Policing, Processing, and Programming

    Tamás Scheibner '18: Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe: Tropes and Trends

    Ágnes Hódi '19: Editing Measurement Tasks and Questionnaire Items (in Hungarian)

    Mónika Fodor '17: Ethnic Subjectivity in Intergenerational Memory Narratives - Politics of the Untold

    Csaba Lévai '17: Transatlantic slave-trade and the emergence of the slave systems in colonial English-British America (in Hungarian)

    Ákos Máthé '86 (ed.): Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of North America

    Géza Jeszenszky '84: Lost Prestige - Hungary's Changing Image in Britain 1894-1918

    Gábor Turi '13: American Jazz Diary (in Hungarian)

    Veronika Kusz '05: A Wayfaring Stranger - Ernst von Dohnányi's American Years, 1949-1960

    Péter Galbács '18: The Friedman-Lucas Transition in Macroeconomics - A Structuralist Approach

    Péter J. Sós '90: #megértjükegymást: Conversations on PR (in Hungarian)

    Katalin Sulyok '15: Science and Judicial Reasoning: The Legitimacy of International Environmental Adjudication

     

    Books by U.S. Fulbright Alumni

    Frank Baron '84: Stopping the Trains to Auschwitz, Budapest, 1944

    Ronald Johnson '04: Magic Happens! My Journey with the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony

    Thomas Tobin '17: Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers

    Leslie Waters '09: Borders on the Move, Territorial Change and Ethnic Cleansing in the Hungarian-Slovak Borderlands, 1938-1948

    Mary Henold '19: The Laywoman Project: Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

    Erika Sólyom '03: Senegalodream of Mine (in Hungarian)

    R. Chris Davis '06: Hungarian Religion, Romanian Blood, A Minority's Struggle for National Belonging, 1920–1945

    Karla Kelsey '10: Blood Feather

    Jacob Lucas '04: The Seed Vault (poetry collection)

    Jan Marie Fritz '16 (ed.): Clinical Sociology for Southern Africa

    Bill Issel '08: Coit Tower, a Novel of San Francisco

  • Fulbright Student Project Publishes Roma Eger by Chandler Fritz

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Roma Eger by Chandler Fritz

    This book is a culmination of seven months of work with the Eger Roma Residential College of Eszterházy Károly University, during which Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Chandler Fritz '19 interacted and collected paintings, recipes, and essays from students.

    "I write this note far from the artists, scholars, cooks, and friends who have created this book. It is a testament to the dedication of our supporters and the spirit of this group that such a project prevailed despite the distance. It is, in fact, entirely due to the proven commitment and resilience of the Roma students I met in Eger that I was able to pick myself up from the pandemic and play my small role in their great cause. If you’re anything like me, you could use a bit of that same inspiration these days. I'm proud to tell you, from the bottom of my heart, that you can find it in grand abundance in the work of these students."

    Fulbright Hungary is proud of its Roma English Teaching Assistant projects:

    and continue to expand collaboration with the Roma Residential Colleges and other foundations throughout Hungary in upcoming academic years.

    To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/roma_eger

    To download the booklet, see www.fulbright.hu/doc/Roma_Eger.pdf

  • 2020.10
  • Learning about a City through its Literature: Reflections on a Fulbright Scholar ...

    Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera, University of Puerto Rico

    It's March 2019. My family and I live at 64 Visegrádi utca, around the corner from Nyugati Railway Station. I'm a bit late for class. My son Santiago (5) and I hurry out the door to meet my wife Joanna and other son Alejandro (5 months), who were out for a stroll along the Danube.

    Reflections on a Fulbright Scholarship in Budapest

    My lecture in "Budapest in American Literature" that day is about Mark Twain's visit to Hungary, the farthest east he would go in Europe. I'm thinking about my slides. It was 120 years to the day of Twain's visit. He arrived on the train from Vienna to a gala reception at Nyugati.

    Our neighbors pass us in the hallway. I nod and say, "Szia! Jó napot."

    As we get in the elevator, Santiago shakes his head and says firmly: "Daddy, nem. It's sziasztok."

    "Sziasztok?" I was sure "szia" was "hello" in English. I had been saying it since we arrived.

    My son's formal training with Hungarian to that point involved soccer in the park, watching Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries in Hungarian, and post-it memos around our apartment that we recite each day. At campus I reviewed my notes from our language course during the Fulbright orientation. Yes, according to Annamaria Sas, "hello" is indeed "szia."

    But I asked my students anyway, out of curiosity: "Is 'hello' 'szia' or 'sziasztok'?"

    This was met with some polite laughter. "Well," said Gergő Teglasi, "it's actually both. 'Szia' is used to address one person. 'Sziasztok' is plural."

    "Ah, thanks," I replied.

    Hungarian is a superpower that my son has developed faster than me.

    During my stint as Országh László Chair in the Department of American Studies at ELTE, I gave lectures at several Hungarian universities (University of Debrecen, University of Pannonia, and Károli Gáspár University) and was invited to speak at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford. But that misty morning with my son, a bit late for class, is one of my fondest memories.

    I applied for a Fulbright in Budapest for the opportunity to learn about American Studies in a non-US setting, to develop a course (and eventually a book) on Budapest in American Literature and Film, and to learn more about the cross-cultural ties between Hungary and the US through critical studies of literature, film and the arts.

    My Fulbright application was submitted just a few weeks before Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico. After those months of hardship, when the award notification arrived a February day in 2018, my wife cried—she always had a dream to live to Europe: before we knew it, we were packing for an unforgettable time in one of the continent's most beautiful and exciting countries.

    Aside the magnificence of the city and its rich history, something I love about Budapest is the importance given to literary and intellectual culture. Hungarians revere writers. While the US has a monument to an unknown soldier, the Hungarian capital has a statue dedicated to an unknown writer. (They also have a Mark Twain postage stamp!)

    Learning about a city through its literature brings travel and scholarship and new friendships together. Fulbright provided many wonderful experiences and opportunities to do just that—and among the most fulfilling was collaborating with my students, whose insights and partnership have extended long after the grant term. In November 2020, two doctoral students from ELTE—Rabéb Touìhrí and Endah Sapturi—will give a guest lecture to my class in Puerto Rico.

    Reflections on a Fulbright Scholarship in Budapest

    I feel very fortunate to have been affiliated with ELTE, as some of the faculty scholarship—like Vera Benczik's deft perspectives of space, place, and identity in post-9/11 films, and Orsolya Putz's innovative book, Metaphor and National Identity: Alternative conceptualization of the Treaty of Trianon—have exciting intersections with language, sovereignty, migration, empire, war, and intercultural spaces, concepts that are seminal to my research. Working there pushed me to think about my scholarship in new contexts and to consider the role that literature and creativity have across many social and political axes.

    "Last week I was going down with the family to Budapest to lecture," wrote Mark Twain in 1899. "Had a great time. At the banquet I heard their chief orator make a most graceful and easy and beautiful and delicious speech—I never heard one that enchanted me more—although I did not understand a word of it, since it was in Hungarian. But the art of it! it was superlative. They are wonderful scholars."

    I have to agree.

    ***

    Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera is a professor of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico.

  • 2020.09
  • Dr. Michael Penkava passed away on September 6, 2020

    Dr. Michael Penkava passed away on September 6, 2020

    As a Professor of Mathematics of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, he came to Hungary on a Fulbright grant in January 2008 to collaborate with mathematicians of Eötvös Loránd University.

    Ever since that time, he returned to Hungary twice a year - each time with a fun story, and with lots of energy to continue his research with his Hungarian colleagues. The last time he visited our office, he was pale and tired, but ready to fight his illness. We are sorry he did not succeed. He is part of Fulbright Hungary history. We remember him fondly.

  • 2020.06
  • Fulbright Hungary launches John von Neumann Distinguished Award in STEM

    Thanks to significantly increased funding from the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Fulbright Hungary proudly announces a new distinguished grant in STEM for US scholars starting in the Academic Year 2022-23 competition (deadline: September 15, 2021). See: awards.cies.org/content/john-von-neumann-distinguished-award-stem Named after Hungarian-American scientist John von Neumann, who was born in Budapest, emigrated to the US in the early 1930s to Princeton, where he made major contributions in mathematics, physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and quantum statistical mechanics), economics (game theory), computing (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics. Priority areas for the von Neumann grant include, but are not limited to: autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G networks, molecular biology, physics and material science. Some Hungarian institutions that specialize in these fields:
    • ELI-ALPS Institute in Szeged: Extreme Light Infrastructure research center funded by the European Union for attosecond projects. ELI is connected to the particle and x-ray center in Prague and the photonuclear center in Bucharest, Romania. Hungarian university researchers and their departments have access to ELI.
    • ZalaZONE Test Track in Zalaegerszeg, whose mission is to: "Establish a full-range validation facility for the vehicles and communication technologies of the future enabling multi-level testing opportunities from prototype tests till serial products development." ZalaZONE is affiliated with three Hungarian universities.
    • Biological Research Centre, Szeged, affiliated with the University of Szeged, is a European Union Centre of Excellence, focuses on: biophysics, biochemistry, genetics, plant biology.
    While US scholars are free to associate with any university in Hungary, the following departments have direct relationships with the priority institutes listed above and have strong ties to the Fulbright Commission in Hungary: Scholars, of course, may seek affiliation with any accredited research facility and university not on the above list. For more information, please contact Annamaria Sas, US Program Officer or Károly Jókay, Executive Director.

  • 2020.05
  • Fulbright Hungary May 2020 Update

    What has been happening at Fulbright Hungary since the Covid outbreak arrived in early March?

    March and April:

    The Fulbright office has switched to a work-at-home model on March 13th, as the Technical University campus, including our building, closed that week and we do not know when the campus will reopen. We have access to the office if needed.

    The State Department in March issued a level 4 travel warning covering all of the EU, and we had to ask our US grantees to leave Hungary at their earliest convenience. All but two US grantees have left Hungary by early April.

    All but 5 Hungarian grantees in the US have returned already.

    Despite rumors about the global Fulbright program, all of our grantees have been paid until the end of their original grant agreements.

    Academic Year 2020-21:

    There are several "known unknowns" and "known knowns" (credit to Secretary Rumsfeld) that directly affect our grantees already selected for Academic Year 2020-21.

    The global Fulbright program will be fully reinstated on January 1, 2021.

    All of our Hungarian and US grantees, with a few exceptions, will start their grants in January, most of them for the original duration of the grants. US students will be able to choose between 6, 7, and 8 month grants (taking them through August, 2021).

    We will have 13 Hungarian students and 12 researchers, as well as 12 US researchers and 11 students during the 2020-21 academic year.

    We do not know when:

    a) the level 4 Travel Warning will be lifted for the EU,

    b) when the US will allow EU citizens to travel to the US,

    c) when the Schengen Zone will allow US citizens entry,

    d) when airlines will fly again and

    e) when US and Hungarian universities will reopen for real (on-line does not really count, as Fulbright does not support off-site, online-only enrollment).

    Academic Year 2021-22:

    Despite complete uncertainty, we are recruiting for the 2021-22 Academic year, and expect Hungarian applications to arrive at the end of May and in October. US students have an October 13th deadline and scholars face a September 15th deadline. We will interview Hungarian applicants as usual in late June and early July, as well as late November. These could be on-line for the first time ever, we shall see.

  • In Loving Memory of Dr. Beatrix Kotlan

    In Loving Memory of Dr. Beatrix Kotlan

    A few words of parting by Rita Hoffmann '19, one of her fellow Fulbrighters:

    "April 29th was the end of a long, difficult and merciless marathon. Bea did not arrive at a finish line of her choosing. But she is there now, exhausted, in eternal silence. Bea was an enthusiastic Fulbrighter, a community organizer, a struggling heroine, stubborn but all the more humble. God be with you dear Bea, may you rest in peace, you restless, eternally cheerful soul who strived for justice and a better world."

    Dr. Beatrix Kotlan was awarded a Fulbright research grant twice along with numerous other prestigious international fellowships. She did her Fulbright research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, in Santa Monica, CA (2006-2007) and the University of Texas Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2014-2015).

    Dr. Beatrix Kotlan was a leading researcher in biology and immunology at the National Institute of Oncology in Budapest, Hungary. She dedicated her entire life to research, first of all cancer research. She truly believed in the potential of immunotherapy. As a Fulbright researcher, she worked on developing this form of therapy.

    As a member of the Hungarian League Against Cancer, she regularly organized and supported free time activities, fundraising runs and walks in the true spirit of fighting against cancer.

  • 2020.02
  • Hungary to quadruple its support to Fulbright by 2022

    Hungary to quadruple its support to Fulbright by 2022

    Fulbright Hungary is proud to announce that the Government of Hungary has decided to quadruple its contribution to the Fulbright Commission by 2022. Starting in 2020, support has doubled to $344,000. After another increment in 2021, by 2022 support is expected to reach $690,000 per year (HUF 200 million, subject to exchange rate fluctuations). With this largest ever increase and absolute amount, Hungary and the United States will be near parity.

    In Hungarian forint term, Hungarian government support in 2019 was HUF 50 million and raised to HUF 100 million in 2020, HUF 150 million in 2021 and finally HUF 200 million in 2022.

    The bilateral, so-called "Pre-Commission" program started in 1978 in Hungary, with over 1,100 Hungarian and 900 US alumni to date. With the signing of the first bilateral agreement in 1990, the Commission has been in operation since February, 1992.

    This increase, along with continued US support (approx. $850,000 annually) at current levels, would mean the following:

    *Higher levels of tuition support for Hungarian students, as well as larger stipends for US grantees in Hungary and Hungarian grantees in the US, increasing ouor competitiveness.

    *Shorter lists of alternate grantees, that is, a larger portion of high-quality applicants may receive support in contrast to our usual waiting lists.

    *Thanks to cost-sharing agreements with US and Hungarian universities, we will increase the number of grantees from the historical average of about 40 to 50 in AY 2020, and by 2022, we expect to have 60 grantees per year.

    *We will continue to encourage applications representing all fields and all geographic areas in both countries. First-generation students, traditionally underrepresented persons from universities new to Fulbright and urban universities are particularly welcome. In Hungary we recruit intensively outside of Budapest and seek to place US grantees in all parts of the country.

    *We are competing with 160 countries in the global Fulbright program, and have experienced twice to three times as many applicants as we have slots.

    *Down the road, we will continue to support academic and geographic diversity, but expect to place a larger emphasis on the STEM fields starting in the Academic Year 2021-22 recruiting cycle.

    Press Conference from left to right: Marc Dillard, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Hungary; Károly Jókay, Executive Director, Fulbright Hungary, Zsigmond Perényi, State secretary for EU funds, Ministry for Innovation and Technology
    Hungary to quadruple its support to Fulbright by 2022

  • 2019.12
  • Fulbright Hungary visit to Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky

    Fulbright Hungary considers it a priority to visit US campuses, look up alumni, meet campus advisors, as well as to inform potential applicants interested in Hungary and the Central European region.

    Fulbright Hungary co-sponsored the annual meeting of the Fulbright Association in Washington in October, 2019. We hosted the kick-off reception at Marymount University on the first day of the conference.

    Fulbright Hungary visit to Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky

    After the Fulbright Association and Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, ED Károly Jókay visited the University of Virginia, West Virginia University, Marshall University (WV) and the University of Kentucky in late October, 2019.

    Fulbright Hungary visit to Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky

    The international directors, deans in charge of study abroad and foreign students, as well as key alumni acted as hosts. Jókay met with Fulbright alumni of Hungary and other programs, with faculty and students interested in Fulbright grants in general and in some cases specifically Hungary or Central Europe. Each university offers programs and specializations that are of interest to future Hungarian scholars and students.

    Fulbright Hungary visit to Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky

    Fulbright Hungary looks forward to receiving applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year from the communities of scholars and students at these institutions. We will certainly encourage our Hungarian applicants to consider these US hosts in their applications.

  • 2019.11
  • Chargé d'affaires Marc Dillard visits Fulbright Office

    Chargé d'affaires Marc Dillard visits Fulbright Office (Nov. 12, 2019)

    Fulbright Hungary was honored to host Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard, Cultural Affairs Officer and Fulbright Hungary Board Member Lauren A. Perlaza and Public Affairs Assistant Katalin Bíró today at our offices. Our guests visited the EducationUSA advising office, and spoke with all program officers and staff members about their roles in keeping Fulbright running. Mr. Dillard was then briefed by Executive Director Károly Jókay on key aspects of our program such as grantee numbers, geographic and topical diversity, as well as plans for upcoming academic years.

    Chargé d'affaires Marc Dillard visits Fulbright Office (Nov. 12, 2019)

  • 2019.10
  • Breaking Down Walls, Building the Future Conference

    The U.S. Embassy in Hungary and Fulbright Hungary organized a conference at ELTE Faculty of Law Aula Magna titled "Breaking Down Walls, Building the Future" dedicated to commemorating the 30th anniversary of regime change in Hungary on October 17th, 2019

    Plenary Session
    Opening remarks: U.S. Ambassador David Cornstein

    Introducing the Speakers: Tibor Frank, Professor Emeritus, ELTE
    Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Chair of the Fulbright Board, Fulbright alum

    Keynote Speech on Political Change: "The View from Szabadság tér"
    Donald Kursch, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest in 1989

    Keynote Speech on Economic Change: "Hungary Rejoins the Community of Market Economies"
    Péter Ákos Bod, Professor of Economics, Corvinus University, Former Minister of Industry and Trade, Former Governor of the National Bank of Hungary

    Thematic Panels
    1. Parting the Iron Curtain
    "What happened to the Iron Curtain?"

    László Vass, Fulbright alum, Secretary to Imre Pozsgay in 1989
    Rector Emeritus, Metropolitan University Budapest

    Gábor Turi, Fulbright alum, Journalist, Debrecen organizer of the Pan-European Picnic
    Former Director, Center for External Relations, University of Debrecen

    Comments: Anna Péczeli, Fulbright alumna, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University

    2. From Underground to Protest to Commercialization: Musics and the Arts

    "Cult Films and Political Change"
    András Réz, Art Director, Werk Academy Art School

    "Music as Rebellion"
    Tamás Nyirkos, Senior Lecturer, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of International Studies and Political Science

    Comments: Tibor Glant, Fulbright alum, University of Debrecen, Institute of English and American Studies

    Musical Interlude: American Jazz by Gábor Turi, Fulbright alum, jazz historian

    3. Studying America or Studying in America?

    "Hungary Pre-1990: Chicken Factory Reproduces, No Credit Class, Phone Tapped"
    Donald Morse, Fulbright alum, First Elected Chair on Fulbright Board, Professor of US literature at University of Debrecen, Emeritus Professor,
    Oakland University

    "American studies/studying in America"
    Réka Cristian, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of American Studies, Institute of English & American Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of
    Szeged

    Comments: Mirjam Donáth, Fulbright alumna in Journalism, Columbia University

    4. Closing Session, Summary Remarks
    Wrap-up comments: Jessica Storey-Nagy, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Student, Indiana University
    Closing Remarks by Károly Jókay, Executiv Director

    On the next day, October 18, 2019 participants of the conference visited Sopron. First they visited the Mayor's Office, where the group was welcome by the newly elected Mayor, Ciprián Farkas.

    Donald Kursch also shared his thoughs about the city's important role in the events of 1989. He met students of the University of Sopron while the group was doing a short sightseeing tour in the historical center of the town. In the afternoon participants visited the Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park. László Nagy, eye-witness of the opening of the border between Austria and Hungary and Secretary of the Pan-European Picnic Foundation and László Vass, Secretary to Imre Pozsgay in 1989 gave a short talk remembering of what happened on August 19, 1989. After that participants did a quiz in small groups about what they learnt during the conference and the field trip. They worked enthusiastically on the task. This was a great way to conclude the program.

  • Selection of Hungarian student grantees AY 2020-2021

    Selection of Hungarian student grantees AY 2020-2021

    The Fulbright Commission is proud to announce the selection of 13 Hungarian students and the nomination of 3 Humphrey candidates for Academic Year 2020-21. Many thanks to 56 peer reviewers (almost all HU and US alumni) who evaluated 57 student and 8 Humphrey applications of the 63 and 8 received.

    We conducted 51 interviews during July, 2019, and this led to the selection of 13 student Fulbrighters and 3 Humphrey nominees for 2020-21. Of those 13, 10 will being doing research as Visiting Student Researchers (VSR) and three will seek admission to degree-granting programs.

    Five of our Board members, 6 alumni and 4 friends of Fulbright helped us with the 20 minute long interviews.

    We are very proud that the applicants reflected 32 distinct academic fields, and those selected each represent a distinct academic field.

    The Hungarian scholar deadline for AY 2020-21 was October 10th, and we received a near record-breaking number of applications from Hungarian lecturers and reseachers.

    All of this, of course, is with the help of our US and Hungarian alumni community. Thank you again.

  • Marymount University President Irma Becerra Hosted by Fulbright Hungary

    From left to right:  Stefan Fedor, Professor Miklós Lévay, Professor Katalin Nagy, Professor Stephanie Foster, Károly Jókay, President Irma Becerra, Victoria Tsang, Mrs. Erika Fedor (not pictured, Andrea Tóth)

    Marymount University President Irma Becerra, Trustee Stefan Fedor and his wife Erika, as well as Professor Stephanie Foster were hosted by Fulbright Hungary Executive Director Károly Jókay on September 27th, 2019.

    The delegation from Marymount visited a set of partner universities and institutions during their sojourn. Fulbright Hungary and Marymount University have a cooperation agreement, and the first Fulbright scholar from Hungary arrived at Marymount in August, 2019.

    President Becerra met a select group of Fulbright Hungary alumni representing many academic fields. Juvenile justice (Professor Miklós Lévay, ELTE Law School), dentistry (Professor Katalin Nagy, University of Szeged), intellectual property law (Dr. Andrea Tóth, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office) and one active US student English Teaching Assistant, Ms. Victoria Tsang, who is working in our EducationUSA advising office and hails from Baruch College.

    We hope Marymount University will send us their best student and scholar applicants, and Fulbright Hungary will certainly recommend Marymount to those Hungarians interested in Fulbright grants.

  • 2019.06
  • Fulbright Student Project Publishes Together We Dream: Roma in Eastern Hungary

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Together We Dream: Roma in Eastern Hungary

    This book is a culmination of nine months of work with the Real Pearl Foundation (Igazgyöngy Alapítvány), during which Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Larissa Peltola '18 interacted and conducted interviews with the community members of Told and Berettyóújfalu, Hungary

    "The goal of this book is to explore the beauty of Roma identities in Eastern Hungary through interviews with Roma speaking on their own terms about their lives, the challenges they face and the dreams that they hold for themselves, their families, their communities, and their country. Through this book, I hope that each reader will be inspired to support Roma causes in Europe, challenge and question pre-conceived notions of the Roma, and celebrate the beauty of their communities, as well as our shared and collective identity as human beings. I hope that we can all embrace the fact that, as human beings, we have more to connect us than to divide us."

    Fulbright Hungary is proud of its Roma English Teaching Assistant projects:

    and hopes to expand and continue collaboration with the Roma Residential Colleges and other foundations throughout Hungary in upcoming academic years.

    To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/together_we_dream_roma_in_eastern_h

    To download the booklet, see www.fulbright.hu/doc/Together_We_Dream_Roma_in_Eastern_Hungary.pdf

  • 2019.04
  • Brownbag to Debrecen and Hortobágy National Park in April, 2019

    Brownbag to Debrecen and Hortobágy National Park (April, 2019)

    One of our grantees' favorite activities in Hungary is going on brown bag excursions in Budapest and to spots all over Hungary.

    A good group of our student and scholar grantees travelled to Debrecen and the Hortobágy National Park in early April. Despite the less than perfect weather, our group showed good cheer and started the tour by stopping by at the University of Debrecen and its numerous Fulbright alumni commmunity. They were greeted by Fulbrighter, former board chair and former Rector Professor Zoltán Abádi-Nagy and Fulbrighters Professors Tibor Glant and Péter Csató.

    Later on that day, we saw the Museum of the Reformed College of Debrecen (est. 1538), the Great Calvinist Church, as well as the Déry Museum with its three monumental Munkácsy paintings of the trial, convinction and cruxifiction of Jesus. The next day the group endured wind and bumpy roads to see the stud farm, hairy sheep, and the safari park in the Hortobágy National Park. These challenges were smoothed over with a hearty meal in the csárda (inn) by the bridge with 9 arches before the quiet journey home.

  • Fulbright Hungary Tours 4 US Campuses in March, 2019

    Fulbright Hungary firmly believes that visiting US campuses, especially those that have our alumni in place, or those that have not sent students or scholars to Hungary in a while or ever, deserve our time and effort.

    Following up on a trip in October-November 2018 (University of South Florida, Auburn University, University of Georgia and University of South Carolina Upstate), Executive Director Károly Jókay visited 4 campuses this March. The purposes of these visits included: meeting Fulbright Hungary alumni, discussing opportunties in Hungary and the rest of the V4+2 region (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania) with faculty advisors and internationalization officers, holding public lectures targeting student and faculty recruitment to our region, and finally, exploring opportunities for collaboration such as cost-sharing agreements and other events in Hungary for visiting US university people.

    Wheaton College

    Professor David van Dyke ('18 Eszterházy Károly University) hosted Károly at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois). David is working on joint projects with Semmelweis University, including a dual degree in family and marriage therapy. We expect that David will be a frequent return visitor to Hungary, and that some of his students and colleagues will be in our applicant pool soon.

    The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana is best known as Károly's alma mater where he earned his MA and PhD in Political Science almost 30 years ago. As a top producer of both in-bound and out-bound Fulbright students and scholars, U of Illinois has not been present in the Fulbright Hungary program. We were able to clarify our selection criteria, and offer a detailed explanation of the type of specialized grants we offer. Meeting with potential student and scholar applicants, as well doing an all-campus talk on V4+2 programs, will produce benefits down the road.

    Marymount University

    Marymount University is hosting its first Fulbright scholar in living memory in AY 2020-21, and she is a Fulbright Hungary grantee. ED Jókay attended the formal inauguration of President Irma Becerra. Many Marymount faculty expressed an interest in applying for a grant in Hungary, and President Becerra announced in her inaugural speech that raising Marymount's Fulbright program participation is one of her key priorities (Momentum: Strategic Plan 2019-2024). Fulbright Hungary's newest partner Széchenyi István University was also present at the inauguration, and ED Jókay had the pleasure of taking part in a ceremony at which Marymount and Széchenyi signed a cooperation agreement.

    Jókay's final stop was the University of Pittsburgh and its Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Associate Director of REEES Zsuzsánna Magdó and the Honors College arranged for a day of 9+ meetings that included: the Hungarian Program, area studies programs, Scholarship mentors from the Honors College, the Center for Legal Education, Global Engagement, Center for International Studies and Study Abroad, and finally the Fulbright Association of Greater Pittsburgh. A general presentation on V4+2 opportunities had about 25 student and faculty audience members, and it seems that UPitt faculty and students will visit Fulbright Hungary on their next research foray.

    University of Pittsburgh

  • 2018.12
  • Fulbright Hungary tours NY, FL, AL, SC, GA, VA, Alumni Present at HMAA Conferenc ...

    50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hungarian Medical Association of America

    Fulbright Hungary Executive Director Károly Jókay went on a tour of current and potential Fulbright partners, visited alumni, took part in events organized by Fulbright alumni and had discussions with counterparts at IIE and the State Department in November

    His tour started in New York, with a visit to IIE, City University and Columbia, and a pleasant evening with the Hungarian Information Exchange organized by alumni: Imre Varjú ('16 Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School) and Zsuzsanna Gedeon ('14 NYU). After New York, he ended up on Sarasota at the 50th meeting of the American Hungarian Medical Association (HMAA), where 8 alumni, both Americans and Hungarians, reported on their research and Fulbright experience.

    Following Sarasota, ED Jókay visited the University of South Florida (USF) where he addressed the Central Florida Fulbright Association and spent a day and a half on campus talking to students and faculty. Later that week, he ended up at Auburn University in Alabama, where he was hosted by alum James Long for a day of meetings with students and faculty. The following week he went to the University of Georgia to spread the word on Fulbright Hungary and a day later found himself in Greenville/Spartanburg at the University of South Carolina Upstate campus, where the 2018 summer capacity building tour alum Alex Akulli showed him around and continued to build relationship. To close off those busy two weeks, in Washington ED Jókay visited Marymount University, met with alumni, attended the Spanish Commission's 70th Anniversary reception and advocated for Fulbright with State Department colleagues.

  • 2018.11
  • Visit to the Bakony Mountains

    Visit to the Bakony Mountains

    The Commission organized a visit to the Bakony Mountains for U.S. Fulbright grantees on October 5-6, 2018. The group visited the University of Pannonia hosted by Szilárd Szentgyörgyi ('15 Nazareth College) and the American Corner in Veszprém; the Cistercian Abbey of Zirc and the Pannon Observatory in Bakonybél. The next day the tour continued in Pápa at the Kékfestő (Blue-dyeing) Museum, the High School of the Reformed Church and Pannonia Reformata Museum followed by a visit to the Esterházy Mansion.

    Visit to the Bakony Mountains

  • 2018.10
  • Fulbright Hungary and Indiana University Maurer Law School Sign Agreement

    Fulbright Hungary and Indiana University Maurer Law School Sign Agreement

    October 12, 2018: Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Affairs at the IU Maurer Law School and Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Hungary, signed an agreement to support up to two LLM students at IU in the area of Intellectual Property Law.

    IU Maurer's unique intellectual property LLM program, and Hungary's need for innovation management, technology transfer and commercialization, are a perfect match for Hungarian Fulbright students who will apply in 2019 for the program starting in Academic Year 2020-21.

    Fulbright will enjoy a significant tuition discount and other in-kind support from IU, while the Commission will continue to identify other sources of funding to ensure that the best qualified candidates may be identified and sent to IU Maurer into the future.
    Fulbright will enjoy a significant tuition discount and other in-kind support from IU, while the Commission will continue to identify other sources of funding to ensure that the best qualified candidates may be identified and sent to IU Maurer into the future.

    Stay tuned for our awards catalog for 2020-21!

  • 2018.07
  • US Study Abroad Capacity Building tour 2018

    US Study Abroad Capacity Building tour 2018

    The Commission organized the 3rd U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour for 10 representatives of U.S. universities between June 3-9, 2018

    Day 1

    The workshop on Internationalization of the Hungarian Higher Education was hosted by Orsolya Jánosik (Deputy Director, Division of Study in Hungary, TEMPUS Foundation). The activities of the Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center were presented by Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director and Ms. Kornélia Litkei, Senior Adviser. U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour participants met representatives of CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design.

    Day 2

    The 10 representatives of US universities visited the Central European University and met representatives of Roma educational institutions: Evelin Farkas, Jesuit Roma Residential College and Mária Bogdán ('08 Columbia University), CEU – Romani Studies Program.

    The group visited the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics hosted by Dean Kristóf Iván ('11 UC Berkeley) and a workshop was organized with representatives of University of Debrecen (Orsolya Jánosy, Head of International Affairs), Corvinus University of Budapest (István Vilmos Kovács, Director of International Relations and Innovation) and Eötvös Loránd University of Science (Dr. Ferenc Takó, Head of International Strategy Office).

    Day 3

    Capacity Building tour participants visited the University of Szeged by bus and participated in a workshop on the university's international programs, policy led by Vice Rector Katalin Nagy ('02 Cornell Medical College, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). The group also visited the American Corner, the ELI - Extreme Light Infrastucture Laser Facility and met members of Fulbright Alumni Association Szeged Chapter.

    Day 4

    The group visited the Metropolitan University of Budapest Art Campus hosted by Dean György Túry ('12 Ohio State University) and met representatives of The Hungarian University of Fine Arts (É. Kiss Piroska). Later that day the group visited the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music hosted by Orsolya Freytag and Gyula Fekete ('94 Northwestern University & '04 Chicago College of Performing Arts). The day concluded with a visit to the Hungarian Parliament and a concert at the Academy of Music.

    Day 5

    Visit to BSM - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, workshop on Mathematics education in Hungary (Director Dezső Miklós)

    Visit to AIT - Aquincum Institute of Technology, Budapest, workshop on mission, concept and practice (Gábor Bojár, Entrepreneur and Founder; András Recski, Academic Director)

  • 2018.06
  • Fulbright Flex researcher Johann Rafelski at Wigner Centre for Physics

    Johann Rafelski from The University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, was awarded a Senior Flex Fulbright Fellowship to visit in Summer 2019 and 2020 the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest. Eugene Paul Wigner was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, engineer and mathematician who won Noble prize in 1963. The Wigner Institute is the largest Hungarian fundamental science research center where the research legacy of Prof. Wigner continues. Rafelski will be given the title "Distingusihed Wigner Professor" by this institute.

    Rafelski's primary host is Prof. Tamás Biró, vice-director of the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, incorporating half of the Wigner Centre. Prof. Rafelski is well known to the Hungarian Physics community, and this relation has roots that go back nearly 40 years, when the young Dr. Rafelski proposed "Strangeness Signature" of the primordial phase of matter, the quark-gluon plasma. At that time a bit younger graduate student Tamas Biro was charged by his supervisor Prof. Dr. Joseph Zimanyi to review Rafelski's ideas and to improve the mathematical-theoretical description. The effort of Biro and Zimanyi helped Rafelski to refine his proposal further which became one of the corner stones of the research field where, since then, a few thousand scientists perform experiments at largest particle colliders simulating the Big-Bang conditions in the laboratory.

    A low level connection of Rafelski with Budapest continued for the following decades. For example after Rafelski started the new conference series "Strangeness in Quark Matter", within a few years in late '90s the meeting took place in Budapest. However, a direct collaborative research effort of Rafelski and Biro did not occur even though both work in parallel to this day in several research fields. This possibility has been opened now by the Fulbright Flex Program.

    Both researchers seen in the picture came to visit the Fulbright office in Budapest during a preparatory visit June 19, 2018 (Rafelski on right). They are looking forward to a fruitful and rewarding joint effort addressing the most intriguing current questions in the area of fundamental theoretical physics.

  • 2018.05
  • Alumni James Long to organize a visit for his Auburn University students to Hung ...

    Alumni James Long to organize a visit for his Auburn University students to Hungary

    Dr. James Long, Associate Professor of Accounting at Auburn University and a Fulbright scholar to Hungary in 2017, returned this May to organize a visit for a group of Auburn’s Master of Accountancy students in 2019. He met with a number of Hungarian colleagues, including ED Károly Jókay and Ms. Annamária Sas, American Grantee Program Officer at Fulbright Hungary, Fulbright Board member Zita Zoltayné Paprika, Dean of the Corvinus University of Budapest Business School, and several members of the Corvinus University faculty.

    "It was wonderful to return to Hungary, catch up with friends and colleagues, and lay the groundwork to bring our students here next year," said Long. "I had a fantastic Fulbright experience, and cannot wait for our students to have a similar opportunity to learn more about Hungary and its people." During the trip, Auburn’s students will visit Hungarian businesses and historic/cultural attractions, attend lectures, and interact with Hungarian students to learn about Hungary’s culture, history, and political and economic environments.

  • Twenty two Hungarian Fulbrighters on their way to the US AY 2018-19

    Twenty two Hungarian Fulbrighters on their way to the US AY 2018-19

    Fulbright Hungary held its annual orientation and farewell cruise for 22 Hungarian Fulbrighters selected for grants during Academic Year 2018-19.

    We also said goodbye to US scholars and students the same day, May 11, 2018, during the cruise.

    The class of 2018-19 has 22 members and includes 1 Humphrey Fellow on the way to Arizona State University, 10 students from all types of fields and 11 scholars. A large proportion of these grantees came from the University of Szeged and the research network of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. All in all, 19 different public institutions, universities, private firms and research organizations are represented, and each person comes from a different academic field.

    The students and scholars are headed to the following public and private universities in the US: Cleveland State University, Central Connecticut St. University, U. of Vermont, U. of Tennessee, U. of Maryland, Duke, Indiana University, U. of Pennsylvania, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Stanford, U. of Washington, U. of Missouri, Hult, Rutgers, TCU, Stony Brook, UCLA, Northwestern, Penn State and Harvard.

    Congratulations and we look forward to hearing about the great things they will do during their grant years.

  • Fulbright Hungary tours Ohio, Grantees and Alumni Present at Hungarian Studies C ...

    Fulbright Hungary tours Ohio, Grantees and Alumni Present at Hungarian Studies Conference in Cleveland

    Fulbright Hungary Executive Director Károly Jókay toured 4 separate types of colleges and universities in Northern Ohio in April. Stops included visiting Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State Universty with whom Fulbright has a 5 year partnership, Ohio Northern University, a first generation rural institution in Ada, Ohio, as well as a small liberal arts college, Kenyon College. At all stops ED Jokay met with faculty advisors, in some locations Deans, but in all cases with students and faculty interested in Fulbright grants to not only Hungary but to the rest of the "V6" countries, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

    The second part of this visit was to provide the keynote address opening the annual conference of the American Hungarian Educators' Association, held at Cleveland State University this year. Current Fulbright grantees from Hungary and US alumni constituted a significant portion of the audience and presenters. A key social event was a reception held in honor of Fulbright at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum, where Fulbright Hungary alumni, current grantees, as well as the general Hungarian community were in attendance.

    Next year's conference will be at University of Pittsburgh in early April, 2019, and Fulbright plans to make a strong showing there as well.

    Fulbright Hungary tours Ohio, Grantees and Alumni Present at Hungarian Studies Conference in Cleveland

    ED Károly Jókay with alumni Sarah Lucas ('16 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Mónika Fodor ('17 Cleveland State University)

  • Fulbright Hungary hosts all European Executive Directors

    Fulbright Hungary hosts all European Executive Directors

    For the first time since 1998, Fulbright Hungary hosted 20 Executive Directors from Commissions all over Europe (Greece and France sent their regrets). The group held its sessions in Central European University's conference center (Nádor utca) over April 18-20.

    With participants from the University of Arkansas and the State Department's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, the event covered issues such as the EU's General Directive on Privacy Rights (GDPR) with a guest speaker from a Brussels law firm, as well as recruiting and alumni development challenges in difficult budgetary times.

    The US Embassy co-sponsored a reception for our Fulbright Hungary grantees, stakeholders and our guests, and we could not leave out a cruise on the Danube with Fulbright alumni and friends the next night.

    The deliberations led to many specific offers to cooperate and to assist each other among Commissions in Europe. The next encounter will take place on May 24th in Washington, DC, when US Fulbright alumni, the US Fulbright Association and over 30 executive directors from around the world converge on Capitol Hill for "Fulbright Advocacy Day".

    Fulbright Hungary hosts all European Executive Directors

  • 2018.04
  • Fulbright Hungary Director Addresses Fulbright Week Reception at The Ohio State ...

    Fulbright Hungary Director Addresses Fulbright Week Reception at The Ohio State University

    The Ohio State University's Office of International Affairs invited Károly Jókay to be the keynote speaker at their annual Fulbright Week Reception held in Columbus, March 29, 2018. Jókay spoke after remarks by OSU's President Michael V. Drake and Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, Dr. Gifty Ako-Adounvo.

    Jókay met with 20+ OSU faculty and student advisors, as well as 6 potential student applicants interested in applying for the 2019-20 academic year.

    During those consultations, and in his speech, "Fulbright Programs at 72: Views from Central Europe"," Jókay spoke on behalf of the Visegrád 4 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) as well as Romania and Bulgaria, emphasizing the region as an alternative grantee destination. For the address itself, see:

  • 2018.03
  • Loudoun Valley-Ady Endre high school partnership

    Loudoun Valley-Ady Endre high school partnership

    This March, between 16th and 27th the current exchange trip between Debreceni Ady Endre Gimnázium and Loudoun Valley High School was realised. The partnership between the two high schools started in 2010 when Kent Bailey and Erika Galambosné Hornyák were both Fulbright Teacher Exchange grantees and spent a fruitful school year in each other's schools. So far, this was the ninth exchange trip of students and thus, about 250 students became part of the extended Fulbright family and experience.

    Beyond the cultural experience of hosted by foreign families and going to a foreign school the Hungarian trip always has an extra educational purpose: taking part of the KarMUN - Karinthy Model United Nations Conference. This year's theme was "Fighting inequality". During the 3 days of the conference the students participate in debates and create UN resolutions while using diplomatic English and getting to know other fellow delegates of more than 20 international and Hungarian schools.

  • 2018.02
  • Dennis Gabor Award 2017

    Gábor Stépán ('94 California Institute of Technology) received the prestigious Dennis Gabor Award in the Hungarian Parliament Building for his outstanding researches in the field of engineering. He is the 4th Fulbrighter to be awarded following Balázs Sarkadi ('00 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) in 2006; István Peták ('97 St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memphis) in 2012 and András Dinnyés ('92 National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution) in 2013.

  • 2017.12
  • Zimányi-COST Winter School 2017 on Heavy Ion Physics

    Zimányi-COST Winter School 2017 on Heavy Ion Physics

    Zimányi-COST Winter School 2017 on Heavy Ion Physics in Budapest was organized and contributed by 5 Hungarian Fulbright alumni:

    • Tamás Csörgő '96 Columbia University
    • Máté Csanád '05 SUNY Stony Brook University & Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Róbert Vértesi '06 Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Márton Nagy '16 Stony Brook University
    • Dániel Kincses '18 Stony Brook University

  • 2017.11
  • 5th Disability Studies Conference

    5th Disability Studies Conference

    7 Fulbright alumni:

    • István Muzsnai ('87 Gallaudet College)
    • György Könczei ('04 City University of New York)
    • Kristóf Iván ('11 University of California, Berkeley)
    • Rita Hoffmann ('11 University of California, Berkeley)
    • Mária Flamich ('11 University of California, Berkeley)
    • Beatrix Kotlán ('14 University of Texas - Houston)
    • György Lévay ('15 Johns Hopkins University)

    contributed to the 5th Hungarian Disability Studies Conference at the Eötvös Loránd University in the framework of the 14th Festival of Hungarian Science, sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This year the central theme is "Give a Chance for Science!"

  • Géza Kállay, scholar of Shakespeare and alumnus dies at 58

    Géza Kállay

    Fulbright Hungary is sad to announce that Géza Kállay, a full professor at the Department of English Studies, School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, an authority on early modern English drama, primarily Shakespeare, died at his home in Budapest on Friday, Nov. 17, after a suspected heart attack. He was 58.

    A sparkling essayist, Kállay wrote on philosophy and literature, the history of British drama; literary theory; (post)analytic philosophy and hermeneutics (Wittgenstein, Cavell, Ricoeur); Renaissance philosophy; East- and Central-European comparative literature.

    One of his favourite course was the Drama and Theatre in order to span the gap between the point of view of the living theatre and the theoretical approach to dramatic works, the latter being typical of faculties of art.

    Kállay received his M.A. in English Literature and Linguistics; in Hungarian Literature and Linguistics, and in General and Applied Linguistics from ELTE in 1984. He earned a Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1996, but had already begun teaching at ELTE from 1984.

    He was an alumni of the Fulbright Program first on a research scholarship to Harvard University AY 1994-1995 and later as a visiting Fulbright professor of literature and philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz AY 2004-2005.

    He was a legendary teacher and mentor of graduate and doctoral students helping to shape a generation of scholarship and a network of friendship and camaraderie and was an indefatigable promoter of the cause of English Studies in Hungary and abroad, always ready to extend assistance, advice, and insight to all.

    Kállay served as Head of the Doctoral Program in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture at ELTE from 2010 and was Head of the Doctoral School in Literary Studies and former Director of the School of English and American Studies, ELTE.

    Kállay was born in Budapest. He is survived by her wife Katalin G. Kállay and daughters, Zsuzsanna, Eszter and Mária.

  • Counselor Training Academy

    Counselor Training Academy

    In the framework of International Education Week 2017 (IEW) - a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide - the EducationUSA team in Budapest hosted the very first Counselor Training Academy workshop to high school teachers on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 and provided unique tips and resources on how to:

    • use the Common Application;
    • generate a good school profile to give context to U.S. admissions officers;
    • create translation for high school trancripts and other documents;
    • write effective recommendation letters.

  • 2017.10
  • Dartmouth, Columbia, and Princeton Visit

    Dartmouth, Columbia, and Princeton Visit

    On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, the EducationUSA team in Budapest hosted an informational session for three visiting Ivy League universities: Dartmouth, Columbia, and Princeton. Admissions representatives from all three universities were invited to the EducationUSA center in Budapest to speak about their institutions, offer advice and tips for interested students, and answer questions.

    In attendance at the event were approximately twenty highly motivated students from around Budapest, including groups from several high-achieving schools in the area. In addition to students, some teachers, counselors, and parents attended as well. While the event took place in Budapest, it was also live streamed to the three American corners around Hungary (Pécs, Debrecen, and Veszprém), giving students in those areas access to the event as well. Each American Corner had approximately a dozen students in attendance, bringing the total attendance for the event to around fifty.

    The admissions representatives began by each providing a short overview of their respective universities. To give studens a clearer picture of each university, they discussed the college culture, philosophy, academics, campus life, traditions, setting, and more. Then, all together, the presenters discussed concerns and questions common to all three institutions, such as application materials, timeline, financial aid, and the admissions process for international students. At the end, there was time for questions. Students from all four locations had questions, ranging from advice on essay topics to queries on how international students are assessed for admission compared to Americans. After the presentation, there was time for students to ask questions and network with the representatives individually.

    This event marked many firsts for EducationUSA in Hungary. It was the first time three Ivy League universities came to visit at one time. It was also the first time that such an event was live streamed to the various American Corners, broadening the audience who could benefit from it. Feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive. The event was a resounding success, and EducationUSA looks forward to hosting more such events in the future.

  • Fulbright Student Project Publishes Speak Lovari Style!

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Speak Lovari Style!

    Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Robin Cathey '16 and six of her Roma students at the Wlislocki Henrik Residential College created and published a booklet called Speak Lovari Style!.

    "This inclusive organization operates as a response to “elite” exclusionary societies by supporting Roma, Gipsy, and disadvantaged students through academic tutoring, professional training programs, and events which serve to strengthen their ethnic identities. Students study their disciplines and subjects of interest in their respective departments while receiving the support from the WHSz community. Some of the students are native speakers of the Romani dialect called Lovari--others are learning it as a second language. The book you hold in your hands is the result of a collaboration of these six students who hope to introduce young English speakers to the Lovari dialect, as well as some aspects of Roma life."

    Fulbright Hungary is proud of its Roma English Teaching Assistant projects:

    and hopes to expand and continue collaboration with the Roma Residential Colleges and other foundations throughout Hungary in upcoming academic years.

    To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/speak_lovari_style

    Listen to the audio pronunciation of the Lovari texts at www.fulbright.hu/doc/Speak_Lovari_Style.m4a

    To download the booklet, see www.fulbright.hu/doc/Speak_Lovari_Style.pdf

  • 2017.07
  • New Fulbright Hungary videos

  • US Study Abroad Capacity Building tour 2017

    US Study Abroad Capacity Building tour 2017

    Between June 11-17, 2017 the Commission organized a U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour for 12 representatives of U.S. universities.

    Day 1

    A Workshop on Hungarian higher education was hosted by Prof. József Temesi ('94 University of New Hampshire). The activities of the Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center were presented by Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director and Ms. Kornélia Litkei, Senior Adviser. U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour participants visited Eötvös Loránd University and met representatives of CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

    Day 2

    The 12 representatives of US universities met Director István Antal, Jesuit Roma College; Mária Bogdán ('08 Columbia University), Board member, Romaversitas Foundation and Prof. László Rosivall ('91 Tulane U. & '04 U.Alabama), Program Director, Roma Medical Education Program at the Semmelweis University.

    The group visited the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics hosted by Dean Kristóf Iván ('11 UC Berkeley) and a workshop was organized on internationalization of Hungarian higher education with representatives of the University of Szeged (Dr. Dénes Mátyás ('15 Cleveland State University)); University of Pécs (Dr. Gyöngyi Pozsgai, Centre for International Relations) and Corvinus University of Budapest (Dr. Tamás Pesuth, Director of International Relations)

    Day 3

    Capacity Building tour participants visited the University of Debrecen by bus and participated in a workshop on the university's international programs, policy and met with representative of University of Miskolc

    Day 4

    University visits at the University of Fine Arts and meeting representatives of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The group also visited the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music hosted by Beáta Furka, Head of Int'l Office.

    Day 5

    Visit to BSM: Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, workshop on Mathematics education in Hungary (Dr. Dezső Miklós, Director; Ms. Réka Szász, BSME Hungarian Director, Dr. Ryota Matsuura, BSME American Director)

    Visit to AIT: Aquincum Institute of Technology, Budapest, workshop on mission, concept and practice (Gábor Bojár, Entrepreneur and Founder; Dr. András Recski, Academic Director)

  • 2017.06
  • Fulbright Hungary Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Danube Cruise

    Fulbright Hungary Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Danube Cruise

    Fulbright Hungary celebrated its 25th Anniversary on May 19, 2017 with a cruise on the Danube that had a record number of Fulbrighters and guests, 226 in total.

    Fulbright Hungary Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Danube Cruise

    Chargé d'affaires David Kostelancik of the US Embassy greeted the Fulbrighters with his statement of admiration and support.

    David Kostelancik, Chargé d'affaires, US Embassy

    The government of Hungary was represented by Deputy State Secretary Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich of the Ministry of Human Capacities. Ms. Pacsay-Tomassich announced that Hungary will increase financial support to Fulbright by 15 million forints ($55,000) or by 30% to 65 million forints ($235,000) in 2017. In addition, the Ministry offered to provide Fulbright with new office space, as well as set up a mentoring program, the details of which are to be announced.

    Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Deputy State Secretary

    The cruise was about meeting old friends and colleagues. Present were former Fulbright employees and Board members, and many many Hungarian and American alumni. We showed four new Fulbright videos on the boat for the first time:

    as well as a retrospective slide show. We made sure to invite grantees and other important players from the pre-Commission days as well.

    As usual, we said goodbye to our current US grantees and farewell to our Hungarian grantees embarking on their Fulbright adventure in AY 2017-18.

    For more pictures of the festivities (by photographer Marianne Sárközy), see here.

  • 2017.05
  • Hungarian Fulbright orientation AY 2017-2018

    Hungarian Fulbright orientation AY 2017-2018

    Fulbright Hungary says farewell to 27 new Fulbright grantees on their way to the USA during AY 2017-18!

    Two Humphrey Fellows, two Scholars-in-Residence, 12 scholars and 11 students took part in a pre-departure orientation in Budapest on May 12th.

    These students and scholars represent a diverse range of academic fields such as: Music History, Hungarian language and culture, Linguistics, Psychology, History, Criminology, American Literature, Astrophysics, Medical Research, Biology, Civil Engineering, Social Sciences, Math in Humanities, Education, International Relations, Computer Science, Law, Journalism, Cinema, Anthropology, Communications and Environmental Policy.

    Their home and host universities and institutions are as diverse as their fields.

    Our grantees will be concentrated on the East and West coasts, with strong representation in the Great Lakes as well.

    Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you all of them back in Hungary one year from now!

  • 2017.04
  • Fulbright Monthly Meeting at the University of Pécs

    Visit to Pécs

    The Commission organized a visit to Pécs for U.S. Fulbright grantees and students of the University of New Hampshire Study Abroad program on March 31-April 1, 2017. The group visited the University of Pécs hosted by István Tarrósy ('12 University of Florida), the University Library and Knowledge Center and the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts guided by Márta Nagy ('15 University of Iowa) and the Gandhi High School guided by Robin Cathey ('16 University of Pécs) following a sightseeing tour of Pécs.

  • 2017.03
  • Dániel Cseh '15 in Újkor History Magazine

    Dániel Cseh '15 in Újkor History Magazine

    Dániel Cseh ('15 San Francisco State University) on his Fulbright grant application process and his experiences in the U.S. as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) in History at Újkor.hu online magazin.

  • 2017.02
  • New Fulbright video: An American Musician at the Liszt Academy of Music

    Fulbright scholar Ronald High '16, a singer and pianist from South Carolina, held master classes in African-American gospel music and other genres at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music during Fall semester, 2016. He and his students gave a farewell concert at the old Academy building in December, 2016, and you can get a taste of it right here in our newest video clip, in English and Hungarian with subtitles:

    Ronald H. High is a native of Marshall, Texas, and attended the University of North Texas, Arizona State University and the University of Illinois-Urbana. He has appeared in diverse performances in venues in the United States and Europe. His research interests are in voice science and pedagogy and African American vocal music genres.

  • Fulbright Student Project Publishes Think Roma Style!

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Think Roma Style!

    Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Rachel McVey '15 and three of her students at the Jesuit Roma Residential College interviewed six Roma students, university faculty, educators and artist and published a booklet called Think Roma Style!.

    "In these pages, you will hear about how these people perceive their Roma identity. Although the interviewees talked about times when having a multiple identity is not simple, they all expressed that being Roma makes them no less Hungarian.

    We do not intend to say that Gypsies are "super" people, without flaws, but we would like to show the other side of the coin. It is easier to draw conclusions from bad examples than discovering the community as a whole, but many people do not have the opportunity to sit down with Roma people and talk with them personally. That is why for this project, we decided to give the opportunity to Roma people to speak about their culture, identity, and community. In order to hear about different perspectives, we have done interviews with several people who work in the field of Roma education and culture. The chosen interviewees are ordinary Roma people who are working for their community with their heart and soul."

    Fulbright Hungary is proud of its Roma English Teaching Assistant projects (Cookbook Roma Style!; Roma Folk Tales), and hopes to expand and continue collaboration with the Roma Residential Colleges and other foundations throughout Hungary in upcoming academic years.

    To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/think_roma_style

    To download the booklet, see http://www.fulbright.hu/doc/Think_Roma_Style.pdf

  • 2017.01
  • Georgia Law LLM-linked partnership with Fulbright in Hungary

    Georgia Law LLM-linked partnership with Fulbright in Hungary

    A new partnership between the University of Georgia School of Law and the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission will provide exceptional scholarship opportunities for qualified Hungarian law graduates who wish to pursue a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree.

    Georgia Law Dean Peter B. Rutledge and Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, signed the agreement. It follows meetings among representatives of both institutions, including the October 2016 meeting in Budapest between Jókay, depicted above at right, and Georgia Law Professor Sonja R. West.

    Administered by the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center, the Georgia Law LL.M. degree has deep historical ties in Europe, as well as an active network of graduates there. This Fulbright partnership promises to enhance intercultural exchange not only for foreign-trained lawyers who come to Athens to earn their LL.M., but also for the J.D. students with whom they interact, inside and outside the classroom.

  • Conference of the Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2015-2016

    Conference of the Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2015-2016

    Every year the Fulbright Commission organizes a conference to enjoy presentations of returned Hungarian Fulbrighters about their experience in the US. The 1st Conference for the Hungarian grantees of AY 2015-2016 will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 between 2 pm – 6:30 pm, with a reception and networking event from 6:30 pm. 10 grantees will present on professional, cultural and personal aspects of their Fulbright experience in the US. The language of the event is English.

    The 2nd Conference for the Hungarian grantees of AY 2015-2016 is planned on March 23, 2017 where another 9 grantees will deliver lectures.

    Please register here.

  • 2016.12
  • US Fulbright scholars at Csányi Foundation

    U.S. Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation

    For the 5th consecutive year U.S. Fulbright scholars have been visiting the Talent Development Program Community Houses of the Csányi Foundation nationwide.

    On November 5, 2016 Robin Cathey ('16 University of Pécs) visited the Community House of Pécs; on November 18 the Community House of Kaposvár and on Januray 21, 2017 the Community House of Nagybajom and spoke about her home state of Georgia with the students.

    On November 12, 2016 Anthony Marchetti ('16 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) visited the Community House of Jászberény and held a presentation about the art photography to the students.

    Between December 12-17, 2016 Sarah Lucas ('16 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Zachary Del Rosario ('16 Budapest Metropolitan University) visited the Community House of Szeged and assisted with English language exams for several of the students.

  • Ronald High Masters Class Final Concert

    Ronald High Masters Class Final Concert

    Invitation to current Fulbright professor Ronald High's concert at the Old Academy of Music (Vörösmarty utca 35.) on Sunday, December 18 at 7 pm. Admission free.

    Ronald H. High is an independent scholar, teacher and performer who resides in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a native of Marshall, Texas, and attended the University of North Texas, Arizona State University and the University of Illinois-Urbana. He has appeared in diverse performances in venues in the United States and Europe. His research interests are in voice science and pedagogy and African American vocal music genres. Currently he teaches at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a Fulbright professor.

    Anikó Pál is a repetiteur at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. She has been working with singers for 20 years, both at the Liszt Academy and the Hungarian State Opera.

    Ronald High Masters Class Final Concert

  • IIE Open Doors Report Hungary 2016

    IIE Open Doors Report Hungary

    The number of Hungarian students in the US has increased by 18% in the last 5 years by Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report.

  • Thanksgiving and Roma Folk Tales Illustrations Exhibit Opening

    Thanksgiving and Roma Folk Tales Illustrations Exhibit Opening

    Thanksgiving is the most important family holiday in the U.S. this year American Corner Debrecen tied a special illustrations exhibit opening to the traditional Thanksgiving potluck dinner to truly incorporate the values and messages of the holiday in the program. The success of the program manifested in the attendance of around 140 guests including the 25 young and talented artists from True Pearl Foundation, whose sparkling and splendid pieces were on display. The folk tales’ interpreters from Wali Istvan Roma Residential School in Debrecen, the U.S. Embassy's interns and Fulbright executive director Dr. Károly Jókay as project manager also represented the Fulbright Roma Student Project. Susanne Liaw '15, Fulbright Roma English Teaching Assistant, editor and supervisor of the project could not be present in person, but shared her thoughts via video messaging. The event showcased a good example of intercultural cooperation where Roma and non-Roma Hungarians met to celebrate talented future generations and expressed hopes for better communication and recognition in society. Real interaction evolved at the special Thanksgiving event at American Corner Debrecen and regular AC guests, local expats, former Fulbright grantees, high school students, the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band, Sound-Picture Association and Maminvent social entrepreneurship positively contributed to the overall success of the evening.

  • 2016.11
  • US Study Abroad Fair 2016

    US Study Abroad Fair

    Hosted in Budapest, the US Study Abroad Fair will have current American Fulbright grantees representing their home institutions. Additionally, representatives from Fulbright Hungary, Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA), IIE Europe Study Abroad, the American Field Service (AFS) Exchange Program, EducationUSA Academy and Yale Young Leaders, language trainers as well as EasyGo to USA, which helps students apply for athletic scholarships, will be attending to answer any of your questions.

    Higher education institutions to be represented include:

    • McDaniel College
    • University of California at Santa Cruz
    • Claremont McKenna College
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Iowa
    • Occidental College

    Location: Fulbright Building, Baross u. 62, 1082 Budapest, Conference Room

    Date: November 16th (Wednesday) 3:00-­6:00 PM

    Entry is free. Stop by and visit for as little or as much time as you would like.

  • 2016.10
  • Fulbright Hungary Commemorates 1956 Revolution at Chicago Event

    Fulbright Hungary Commemorates 1956 Revolution at Chicago Event

    About 60 people, incuding 20 Fulbright alumni from the US and several current Hungarian Fulbright grantees gathered in Chicago on October 21 at a commemoration co-organized by Hungary's Consulate General.

    Mr. Zsolt Németh, chair, of the Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Relations Committee opened the conference. László Borhi, Fulbright alum '12 and Professor at Indiana University, gave an eye-opening lecture on 1956 and the Cold War, outlining the results of his recent research on the limited options that faced US foreign policy at the time. Peter Ujvagi, a Hungarian-American political activist from Toledo, Ohio, talked about Hungary and the presidential electoral politics of Autumn, 1956, and gave insights as to how various segments of Toledo Hungarians reacted to 1956. Elvis Presley's appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, singing "Peace in the Valley, and a recording of EE Cummings epic poem, "Thanksgiving, 1956" emphasized the impact of the Hungarian Revolution on American high and popular culture.

    Fulbright alumni members were well-represented among the speakers. Steven Fischer, a Fulbright Specialist to Hungary, and documentary filmmaker showed "Freedom Dance", about a Hungarian cartoonist's escape in late 1956. Fulbright friend Hungarian-American filmmaker Réka Pigniczky's co-producer Andrea Rice introduced and showed a version of their 1956 Memory Project, capturing interviews with 1956ers from around the world. Finaly three recent US Fulbrighters to Hungary, Danielle Riebe ('13 Hungarian National Museum), James Oberly ('12 Károli Gáspár University) and Bettina Fabos ('12 Open Society Archives at Central European University) gave their testimonials on their work in Hungary and projects that have continued that collaboration.

    Thank you all for taking part!

    Fulbright Hungary Commemorates 1956 Revolution at Chicago Event

  • LLM Fair 2016 Vienna

    LLM Fair Vienna

    This LLM Fair hosted by Fulbright Austria is a unique opportunity to speak directly to representatives from 19 US law schools and get personalized advice about admissions and scholarship opportunities.

  • '56 Revolution: A Day of Remembrance. Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the ...

    '56 Revolution: A Day of Remembrance. Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution

    The Fulbright Commission held a commemoration conference and walking tour in honor of the 1956 Revolution. The event took place at the House of Dialogue in Budapest in front of more than 35 current and past US Fulbright grantees, Hungarian alumni, Fulbright partners and friends.

    US Embassy Cultural Attaché Christopher Machin opened the conference showing photos taken from the Embassy balcony in 1956. Fulbright board chair and multiple Fulbright alumn Professor Tibor Frank spoke about the events of 1956 in an international context: the Suez crisis, the Austrian state treaty, the US presidential election as well as the general cold war climate. Professor Donald Morse, a founding board member and chair of the Fulbright Commission discussed the impact of 1956 on literature, and in particular on poetry written in English and its parallel emigree and underground iterations in Hungarian. Professor Morse played a recording of ee cummings reading his "Thanksgiving, 1956" poem, a powerful piece portraying both heroism and treachery. Professor Tibor Glant, another multiple Fulbrighter lectured on the impact of '56 on Hungarian and US popular culture, including comic books, novels, movies and music. This day featured two videos as well. Hungarian-American filmmaker Réka Pigniczky's documentary werkfilm from the Memory Project showed excerpts from interviews with 56-ers living in the US and elsewhere.

    The highlight of the day was Fulbright alum Bence Ságvári's own film on the VIII-th district, where the Fulbright office is located, which served as the basis for the walking tour that paid homage to the everyday people who fought and died in the streets that surround Fulbright's offices.

    We thank our speakers and all the participants for this special day of remembrance.

    For more photos see: www.flickr.com/photos/fulbrighthungary

  • 2016.09
  • Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange

    Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange

    Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange edited by András Kiséry ('98 Columbia University), contributed by Edit Zsadányi ('95 University of California, Berkeley) and György Túry ('12 Ohio State University)

    Worlds of Hungarian Writing responds to the rapidly growing interest in Hungarian authors throughout the English-speaking world. Addressing an international audience, the essays in the collection highlight the intercultural contexts that have molded the conventions, genres and institutions of Hungarian writing from the nineteenth century to the present.

    Worlds of Hungarian Writing posits intercultural exchange as the very substance of a literary culture. Discussions of the politics of appropriation and translation, of the impact of émigré writers and critics, and of the use of world-literary models in genre-formation complement studies of the fate of western leftist critical theory in post-1989 Hungary, of the role of African-American models in contemporary Roma culture, and of the use of photography in late 20th-century prose.

  • American Schools are coming to Budapest for QS World Grad School Tour!

    The QS World Grad School Tour is a top education event which will take place in Budapest on Monday, 3rd of October at Hilton Budapest. The international fair will bring representatives of top universities in the world, including from USA, closer to Hungarian candidates.

    International Masters & PhD programs

    The QS World Grad School Tour event in Budapest will be the key opportunity for students interested in studying abroad and broaden their horizons to talk directly with representatives from top universities in Europe, USA and China.

    Based on last recent studies analysing trends in workforce, candidates who have international experience will have better chances to have a successful career.

    Register for Free for the Masters event

    All visitors will be able to talk to admissions directors of top international universities and education advisors about Masters, PhD and MBA studies in USA at schools such as Hult Business School or Long Island University.

    Free registration, many benefits

    • Access to the world's leading universities and business schools
    • Seminars and info-sessions
    • Access to scholarships worth $1.7 million, available exclusively to all visitors of the event
    • GMAT advice
    • Networking with alumni
    • Complimentary copy of the QS Top Grad Guide

    The check-in for the events will start at 15.00 at Hilton Hotel Budapest. Registration is Free on the event page.

  • 2016.08
  • Give Life a Chance through Cancer Immunotherapy

    Give Life a Chance through Cancer Immunotherapy

  • 2016.07
  • US Study Abroad Capacity Building tour

    Between June 5-11, 2016 the Commission organized a U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour for 9 representatives of U.S. universities.

    Day 1

    U.S. Study Abroad Capacity Building tour participants visited Corvinus University of Budapest hosted by Zita Zoltayné Paprika ('05 California State University, Sacramento), Dean and Fulbright Board Member; the American Corner by Erika Sólyom ('03 Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Director; CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange and Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre.

    Day 2

    The 9 representatives of US universities met Director István Antal, Jesuit Roma College (Jezsuita Roma Szakkollégium) and Mária Bogdán ('08 Columbia University), Chair of the Board, Romaversitas Foundation.

    During a workshop on internationalization of Hungarian higher education at the Ministry of Human Capacities hosted by Kolos Gálffy, Dep. Head of Bilateral Cooperation and Fulbright Board Member participants met representatives of 5 Hungarian universities among them Katalin Nagy ('02 Cornell Medical College, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Vice Rector, University of Szeged.

    Day 3

    Capacity Building tour participants visited University of Pécs and met Director István Tarrósy ('12 ‪University of Florida), Centre for International Relations and Gyöngyi Pozsgai, International Relations Co-ordinator.
    The group also visited the Faculty of Arts guided by Márta Nagy ('15 University of Iowa) and the Institute of Mathematics and Information Technology by József Laczkó ('03 New York University) & Dean Róbert Gábriel ('13 University of Montana—Missoula). The city tour was guided by Péter Müller ('93 Duquesne University & '16 Cleveland State University)

    Day 4-5

    University visits at Budapest Metropolitan University by András Kepes ('85 Stanford University), Chair of Council of Arts and at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music by Gyula Fekete ('94 Northwestern University & '04 Chicago College of Performing Arts), Head of Composition Department. The group also visited the Aquincum Institute of Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

  • 2016.06
  • Fulbright Student Project Publishes Roma Folk Tales

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Roma Folk Tales

    Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Susanne Liaw '15 and four of her students at the Debrecen-based Wáli István Residential College researched, edited, translated and published a booklet called "Roma Folk Tales". Children from the Igazgyöngy Foundation for talented children provided dozens of vibrant illustrations, many of which were used on the book's cover and to supplement each story.

    The authors wrote as follows, describing the purpose of their project: "To break (these) stereotypes, we have collected several gypsy folktales to show a different side of the story... All of these stories show how smart and optimistic the Roma people are... These folk tales are an important part of our culture... We mustn't let these tales vanish."

    Students at Wáli István studied English, learned about American culture, motivated talented kids to illustrate their folk tales, and in the end produced a series of illustrations, not all of which could appear in the booklet. Susanne and her students had rediscover aspects of Roma culture that were lost in living oral tradition, and this is a significant contribution to the students' exploration of their own heritage.

    Fulbright Hungary is proud of its Roma English Teaching Assistant project, and hopes to expand and continue collaboration with the Roma Residential Colleges and other foundations throughout Hungary in upcoming academic years.

    To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/roma_folk_tales

    To download the booklet, see www.fulbright.hu/doc/Roma_Folk_Tales.pdf

    Fulbright Student Project Publishes Roma Folk Tales

  • 2016.05
  • National University of Public Service and Fulbright Hungary cost share agreement

    National University of Public Service and Fulbright Hungary cost share agreement

    The National University of Public Service (NUPS) and the Fulbright Commmission Hungary signed a cost share agreement on May 23, 2016, at the ornate Ludovika campus of the university.

    Rector Prof. Dr. András Patyi, outgoing Fulbright board chair Prof. Dr. Beáta G. Vértessy, and Fulbright Executive Director Dr. Károly Jókay delivered short remarks before the signing.

    In attendance were the deans and international office support staff from NUPS, as well as Fulbright board members such as incoming chair Prof. Dr. Tibor Frank, Corvinus University Dean Prof. Dr. Zita Zoltay Paprika, Dr. Tamás Magyarics from the Foreign Ministry, and representing the US Embassy, Counselor for Public Affairs Eric Watnik and Cultural Affairs Officer Mr. Christopher Machin.

    The agreement formalizes the good relations that already exist between Fulbright and NUPS, and will encourage faculty and students from NUPS to invite their peers from the US. In the 2016-17 academic year, NUPS will host an English teaching assistant, and hopefully students and scholars from both the US and Hungary will take advantage of this arrangement in the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Fulbright Hungary and Budapest Metropolitan University sign agreement to bring m ...

    Fulbright Hungary and Budapest Metropolitan University sign agreement to bring more Engish Teaching Assistants (ETA) to Hungary

    Budapest Metropolitan University, formerly known as Budapest College of Communications, and Fulbright Hungary signed a cooperation agreement on May 17, 2016. The agreement signed by Rector László Vass and Fulbright Executive Director Károly Jókay, supports the placement of US students with English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awards from Fulbright at Budapest Met. Budapest Met offers English-language instruction in Arts, Communication, Tourism and Business. ETAs from the US have worked at Budapest Met before, and US Fulbright scholars have taught there frequently. Budapest Metropolitan's Rector, László Vass is a Fulbrighter, as well as Dean György Túry, and András Kepes, President of the University's Arts Council. We look forward to placing the first ETA under this agreement at Budapest Met during the 2016-17 academic year and in many years into the future.

  • AHEA 41st Annual Conference

    AHEA 41st Annual Conference

    9 Fulbright alumni gave a talk at the American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) 41st Annual Conference at University of Maryland, April 28-30, 2016. Following the event a reception was organized at the Hungarian Embassy jointly with the Fulbright Commission.

    • Bettina Fabos ('12 Open Society Archives at Central European University)
    • Peter Hargitai ('88 Eötvös Loránd University)
    • Amber Winick ('13 Szent István University / Museum of Applied Arts)
    • Nóra Deák ('07 & '14 American Hungarian Foundation)
    • Mihály Fülöp ('03 George Washington University)
    • Ilona Kovács ('94 & '01 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation)
    • Kristina Poznan ('09 & '12 Eötvös Loránd University)
    • Tamás Stark ('13 Nazareth College of Rochester)
    • Dénes Mátyás ('15 Cleveland State University)

  • 2016.04
  • America Week Veszprém 2016

    America Week Veszprém 2016

    American Corner Veszprém and the English and American Studies Institute, University of Pannonia, will hold their annual America Week program series in Veszprém on May 2-6. The programs will consist of a photo exhibition, concerts, a theater evening and presentations on various U.S.-related topics by university faculty and students including:

  • Andrea M. Noel ('15 University of West Hungary): Best practices for supporting the early literacy and language development of young children in US preschools

  • Susanne Liaw ('15 University of Debrecen, Wáli István Roma Residential College, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant): "How'd you end up in South Central, miss?": An urban educator's perspective on educational trends and equity in the USA

  • Visit to West Hungary

    The Commission organized a visit to West Hungary for U.S. Fulbright grantees on April 1-2, 2016. The group visited the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, the Széchenyi Mansion, Nagycenk; the Iron Curtain Memorial at the border between Austria and Hungary; the University of West Hungary followed by a sightseeing tour of Sopron and the Esterházy Palace, Fertőd

  • Capitol Hill Advocacy Days

    Capitol Hill Advocacy Days

    Fulbright Association leaders & alumni gathered at an exclusive reception hosted by Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. Réka Szemerkényi ('93 Johns Hopkins University) during Capitol Hill Advocacy Days on April 13, 2016 to celebrate 70 Years of the Fulbright Program.

  • Special Needs Art Educator of the Year award

    Lisa Kay ('11 MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design‬) has been awarded the Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator of the Year award in Chicago at the National Art Education Association convention.

    In 2011, Kay received a Fulbright U.S. Scholars Award, traveling to Hungary to gather research on the impact of trauma on students’ art work. She credits her current success to learning from art educators in Hungary about psychological and emotional effects of trauma and students art work. Kay also developed a project with Hungarian art educators on "ugly and beautiful drawings" to compare how special needs children in Hungary and the United State view positive and negative things in life. She explains how impactful they’ve been in terms of educating those at Temple and in the Philadelphia community. "Currently, I've brought in all aspects of what I've done in Hungary. I'm developing a trauma reform art curriculum for art teachers and art therapists," she says.

  • Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World W ...

    Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War

    Professor of Art and Design History at Northern Illinois University, School of Art and Design Rebecca Houze ('03 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) recent book 'Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War' was based on her Fulbright Austria-Hungary Joint Research Award.

    As Rebecca wrote:
    "Without the stipend I know that I would never have been able to undertake or complete the book. The award provided not only valuable research time, but also, just as significantly, a true opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. I treasure the life-long professional colleagues and friends I made in Budapest while working on this project, which I know is much richer as a result of those friendships."

    Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-siècle culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the unusual and widespread preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion - both literally and metaphorically. The author resurrects lesser known critics, practitioners, and curators from obscurity, while also discussing the textile interests of better known figures, notably Gottfried Semper and Alois Riegl. Spanning the 50-year life of the Dual Monarchy, this study uncovers new territory in the history of art history, insists on the crucial place of women within modernism, and broadens the cultural history of Habsburg Central Europe by revealing the complex relationships among art history, women, and Austria-Hungary. Rebecca Houze surveys a wide range of materials, from craft and folk art to industrial design, and includes overlooked sources-from fashion magazines to World's Fair maps, from exhibition catalogues to museum lectures, from feminist journals to ethnographic collections. Restoring women to their place at the intersection of intellectual and artistic debates of the time, this book weaves together discourses of the academic, scientific, and commercial design communities with middle-class life as expressed through popular culture.

  • 2016.03
  • Fulbright Presentation at Central European University's Roma Graduate Preparatio ...

    Fulbright Presentation at Central European University's Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) Fulbright Presentation at Central European University's Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP)

    Fulbright Executive Director and CEU School of Public Policy Visiting Professor Károly Jókay was joined by two Fulbrighters, alumna Mária Bogdán ('08 Columbia University) SPP doctoral student, Chair of the Board, Romaversitas Foundation and MA student, 2016-17 grantee Katalin Németh (Penn State and Montana), as well as by Rachel McVey, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) based at the Jesuit Roma College. Rachel is one of Fulbright Hungary's two "Rometas," English Teaching Assistants specializing in Roma college students. Susan Liaw, the other Rometa, is based in Debrecen and works with the Wáli István College, the American Corner as well as the University of Debrecen.

    The team briefed about 30 RGPP and Language Acquistion students on Fulbright programs in general in Central/Eastern Europe, then offered specific information for Hungarian students interested in applying for the 2017-18 academic year. Rachel pointed out the resources available in Budapest at the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center, a facility that has counterparts in most of the countries represented by RGPP students.

    Fulbright has returned to CEU's RGPP for the third time, and Katalin Nemeth, on her way to Penn State, indicated that she had first heard of the program at one of those briefings.

    We encourage many to follow her example.

  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Fulbright Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Fulbright Sign Cooperation Agreement

    The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, represented by its President, Professor László Lovász, and the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, represented by Board Chair Professor Beáta Vértessy and Károly Jókay, Executive Director, signed a multi-year agreement on March 23, 2016, in the the ornate concert hall in the Academy's main building. Fulbright Board members Tamás Magyarics, Tibor Frank and Eric Watnik (representing the US Embassy) also took part in the ceremony.

    The agreement will support Hungarian scholars who are employees of the Academy's research network, on various "Momentum" (Lendület) teams, or are active in Academy-funded projects at Hungary's universities. During the upcoming academic year 2016-17, two Hungarian researchers will be in the US on jointly-funded Fulbrights: one geophysicist and one astrophysicist. US scholars will also be eligible for the joint grants, and in 2016-17, one US sociologist will arrive in Budapest.

    The Academy and Fulbright expect that up to 4 additional scholars per year will be able to conduct research in the US and in Hungary based on the terms of the agreement just signed.

    For US scholars interested in applying for the 2017-18 Academic Year, see the CIES catalog of awards at:
    catalog.cies.org

    Hungarian researchers affiliated with the Academy please see:
    www.fulbright.hu/fulbright-mta-kozos-osztondij

    For further information contact the Fulbright Commission in Budapest at: info@fulbright.hu

  • Purcellville - Debrecen student exchange

    Purcellville - Debrecen student exchange

    Congrats Erika Galambosné Hornyák ('10 Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs) for organizing the 6th consecutive Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville VA - Ady Endre High School, Debrecen student exchange!

  • American University Fair 2016

    American University Fair 2016

    The Embassy of the United States, Budapest, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and EducationUSA invites you to attend our

    American University Fair

    This is a unique opportunity to meet representatives from 15 different U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA will also be there to answer your questions and offer you additional information on studying in the U.S.A.

    When: Friday, April 22nd, 15 – 19h

    Where: Harmónia Palota Konferencia Terem

                 1088 Budapest, Múzeum utca. 9

    Entrance is FREE! Just register under the following link to guarantee your attendance:

    www.eventbrite.com/e/american-university-fair-registration

    The following schools will be represented at the fair:

    In case of any specific questions, please contact us under: office.budapest@trade.gov

    We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

  • Visit to Kecskemét

    Visit to Kecskemét

    The Commission organized a visit to Kecskemét for U.S. Fulbright grantees on March 4, 2016. The group visited the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the International Ceramics Studio following a sightseeing tour of Kecskemét.

  • 2016.02
  • Youth Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Youth Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Veronika Kusz ('05 Florida State Univiversity) received the Youth Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for her research on Ernő Dohnányi's American period.

  • EU-NATO Seminar 2016

    EU Seminar 2016

    Elizabeth Walsh ('15 Pázmány Péter Catholic University) participated in the EU-NATO Seminar hosted by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and Luxembourg on February 16-20, 2016 among 43 other US Fulbrighters.

  • Free Trade, Local Public Interest and Economic Integration

  • Where in the US are our 2015-16 Hungarian grantees?

  • 2016.01
  • Meet the Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2014-2015

    Meet the Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2014-2015

    Every year the Fulbright Commission organizes a conference to enjoy presentations of returned Hungarian Fulbrighters about their experience in the US. The 1st Conference for the Hungarian grantees of AY 2014-2015 took place on Thursday, February 4, 2016 between 2 pm - 8 pm, with a reception and networking event at 6 pm. 10 grantees presented on professional, cultural and personal aspects of their Fulbright experience in the US. The language of the event was English.

    The 2nd Conference for the Hungarian grantees of AY 2014-2015 took place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 where another 11 grantees presented.

  • Educatio Fair 2016

    Educatio Fair 2016

    The 16th Educatio International Education Fair, January 21-23, 2016 is the biggest education professional exhibition in Central-Europe. Nearly 30,000 visitors: students and people intending to study, educators, educational institution directors and decision-makers visited the exhibition over 3 days. Fulbright EducationUSA and American Corner staff promoted U.S. higher education among 150 other exhibitors.

  • Hungarian Fulbright Applicants & Grantees by Academic Year

  • Book donation to the Academy

    Michele Shedlin donation

    On January 15 Michele G. Shedlin ('12 University of Szeged) handed over two more 18th century books from her great-grandfather, Vilmos Goldzieher's collection to István Monok, Director of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

  • Aspects of a Central European Country: A Cultural Geography of Hungary

    • 2015.12
    • Prima Primissima Award 2015

      Prima Primissima Award 2015

      Three Fulbright alumni have been awarded the prestigious Prima Award in 2015: Gyula Kodolányi ('84 University of California, Santa Barbara) received the Prima Primissima award and Imre Oravecz ('85 University of California, Santa Barbara) received the Prima Award both in the Hungarian literature category.

      Gábor Stépán ('94 California Institute of Technology) has been awarded the Prima Award in the Hungarian science category. The Award was created by businessman Sándor Demján and financed by OTP Bank since 2013.

    • Our International Education: Stories of Living, Teaching and Parenting Abroad

      Our International Education: Stories of Living, Teaching and Parenting Abroad

      New book on ‪Fulbright‬ grant experiences of Monica Housen ('11 Dual Language High School, Balatonalmádi), Christine Tapu ('11 Teleki Blanka High School, Székesfehérvár) and Sherry Marx ('11 Eötvös Loránd University)

      What makes a person pack up and move to another country? What does she or he hope to gain from the experience? How do children fit into the picture? Our International Education presents the stories of three American women, a university professor, a high school math teacher, and a high school English as a second language teacher, who move to Hungary for a year to teach. Each woman brings her young children and enrolls them in local Hungarian public schools though none of them speak Hungarian at the beginning of the experience.

    • US Roma ETAs visited Uszka

      The weekend of Nov. 27-28, Roma English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Susanne Liaw ('15 University of Debrecen & AC Debrecen) and Rachel McVey ('15 Jesuit Roma Residential College / Romaversitas Foundation) visited Uszka, a small village located in eastern Hungary along the Ukrainian border at the invitation of István Sértő-Radics ('01 University of Mississippi & '91 Johns Hopkins University), mayor of Uszka. The town has a population of 400, and is notable for its large population (80%) of Roma residents who live in harmonious integration with non-Roma Hungarians. Zsuzsanna Lakatos, a graduate student in the North American Department at the University of Debrecen, where Susanne Liaw teaches, accompanied the ETAs to serve as a translator.

      There, the trio immersed themselves in the local culture by interviewing residents, such as a young father of two who was teaching himself English and web design. One of the village councilwomen prepared traditional foods for the ETAs, such as vakaró, a Roma-style flat bread. The ETAs also attended a church service and observed the central role religion played in the life of the community, and toured some of the new facilities built under an economic development project that has been going on for the past two years. The weekend provided valuable insight into the struggle and progress of the Roma population in overcoming social and economic barriers.

    • US Fulbright scholars at Csányi Foundation

      U.S. Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation

      For the 4th consecutive year U.S. Fulbright scholars have been visiting the Talent Development Program Community Houses of the Csányi Foundation nationwide.

      On November 6, 2015 Ellen Litwicki ('15 University of Szeged) visited the Community House of Szeged and spoke about Halloween & Day of the Dead with the students.

      On February 6, 2016 Robert Mevissen ('15 Eötvös Loránd University) visited the Community House of Pécs and spoke about his PhD research: Natural Identities in the Habsburg Monarchy: State, Society and the Danube with the students.

      On February 19-20, 2016 Susanne Liaw ('15 University of Debrecen & AC Debrecen) visited the Community Houses of Kaposvár & Nagybajom and spoke about the cultural aspects of her Los Angeles hometown, its celebrity and car culture, but also about her work as an urban educator working with underprivileged youth.

    • 2015.11
    • International Education Week 2015

      International Education Week 2015

      College banners and American flags, plenty of handshakes and smiles, great alumni involvement: these are just a few snapshots from International Education Week in Budapest, Hungary. Though we are exhausted from all of the fun and hard work that went into making IEW 2015 happen, we are still inspired by the excitement of having so many impressive participants.

      One of the many highlights of the week was the annual US Study Abroad and College Fair held on Tuesday, November 17th. We had almost one hundred visitors to meet and mingle with former students, scholars, and college representatives from both private and private universities across the United States. With the power of social media and the aid of the US Embassy, we were able to attract visitors from all over Hungary! There were students who had traveled more than three hours to our offices to discuss campus life and the possibilities of admission with representatives from both big name and lesser known universities.

      We are thankful to the many former and current Fulbright grantees—both to America and to Hungary—who volunteered their time. Their energy and enthusiasm for their universities did not go unnoticed; they had captive audiences all evening. The success of the week-long outreach programs illustrates that the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center is truly helping Hungarian students discover which American college or university is right for them—and that we represent universities from coast to coast!


      International Education Week 2015

    • Meet the top international business schools in Budapest

      The worldwide leader in One-to-One MBA events is coming to Budapest on November 21, 2015.

      Meet the top international business schools in Budapest

      Now the world’s top business schools are within your reach!

      Date: November 21st

      Time: From 9:30 to 15:30 (upon invitation)

      Place: Novotel Budapest Centrum

      Each participant will have the chance to benefit from:

      • One-to-One* and small group meetings with MBA Admissions Directors
      • Thematic panel discussions featuring B-schools and Alumni
      • Individual consulting sessions and GMAT test preparation
      • Many scholarship opportunities

      By registering for the One-to-One MBA event, your profile will be carefully matched and selected for individual meetings with the business schools that correspond to your expectations.

      *Individual 20 minute long meetings to discuss your MBA project

      Get ahead with an MBA !

      Among the prestigious business schools participating in the Access MBA Tour: Bentley University Graduate School of Business, CEU Business School, Copenhagen Business School, ESSEC, Esade, European School of Management and Technology, IE, IESE, MIP Politecnico di Milano, SDA Bocconi, University of St. Gallen MBA-HSG, Vienna University of Economics and Business WU Executive Academy           

      Places are limited for One-to-One meetings and early registration is recommended. To receive your free invitation.

      REGISTER TODAY

       

    • University of Szeged and Fulbright Hungary Establish Joint Grant for US Scholars

      University of Szeged and Fulbright Hungary Establish Joint Grant for US Scholars

      The University of Szeged and Fulbright Hungary signed a joint grant agreement in Szeged on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Rector Gábor Szabó and Fulbright Director Károly Jókay made brief remarks in a ceremony officiated by Fulbright Alumna Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy ('02 Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). The University agreed to support one US scholar per year by sharing in the cost of housing, local and airport transporation, as well as providing office space for visiting US scholars. Prof. Nagy shared her experiences, while Rector Szabó recalled his own times in the US as life-changing.

      The City of Szeged and the University are hosts to an EU-funded laser research infrastructure (ELI-ALPS: Extreme Light Infrastructure - Attosecond Light Pulse Source) scheduled to be on-line in late 2017 or 2018. Director Jókay noted the laser facility could be an excellent host for a US scholar in AY 2017-18, and Rector Szabó and Fulbright Hungary will make every effort to recruit representatives of all fields for a Fulbright at the University of Szeged.

      For more information (in Hungarian) see here: www.u-szeged.hu and szeged.hu

      Photos of the event courtesy of the University of Szeged.

    • Central European Film Days at CSU

      Central European Film Days at CSU

      Central European Film Days featuring Hungarian and Polish films (with subtitles in English) at Cleveland State University organized by Dénes Mátyás ('15 ‪CSU).

    • The Access Masters Tour is Coming Your Way

      The Access Masters Tour is Coming Your Way

      Where : Budapest, Novotel Budapest Centrum, Rákóczi út 43-45
      When : November21st, 12:30 -17:45

      Each year the Access Masters Tour gives thousands of prospective students the unique chance to meet Admissions Directors of prestigious Masters programmes from around the world.

       A Master degree can offer young professionals many opportunities for personal, academic, and career development. The professional skills gained at an international business school are extremely valuable to potential employers and the experience of studying abroad can be life-changing. Therefore, selecting the right Masters programme is of utmost importance!

      Access Masters Event participants will have the chance to benefit from:

      • Many leading international business schools in one place
      • Individual meetings and workshops with Admissions Directors
      • Advising sessions with Masters consultants to discuss your Masters project
      • Open fair sessions and interactive Masters conferences
      • Specialised Masters programmes in Business & Strategy, Management & Organisation, Finance & Accounting, Marketing & Communication, and others.
      • Many scholarship possibilities

      Places are limited and early registration is recommended. To receive your free invitation,

      REGISTER  TODAY.

       News, helpful articles, tips, videos, Q&A, ask questions in the Forum and in the Blog. Find all the answers about your MBA and Master's application process for FREE at www.prepadviser.com

       

    • 2015.09
    • United States Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Fulbright Grantees and Friends

      United States Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Fulbright Grantees and FriendsDCM to Hungary Edward Loo, a former Fulbright Hungary board member himself, held a reception at his residence for new US grantees to Hungary, selected alumni, board members, Fulbright staff, stakeholders and Hungarian partner universities and academic institutions.

      Ed Loo, as well as new Fulbright Board members Eric Watnik, the new Public Affairs Officer, and Chris Machin, the new Cultural Affairs Officer, introduced themselves and welcomed the US grantees, both students and lecturer/researchers.

      New Fulbright Hungary parters such as the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Renyi Instutite of Mathmatics, along with Szent István University (Gödöllő) were also in attendance.

      Thank you to the Embassy for this nice event.

    • Pál Rutkai received NYSID Chairman's Award

      Pál Rutkai received NYU Chairman's Award

      Pál Rutkai, Fulbright-Hungary Initiatives Foundation student grantee at New York School of Interior Design (AY 2014-15) successfully graduated and received The Chairman's Award to recognize his outstanding creative achievements in the Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design Program.

      Mr. Rutkai will return to Zoboki, Demeter & Associates Architects in order to share his newly acquired experience and knowledge.

    • 2015.06
    • Fulbright and Renyi Institute of Mathematics Establish Joint Student and Scholar ...

      Fulbright and Renyi Institute of Mathematics Establish Joint Student and Scholar Grants

      The Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and the Fulbright Commission in Hungary agreed to establish joint grants to support both students and scholars as early as the 2016-17 academic year. In the past, quite a few US mathematics graduate students have done research and audited courses at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics, a third party to this agreement. US students and faculty researchers will be jointly supported by Renyi and Fulbright to spend their grant periods at Renyi and BSM. We encourage you to apply by the August 3rd deadline for US faculty, and the October 13th deadline for US students. For more more information see www.renyi.hu or contact BSM at www.budapestsemesters.com.

    • 2015.05
    • András Jókúti Selected for Special Award by GWU Law School

      András Jókúti Selected for Special Award by GWU Law School

      András Jókúti, our LLM student at George Washington University Law School (AY 14-15) not only graduated with honors (a GPA of 3.89), but was also selected for the Thelma Weaver Memorial Award last week. This award is given to the "foreign LLM student who who contributed the most to the intellectual and professional life of the law school."

      Mr. Jókúti earned his LLM in Intellectual Property Law. We look forward to welcoming him into our Fulbright Hungary community and we wish him all the best down the road.

    • Ambassador Bell Launches Farewell Cruise for US and Hungarian Fulbrighters

      Ambassador Bell Launches Farewell Cruise for US and Hungarian Fulbrighters

      On Friday, May 15th, 2015, after a long day of orientation for our 32 Hungarian Fulbright grantees for AY 2015, US Ambassador Colleen Bradley Bell addressed a boatload of Fulbrighters, family and friends.

      Ambassador Bell helped us say goodbye to our 9 student and 4 scholar grantees from the States who will depart Hungary soon, and in the words of many, will be back many a time.

      Our 32 Fulbright grantees leave for the US in August, some in January. They represent 18 students and 14 scholars, who will be hosted by some of the best international and regional universities in the States. We will miss them all and look foward to their return very soon.

    • 2015.04
    • Equal Opportunity Day concert

      Equal Opportunity Day concert

      Harmony Foundation, the U.S. Embassy in Budapest and the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission cordially invite you to the performance in Nádor Hall, Institute for Visually Impaired Children (Budapest, XIV., Ajtósi Dürer sor 39.) by Rita Hoffmann & Mária Flamich ('11 University of California, Berkeley) at 7.30 p.m. on​ May 5, 2015 to promote Equality to come true, like Gottfried Heinrich’s Dream.

      European Day of Equal Opportunities is celebrated on May 5th according to the European Social Charter. Although it is a day especially dedicated to minorities including persons with disabilities in Europe, it is also the European day of Independent Living. As the idea of independent living was born in the City of Berkeley, we have thought to combine the day and the idea to highlight the supranational understanding of dignity of persons with disability.

    • Conference of Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2013-2014

      Conference of Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2013-2014

      Similar to the this January presentations, a conference was held on April 28, 2015 for the Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2013/2014. The purpose of the conference - attended by Jaye Chen, Executive Vice President, IIE New York and Daniel Kramer, Director, IIE Fulbright U.S. Student Program - is to give an opportunity to 10 returned Hungarian grantees to present on their Fulbright experience in the U.S.

    • U.S. Student Conference 2014-2015

      U.S. Student Conference 2014-2015

      In this conference the student grantees gave a 15-20 minutes presentation on their Fulbright project and research in Hungary. The presentations included a great variety of interesting topics. Please find the detailed program here.

    • University of Pécs agreement

      University of Pécs agreement

      New agreement signed between the University of Pécs and Fulbright Hungary on Friday, April 10 in Pécs. The agreement supports US ‎Fulbright‬ scholars who would like to teach or do research at Hungary's first university founded in 1367, Pécs, in 2016-17 and beyond. We look forward to receiving many applications over the next few years.

      Pécs' Rector Prof. Dr. József Bódis greeted the visiting U.S. Fulbright grantees and highlighted the internationalization of the University through its very long and active affiliation with Fulbright. Pécs is one of the most active sending and receiving universities in Hungary and we intend to continue this into the future.

    • Roma in Contemporary Europe Symposium

      Roma in Contemporary Europe Symposium at Duke University by Angéla Kóczé ('12 Wake Forest University) on April 7-8, 2015. The Symposium on "Global Governance, Democracy and Equality: Roma/Gypsies in Contemporary Europe" gives a recognition and visibility for a newly emerging scholarly theme of the struggle of Roma as a racialized ethnic group, which has been under- researched and theorized in the academic context.

    • 2015.03
    • Iconic Places: Elsewhere

      Iconic Places: Elsewhere - TOPOS 3 Conference at English and American Studies Institute, University of Pannonia featuring 4 Fulbright alumni: Ildikó Limpár ('02 Study of the US Institutes), Éva Federmayer ('07 University of Illinois), Tibor Glant ('00 George Washington University) and Károly Pintér ('03 Texas Christian University) on March 27-28, 2015

    • 33rd György Ránki Hungarian Chair Conference

      33rd György Ránki Hungarian Chair Conference

      33rd György Ránki Hungarian Chair Conference: Transformations of Urban Social Fabric in East Central Europe, 1880 to present on March 28 -29, 2015 at Indiana University, Bloomington featuring Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi ('93 Johns Hopkins University), László Borhi ('12 Indiana University, Bloomington & '96 Dartmouth College), Erika Szívós ('95 Boston University), Lynn Hooker ('11 Hungarian Academy of Sciences & '95 Institute of Musicology), Robert Nemes ('94 Eötvös Loránd University) and Bence Ságvári ('14 Indiana University, Bloomington)

    • Fulbright-Bard Advanced Performance Studies (APS) Grant at the Bard College Cons ...

      Fulbright-Bard Advanced Performance Studies (APS) Grant at the Bard College Conservatory of Music Fulbright-Bard Advanced Performance Studies (APS) Grant at the Bard College Conservatory of Music

      The Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission and Bard College Conservatory of Music are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to establish a jointly funded grant in Advanced Performance Studies for a student from Hungary starting in the Academic Year 2016-17. The agreement was presented in a ceremony held in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY on March 24 by Dr. Robert Martin, Director of Conservatory and Fulbright Executive Director Dr. Károly Jókay.

      Hungarian music students who have completed the bachelors degree (by July, 2015) and are interested in joining the Advanced Performance Studies (APS) Program of the Bard College Conservatory of Music in September 2016 should apply to the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange by September 1, 2015. Those accepted for the Fulbright award and by the Bard Conservatory APS Program will receive two years of financial support, the first year from Fulbright and the second year from the Bard Conservatory.

    • After Digitization: Using Digital Humanities to Explore Art History

      After Digitization: Using Digital Humanities to Explore Art History

      TechTea: After Digitization: Using Digital Humanities to Explore Art History at MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest with Kelly Cannon ('14 Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó Ház) on March 26, 2015

    • Fulbright Day at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC

      Fulbright Day at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC

      Ambassador H.E. Réka Szemerkényi, Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC and Fulbright Hungary co-hosted a concert, presentation and reception by and for Fulbright alumni from the US and Hungary on Friday, March 20th in Washington, D.C. About 70 Fulbrighters, family and stakeholders attended. Ambassador Szemerkényi shared a few thoughts about her own experience as a Fulbrighter studying at Johns Hopkins, and Károly Jókay, Executive Director, announced several new grants available to US applicants interested in coming to Hungary during the 2016-17 academic year.

      Shelby and Daniel Sender ('10 Liszt Academy of Music) played the piano and violin to get us in the mood. Scott Campbell ('07 University of Pannonia), Brittany Carlino-Marburger ('13 Veres Pálné Gimnázium), Jozsi Jalics ('13 Wigner Research Center for Physics) and Eric Lopez ('08 Central European University) gave powerful, personal and convincing testimonials about the impact of their time spent in Hungary, and the way in which their lives have been changed by their experiences there.

      All attendees enjoyed a sumptuous feast prepared by the Embassy's chef and catering staff.

      Thank you to the Ambassador and to Dávid Singer, First Secretary, Cultural Affairs for their support and organization, and to all Fulbrighters and stakeholders who joined us that evening. Kudos to Annamaria Sas for her work with past, present and future US grantees to Hungary.

      Fulbright Day at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC Fulbright Day at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC

      For more pictures see our Flickr Album

    • Berlin Seminar 2015

      Berlin Seminar 2015

      Lisa Romain ('14 Liszt Academy of Music) performed at the Gala Concert of the 61th Annual Berlin Seminar for American Fulbright Grantees, March 15 – 19, 2015 organized by the German Fulbright Commission.

    • Application Handbook for Hungarians 2016-2017

    • America Week 2015

      America Week 2015

      3 Fulbright alumni: Jason Wittenberg ('14 Central European University), Daniel Nyikos ('13 University of Szeged) and Megan Small ('14 National Széchényi Library) participated in the 8th America Week, March 23-26, 2015 at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém in the framework of Hungarian Days - Hungarian Diaspora in the West

      The annual event dedicated to the study of American culture and the strengthening of US-Hungarian ties was initiated by Scott M. Campbell ('07 University of Pannonia) program director of the joint Pannonia-Nazareth American Studies master's program.

    • 2015.02
    • New Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S.

      New Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S.

      New Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. Réka Szemerkényi ('93 Johns Hopkins University) presented her credentials to President Barack Obama.

    • Meet the Ambassadors

      Meet the Ambassadors

      U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bradley Bell and Hungarian Ambassador-desginate and Fulbright Hungary alumna Réka Szemerkényi ('93 Johns Hopkins University) addressed a capacity crowd at ‪Amcham‬ Hungary's Business Forum. Ambassador Bell took a moment to pose with current ‪Fulbright‬ grantees Kai Schafft and David Pitt (both '14 Central European University), as well as with former AmCham Hungary president and Fulbright Board member William Benkő.

    • Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological Field School

      Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School

    • Fulbright Hungary Alum Ambassador Geza Jeszenszky Keynotes US Alumni Return Conf ...

      Fulbright Hungary Alum Ambassador Géza Jeszenszky Keynotes US Alumni Return Conference

      Géza Jeszenszky, a Fulbright Hungary alum who taught and did research at UC Santa Barbara in the mid-1980s, served as Hungary's Foreign Minister and as Ambassador to the United States and more recently to Norway, keynoted the 3rd Annual RETURN - U.S. Alumni in Hungary Conference held on January 31, 2015, in the grand hall of the Faculty of Law of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. The Return conference featured students, faculty and professionals who participated in US Embassy-sponsored exchange programs. Newly arrived Ambassador Colleen Bradley Bell greeted the audience on behalf of the United States.

      Ambassador Jeszenszky's comments follow.

      "Dear Fulbright Alumni,

      Please accept my sincere apologies for my failure to address this RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary Conference personally. Today I cannot be in Budapest, so I can great you only with this written message.

      I am one of the early birds of the Hungarian Fulbright scholars; in 1984, 18 years after my graduation, when I was already a historian of some standing and an experienced teacher, I successfully applied for a grant to teach Central and Eastern European history at the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California. By that time I visited a few Western European countries and was able to do some historical research in the United Kingdom, but visiting the great adversary of the Soviet Bloc and teaching there, was simply incredible. Incredible even for close friends and relatives who asked me if I had joined the Communist Party, so that I received the permission to accept such a grant and to spend 10 months in the United States. But “the regime” (“a rendszer”) in Hungary in the mid-1980s was already in a crisis and gradually giving up its ramparts, it was indeed “the jolliest barrack in the communist bloc.” The twenty-seven months I spent at UCSB, teaching modern history, provided me with a lot of experience and tools which, upon my return to Hungary, I could use not only in teaching, but also in the political movements that led to the political earthquake in Hungary. A little later, when I was called upon to direct the foreign policy of my country, I found that quite a few “new” politicians from Central and Eastern Europe had also been Fulbright scholars. Foreigners visitors to the U.S. coming from non-democratic countries, exposed to the smooth working of the American political, economic and administrative system, were all upset by the contrast with their home country, and they were keen to introduce all what they found good in their own country. In that way the Fulbright Program contributed to the historic changes, to ending the Cold War and to the collapse of communism quite substantially. Many of those returned Fulbright alumni, having acquired language skills and gained experience in the operation of free societies, played a role in the intellectual ferment which preceded the changes emerged as political leaders and, following the free elections, became members of Parliament, came to serve in the new, non-Communist governments, in major diplomatic posts, in the civil service and in local government. It would be worth while collecting the names of all who rose to positions of prominence in the formerly communist-dominated countries who had been Fulbright scholars.

      In the last thirty years hundreds, even thousands of Hungarians were beneficiaries of Fulbright grants. In all the countries involved in the Fulbright Program it contributed to great advances in the home country in politics, economics, science and scholarship. By taking home many results in science, by overcoming ignorance, intolerance, old prejudices; by opening the world for many people who can influence the thinking of new generations, by building friendships, the Fulbright Program made history.

      We, who had the privilege to spend considerable time in the United States, learned not only much in our own special field; we came to know North America. The U.S. is not perfect, I am sure we had also some bad experiences there, but I’d be much surprised if we all had not become friends, and in many ways admirers of that country. Today the U.S. is no longer as popular as it had been during the Cold War behind the Iron Curtain. In Hungary, to my regret, there is much ignorance about the “American way of life,” and especially about the policies of the U.S. It is one thing to disagree with certain steps and conduct; that often happens between friends. It is quite another to spread false rumors and unfounded accusations about a country which – in my opinion – continues to be a force for good, and fighting evil systems and practices. I consider it as my duty to enlighten the Hungarian public, as much as I have opportunities, about the values and true intentions of the United States. I hope most of us also feel like that.

      Realizing both the great potentials and the great dangers of our new, post Cold War era, we, the beneficiaries and advocates of the Fulbright programs, can give our share to ensure that the 21st century avoided the many dangers and pitfalls it is facing, and realized the great hopes that filled mankind at earlier ages.

      I wish all of you a pleasant reunion and a very successful conference."

    • 2015.01
    • Educatio Fair 2015

      Educatio Fair 2015

      The 15th Educatio International Education Fair, January 22-24, 2015 is the biggest education professional exhibition in Central-Europe. Nearly 30,000 visitors: students and people intending to study, educators, educational institution directors and decision-makers visited the exhibition over 3 days. Fulbright EducationUSA staff promoted U.S. higher education among 100 other exhibitors.

    • Record Applications from US Scholars and Students

      Fulbright Hungary has broken the 10 year record for the number of US applicants: up 47% to 115 for Academic Year 2015/16 (versus a total of 78 for the current Academic Year)!

      Most signfificantly, the number of applicants to our English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program more than tripled from 13 to 46 as a consequence of our Roma Student Initiative program. Overall US student applications were up 80%, while scholar applications increased by 8.3%. We look forward to completing the selection and nomination process very soon.

    • Eclogues and Other Poems

      AMERICANA eBooks, a publishing label at the Department of American Studies, University of Szeged, has just released Miklós Radnóti's 'Eclogues and Other Poems', translated by the late Jack Roberts ('02 University of Szeged).

    • Clowns on the Horizon

      Clowns on the Horizon

      On December 4, Megan Small ('14 Budapest Music Center) and her husband, Daniel, went to Letkés on the northern border of Hungary with Bohócok a Láthatáron (Clowns on the Horizon). Founded by Yvette Feuer ('01 Sarah Lawrence College), Bohócok a Láthatáron is a non-profit group of Hungarian actor-clowns whose mission is to bring joy to and develop the culture and life of impoverished and marginalized communities all over Hungary. Megan and Dan assisted the clowns with their educational activities using movement, painting, coloring, music and dance. Megan also taught the children the American dance, the Bunny Hop.

    • 2014.12
    • Fulbright Scholars and Students Hosted by Foreign Affairs Committee

      Fulbright Scholars and Students Hosted by Foreign Affairs Committee

      Mr. Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee hosted a delegation of Hungarian and US Fulbrighters in the Committee's ornate conference room in the Hungarian Parliament, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

      Five US grantees currently in Hungary presented their projects and shared impressions. They included students Megan Small ('14 National Széchényi Library, Budapest Music Center) and Jan Alexander Wessel ('13 Corvinus University of Budapest). Hanni Thoma, our English Teaching Assistant who works with Roma students at the Jesuit Roma College, the St. Ignatius College as well as Pazmany Peter Catholic University, described her work. Scholars Mary Durfee ('14 Corvinus University of Budapest) discussed her studies and lectures regarding water regulation, while John Cox ('14 University of Szeged) shared his impressions of students and colleagues in Szeged, and indicated he would be setting up new exchanges with his home institution, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

      Four Hungarian alumni were also present, including breast cancer researcher Attila Marcell Szász ('13 University of Chicago), internet bullying researcher Katalin Parti ('13 Bridgewater State University), nuclear and chemical disarmament researcher Anna Péczeli ('13 Federation of American Scientists) who finished her dissertion on Fulbright grant at the Federation of Nuclear Scientists, as well as human computer interaction expert Tamás Csapó ('13 Indiana University, Bloomington).

      Mr. Németh, impressed with the delegation, looks forward to meeting more Fulbrighters in the future.

    • Borderlands Multidisciplinary Symposium

      Borderlands Multidisciplinary Symposium

      La Frontera: Borderlands Multidisciplinary Symposium on December 4, 2014 at Eszterházy Károly College, Eger featuring Gabriel Meléndez ('14 Eszterházy College), Zoltán Abádi-Nagy ('87 University of Minnesota & Oklahoma), Kenneth Stevens ('14 University of Debrecen), Mary Durfee ('14 Corvinus University), Tamás Vraukó ('13 University of Texas-El Paso), Zoltán Peterecz ('14 Yale University).

      See here the detailed program.

    • Bio Briquettes Factory

      Building Community_2014

      Building Community_2014: an exhibition at the Association of Hungarian Architects on a bio briquettes factory built in Monor. The project was financed by a 2013 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund grant to the Hungarian International Exchange Alumni Team coordinated by Katalin ​Fazekas ('12 Portland State University) and Miklós Oroszlány ('11 Auburn University).

      The aim of the grant was to develop a self-sustaining program based on utilization of bio briquette in order to empower a Roma community and at the same time to strengthen the commitment of young designers toward public interest design.

      The bio briquettes factory project was featured at the Think Global, Build Social! exhibition in Budapest on March 23, 2016.

    • 2014.11
    • Chromatic-Achromatic Monochromia exhibition

      Chromatic-Achromatic Monochromia exhibition

      Who is Afraid of Primaries? Chromatic-Achromatic Monochromia exhibition by Péter Paizs ('10 Hunter College, CUNY) at Fuga Budapest Center of Architecture.

    • AIT Budapest visit

      AIT Budapest visit

      On November 14, 2014 U.S. ‎Fulbright‬ grantees to Hungary visited the AIT-Budapest Aquincum Institute of Technology and met Gabor Bojar, founder of AIT and Graphisoft. The group also visited the world’s first statue of Steve Jobs and the Aquincum Museum of roman relics.

    • Hungarian Medical Association of America public lecture

      Hungarian Medical Association of America public lecture

      The public lecture of György Baffy ('14 University of Debrecen) President of Hungarian Medical Association of America on November 26, 2014 is organized by the Fulbright Alumni Szeged Chapter.

    • The Mother-Centered Pregnancy Care Project

      With the support of a Fulbright research award, Nick Rubashkin ('13 Semmelweis University) collaborated with Imre Szebik and many members of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences to adapt the American survey Listening to Mothers to the Hungarian context. The survey, called the "Mother-Centered Pregnancy Care" project, obtained 1250 responses. The survey explores women's satisfaction with different pregnancy care options in Hungary. This lecture will review the methodology and preliminary results, exploring informed consent; health care decision making; informal cash payments; overuse of care.

      Date: December 10, 2014 8:30am
      Place: The Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad tér 4, Library, 20th floor

    • EducationUSA Open House

      EducationUSA Open House

      The EducationUSA Advising Center will be hosting an Open House for students to familiarize themselves with U.S. higher education and provide a chance to speak with more than 20 alumni of various U.S. universities as well as other scholarship and work opportunities.

    • Fairfield University Info Session

      Fairfield University Info Session

    • Hungarian Film Festival of San Francisco

      Hungarian Film Festival of San Francisco

      The 3rd Hungarian Film Festival of San Francisco by Hungarian Film in San Francisco at Central European California Cultural Institute is moderated by Steven Kovacs ('02 University of Theater and Film Arts) and Jason Wittenberg ('14 Central European University) on the November 14-16 and 21-22 weekends.

    • Guest lectures by Országh László Chair in American Studies

      Guest lectures by Országh László Chair in American Studies

      Kenneth Stevens ('14 Institute of English and American Studies at Debrecen University), professor of history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas gave a talk at the American Corner Debrecen entitled Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States on October 22, 2014.

      The Hungarian Academy of Sciences CSS Institute for Legal Studies will host a lecture on The U.S. Supreme Court and the Problem of School Segregation in the United States on November 13, 2014.

    • Meet Top Business Schools One-to-One in Budapest

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    • Crossing the World

      Crossing the World

      Crossing the World benefit concert by Lisa Romain ('14 Liszt Academy) at the Hungarian House in New York on November 6, 2014

    • 2014.10
    • Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

      Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

      King Felipe VI of Spain honored the Fulbright Program with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in recognition of the Program's educational and cultural exchange that has strengthened links and mutual understanding between the world's citizens. The King, who is the former Prince of Asturias, presented the award at a grand ceremony in Oviedo, Spain on October 24, 2014. Executive Director Károly Jókay attended the event.

    • Eger-Noszvaj-Recsk-Feldebrő visit

      Eger-Noszvaj-Recsk-Feldebrő visit

      The Commission organized a two-day visit to Eger and surroundings for U.S. Fulbright grantees on October 10-11, 2014. Half of the group participated in a workshop on Internationalization of Higher Education at Eszterházy Károly College. The final event of the day was a wine tasting at Sike Winery in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. The next day the group visited the 18th century De la Motte Mansion in Noszvaj, the former forced labor camp at Recsk, now National Memorial Park and an 11th century church at Feldebrő.

    • Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust

      From Kamenetsk Podolsk to Auschwitz

      The Commission sponsored a reception at the closing ceremony of the "From Kamenetsk Podolsk to Auschwitz" international scientific conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust. Several U.S. and Hungarian Fulbrighters were among the speakers of the conference organized by the John Wesley Theological College (Budapest), Nazareth College (Rochester, New York) with the support of the Budapest University of Jewish Studies.

    • Animated Documentary Director Steven Fischer Spoke at CEU

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      Freedom Dance animated documentary screening

      Fulbright Specialist Steven Fischer, currently posted at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, screened his documentary "Freedom Dance" at Central European University on October 13th. The screening was co-sponsored by CEU's Center for Arts and Culture (CAC). CAC Director Lilla Földy was a most welcoming host.

      Steven Fischer is a two-time Emmy® nominated writer/producer and digital cinematographer of fiction, non-fiction, and animated stories. His credits include the films Freedom Dance (2007) featuring Mariska Hargitay and Old School New School (2010) with Brian Cox. In 2010, The Daily Record included Fischer on their list of 60 Influential Marylanders. His films have received numerous awards including: Two Emmy Award nominations, CINE Masters Series Award, 7 Telly Awards, 2 CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and 2 Gold Remi Awards. Fischer is a Fulbright recipient in Hungary, and sought internationally to speak on creativity.

      Freedom Dance (animated documentary, 29 mins, 2007) documents four months in the lives of artist Edward Hilbert and his wife, Judy, as refugees defiantly leaving Communist Hungary during the violent 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Along the way, Edward kept a journal in cartoon form detailing a trip defined by adventure. This animated documentary attempts to re-tell the Hilberts' eventful escape by inter-cutting original character-driven animation with recorded interviews and photographs.

      Discussion followed with Steven Fischer director, Fulbright Alum ('06 New York University) Csaba Békés historian (Hungarian Academy of Science, Corvinus University of Budapest), and Brigitta Iványi-Bitter art historian (MOME Animation) moderated by Károly Jókay (Executive Director of the US-Hungary Fulbright Commission).

    • Mozart manuscript discovered in Budapest

      Mozart manuscript discovered in Budapest

      Balázs Mikusi ('02 Cornell University and current host of Megan Small '14) discovers original Mozart manuscript of the Piano Sonata in A, K.331 (Rondo alla Turca) at National Széchényi Library, Budapest.

    • 2014.09
    • Fulbright Alumni honored with award

      Merit of Hungary Officer's Cross

      Congratulations to Ágnes Fülemile ('92 UC Berkeley; '98 Rutgers) for receiving the Order of Merit of Hungary, Officer's Cross on the occasion of the Hungarian national day.

    • US Fulbright scholars at Csányi Foundation

      U.S. Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation

      For a 3rd consecutive year U.S. Fulbright scholars have been visiting the Talent Development Program Community Houses of the Csányi Foundation nationwide.

      On September 20, 2014 Megan Small ('14 National Széchényi Library; Budapest Music Center) visited the Community House of Jászberény and presented on her research on Frigyes Hidas.

      On October 17, 2014 John Cox ('14 University of Szeged) visited the Community House of Szeged and presented on how knowledge accumulates throughout history.

      On November 15, 2014 Lisa Romain ('14 Liszt Academy of Music) visited the Community House of Pécs and presented on her violin studies.

      On February 21, 2015 Katie Shuford ('14 Kodály Zoltán Pedagogical Institute of Music) visited the Community House of Nagybajom and presented on her musical studies.

      On April 13, 2015 Annyce & Kai Schafft ('14 Central European University, Institute for Advanced Study) visited the Community House of Jászberény to judge an English competition there.

    • Migration Conference

      Migration Conference

      The conference this Saturday is organized by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen. Among the presenters are Tibor Glant ('00 George Washington University), István Vida ('03 University of Maryland) and Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno)

    • Fulbright‬-CSU-United Hungarian Societies

      Fulbright‬-CSU-United Hungarian Societies

      Rita Gárdosi ('14 Cleveland State University) is the first ‎Fulbright‬-CSU-United Hungarian Societies joint grantee. A welcome reception in honor of Dr. Rita Gárdosi was held on September 5. Cleveland State University, the Department of Modern Languages, and the United Hungarian Societies invited guests in order to introduce the visiting Fulbright instructor of Hungarian Language and Culture for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • History of the U.S. Foreign Policy

      History of the U.S. Foreign Policy

      Book launch this Thursday: History of the U.S. Foreign Policy by Amb. Tamás Magyarics ('01 University of Texas, Austin & '08 CSIS) talks with Réka Szemerkényi ('93 Johns Hopkins University) Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno)

    • Fulbright Hungary and Jesuit Roma College sign cooperation agreement

      Fulbright Hungary and Jesuit Roma College sign cooperation agreement

      After the opening session of Fulbright's orientation for the AY 2014-15 US grantees to Hungary, ED Károly Jókay and the rector of the Jesuit Roma College István Antal signed a cooperation agreement.

      For the second academic year running, the Roma Residential College will host an American Fulbright student, who teaches CV skills, interviewing, English and American culture.

      Starting in AY 2015-16, there will be two English teachers working with two of the Christian Roma residential colleges in Hungary. Fulbright Hungary has been awarded extra funding by the US State Department to kick off the Roma Student Initiative in AY 2015. For more details, see below.

      Fulbright Hungary’s Roma Student Initiative

      The Roma Student Initiative is designed to help meet the higher education goals, and strengthen leadership, of the Roma student population in Hungary, who are disadvantaged due to their poor economic situation and have suffered discrimination over the years. The goal of the Roma Student Initiative is to work with Roma students who have already gained admission to one of Hungary’s colleges or universities and are prospective Roma Residential College residents that were set up in order to support first generation students, often from underprivileged families.

      A very small percentage of Hungary’s Roma youth population complete their high school studies, and only a few hundred are enrolled in a higher education institution. The Hungarian Government’s Roma Integration Program, as well as private efforts supported by the Roma Education Fund, Romaversitas, and other private initiatives will serve as our partners in identifying qualified candidates.

      During the past year, one Fulbright English Teaching Assistant was assigned to pilot the Roma Student Initiative at the Jesuit Roma Residential College in Budapest, Hungary. His goal was to

      • Conduct outreach to high school students in general, in areas with significant Roma presence

      • Conduct advanced English classes for groups of 5 students at the Jesuit Roma Residential College with similar numbers at the other 4 Residential Colleges

      • Establish an “English club” for cultural immersion activities that reach out to a broader and younger audience.


      In collaboration with EducationUSA, provide educational advising to those students who seem skillful candidates for U.S. study programs, including, but not limited to, grant-writing, interview skills, researching educational institutions etc. Up to 10 Roma students per year could be fit to apply for graduate and undergraduate admissions and take standardized tests. The peer group involved would be an approximate number of 40-50 students in Budapest and three other regional centers that are served by American Corners and Roma residential halls.

    • Fulbright orientation Fall 2014

      Fulbright orientation Fall 2014

      Fulbright Hungary held its orientation week for 17 US scholars and students during the week of September 1, 2014. Our new scholars and students were briefed on the practicalities of living in Hungary, and were treated to a panel discussion on current Hungarian politics chaired by ED Károly Jókay, with two guest speakers, Péter Krekó of the consulting firm Political Capital and Ákos Balogh, editor of the on-line political portal, Mandiner. Former Finance Minister Csaba Laszló, currently senior partner with KPMG, led a discussion on economic issues.

      Our scholars and students also got a taste of dining along the Danube, and visited Szentendre, an artists' colony, as well as the medieval and renaissance fortress of Visegrád.


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    • 2014.08
    • 2014 George Pólya Prize

      Adam W. Marcus ('03 HAS Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics) was awarded the George Pólya Prize.

      The George Pólya Prize in mathematics, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in evenly numbered years, is named after Hungarian mathematician George Pólya.

    • 2014.07
    • Fulbright-University of Debrecen Scholar Grant

      Fulbright-University of Debrecen Scholar Grant

      The Fulbright Commission, Hungary, and the University of Debrecen signed a memorandum of understanding on cost sharing on July 4, 2014, to establish a joint lecturing grant for US scholars starting in AY 2014-15. The agreement was presented at a graduation ceremony held for the Faculty of Medicine, by Dr. András Nábrádi, Vice-Rector, and Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission.

    • Northside Trade Show

      Northside Trade Show

      Balázs Vedres ('00 Columbia University & '14 Northwestern University) participated in the Northside Trade Show, New York City at the Budapest Urban Zoo booth as co-founder of GraviTalent startup team.

    • Honorary Professor Appointment

      Honorary Professor Appointment

      Michele G. Shedlin, Fulbright '12 fellow from New York University, College of Nursing has held a course "Suffering and Comfort in Narrative Medicine" at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Szeged. She has actively participated in curriculum development as well. Her lectures are internationally well-known and scientifically recognized.
      The honorary professor appointment expresses the gratitude and appreciation of Professor Michele G. Shedlin for showing commitment and dedication toward the Faculty of Dentistry.

    • 2014.06
    • Ministry of Human Resources visit

      Ministry of Human Resources visit

      On June 3, 2014 Mr. Kolos Gálffy, Head of Department for International Relations in Education from the Ministry of Human Resources and Fulbright Board member met American Fulbright exchange teachers Alaina Kinney and Brittany Carlino Marburger as well as their Hungarian mentor teachers, Nóra D. Nagyné Kecskeméti and Gabriella Kiss to discuss the American teachers' experiences of teaching in Hungary. The exchange teachers talked about how important this year has been for their personal and professional development, and how they plan to continue collaboration between their American school and their Hungarian host school. Through their own enriching experience of living and teaching abroad, they wish to expand their students' world view in the future to help them become knowledgeable, global citizens. Mr. Gálffy expressed his appreciation for the excellent job the Fulbright exchange teachers did all through the past school year in Hungary. He hopes that exchanges of US and Hungarian educators at the high school level will continue even if in a different format in the future too.

    • Fulbright-University of Pannonia Joint Lecturing Grant

      The Fulbright Commission, Hungary, and the University of Pannonia (formerly know as University of Veszprém) signed a memorandum of understanding on June 20, 2014, to establish a joint lecturing grant for US scholars starting in AY 2015-16. The agreement was presented at a graduation ceremony held for the Faculty of Information Science, by Prof. Dr. Ferenc Friedler, the University's Rector, and Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission.

      US scholars in all fields taught by the University of Pannonia are encouraged to apply by the August 1, 2014 deadline. Information Science, a particularly strong specialty at Pannonia, is one of the priority fields being sought during the three year duration of this agreement through the 2017-18 academic year.

    • Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle

      Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle

      On June 20th, The Hungarian American Fulbright Commission sponsored the first meeting of the Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle (HARC). The meeting brought together an international group of renowned researchers - among them 3 Fulbrighters: Roderick Salisbury ('07 Mihály Munkácsy Museum), Danielle Riebe ('13 Hungarian National Museum) and Györgyi Parditka ('14 University of Michigan) - dedicated to advancing the field of archaeology and developing methods for ensuring regional comparability in Hungary: BAKOTA: The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology Project

    • Cookbook Roma Style!

      Cookbook Roma Style!

      Andrew Gatti ('13 Jesuit Roma College & EducationUSA Hungary ETA) and his students just published Cook Roma Style! Please contact us or the Roma College for a hard copy!

      The following is a translation of an article in Hungarian from the website of the Jesuit Roma Residential College:

      The Jesuit Roma College (JRC) was cordially invited to a Fulbright Cultural Evening on May 24th, 2014 held at the Brody House. JRC was the host institution of Mr. Andrew Gatti, an American Fulbrighter, and teacher of the advanced English class at the College.

      For our end-term project we decided to create a cookbook together. Though, this cookbook is not like any other. It is special because it contains traditional Hungarian-Roma recipes, titled Cook Roma Style.

      As the end product of our joint efforts, the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission along with the Jesuit Roma College published our work through 600 copies. Its purpose is to present traditional gypsy specialties to the general public, especially foreigners. The contents are in English. First, we collected the recipes in Hungarian then we translated them into English together. Students who contributed to the work were Krisztina Balogh, Alexandra Bangó, Réka Szénási, Ágnes Zubor, and Kitti Zsigmond.

      We would like to thank the Fulbright Commission for making this project possible.

      We may read the following in the Introduction of the book:

      “We are six university students from Hungary who are not just Hungarian, but Roma people as well. We were thinking about how we could introduce our Roma culture in different settlements and countries. We all come from different places but we all have the same goal, besides graduating, to put an end to hatred, which has been formed because of stereotypes. We want to show and also prove to others who we actually are.

      As a first step, we believe that this cookbook is a way to achieve our goal. We have learned from our parents and grandparents that we could influence men through their stomach and also that the biggest decisions in life were made at a great lunch or next to a fantastic dinner. Both lessons, revolve around cooking.

      The Roma or gypsies’ situation is a serious problem nowadays in Hungary. Many people don’t know our culture or where we come from, not to mention the fact that we are actually colorful characters. According to history, Roma people come from India. The Roma culture is rich with its own language, music, traditions, and of course, cuisine. As students of the Jesuit Roma Szakkollégium (dormitory), we have been provided an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our culture. We are surrounded in a community that fosters a healthy self-image and helps form out the ‘double identity’ that many Hungarian-Roma students deal with here.

      We would like to thank Andrew Gatti for the possibility to establish and edit this cookbook. We have tried to convey all of the practices and skills that we have learned from our relatives and also from that specific prowess, which is the Roma people’s possession. Enjoy cooking, eating, and discovering the Roma culture. Jó étvágyat!”

      To view the booklet, see issuu.com/fulbrighthungary/docs/cook_roma_style

      To download the booklet, see www.fulbright.hu/doc/Cook_Roma_Style.pdf

    • Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

      The Fulbright Program for educational and cultural exchange has been bestowed with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.

    • Fulbright-Antall József Fellowship

      Antall József Knowledge Centre

      Dr. Károly Jókay, the executive director of the Hungarian Fulbright Commission and Mr. Péter Antall, the director of Antall József Knowledge Centre of Political and Social Sciences signed a cooperation agreement on starting the Fulbright- Antall József Fellowship program for U.S. students.

      The Fulbright-Antall Jozsef Fellowship is available to US students interested in Economics, International Relations, Security Policy and other social sciences. Mr. Jan Alexander Wessel, Fulbright student in Hungary AY 2013-14 has been selected as the first Antall Fellow for the Fall Semester, 2014. The Fellow will be based at the Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre's office at Corvinus University, and will take part in organizing conferences, publications and other activities. US students are encouraged to apply for this fellowship for AY 2015-16 by the October 15, 2014 deadline.

    • Jazz Workshop

      Jazz Workshop

      Dániel Szabó ('03 New England Conservatory) - Péter Erskine - Edwin Livingston Trio Jazz Workshop at the MÜPA Palace of Arts, Budapest on June 24.

    • Art Quarter Budapest

      Art Quarter Budapest

    • 2014.05
    • HAAS 10

      10th Biannual Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies

      25 Fulbright alumni will give a talk at the 10th Biannual Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS) organized by the Institute of English and American Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, May 30-31, 2014.

    • 4th George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression

      The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression

      The 4th annual George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression is co-organized by Rebecca Chory ('08 Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts) from West Virginia University and Jolán Róka ('96 Texas A&M University) vice rector.

    • Piano Concert at the Embassy

      Piano Concert at the Embassy

      Spring Piano Concert by Tünde Krasznai ('13 UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music) at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC on May 22, 2014.

    • Fulbright Cultural Evening

      Eger visit

    • Eger visit

      Eger visit

      The Commission organized a trip to Eszterházy Károly College in Eger for US grantees. The group also visited the famous fortress of Eger.

    • Gabor Kalman in Debrecen

      Gabor Kalman in Debrecen

      Holocaust Remembrance Day: There Was Once...-special guest Gabor Kalman ('93 Academy of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest) on April 23 in New York and May 28 in Debrecen.

    • Fulbright Is...

      What does the Fulbright Program mean to you?

    • America Week 2014

      America Week 2014

      The event was originally launched in 2008 at the initiative of then guest Fulbright professor Dr. Scott Campbell from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY. America Week has since become an annual tradition in Veszprem and 2014 will already bring us the 7th America Week.

    • Diving Normal

      Diving Normal

      Diving Normal a film co-written by Ashlin Halfnight ('05 National Theater, Budapest) won the 2014 Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

    • David Degge in Concert

      David Degge in Concert

      David Degge's ('13 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music) free solo concert at the Kupolaterem of Liszt Academy this Sunday!

    • Meeting on Emerging Philanthropy

      Meeting on Emerging Philanthropy

      Fulbright Specialist Jon Van Til's ('10 ELTE) inaugural lecture, University of Jewish Studies, Budapest

      The meeting was convened by Dr. Zoltan Haberman, who welcomed the attenders and introduced Prof. Van Til. Van Til presented a lecture, the notes for which are attached to this memo. The presence of Judith Komoly, Vice-Rector of the University of Jewish Studies, was warmly acknowledged. In the lecture, Van Til indicated the importance in developing, in Hungary and elsewhere,
      1) Emerging Philanthropy;
      2) A truly Independent Third Sector; and
      3) A civil culture within civil society organizations.

      A lively and productive workshop followed the lecture, attended by ten participants from the earlier session. Fulbright Scholar Prof. Elemer Boreczky recalled the use of public arts in Philadelphia to advance the cause of intergroup understanding and diversity. Prof. Gabor Hegyesi noted the invitation in the lecture to discuss the development of a research and applied educational focus at the Jewish University that might advance the goals described in the lecture. Dr. Haberman mentioned the emergence of the group “Memento70”, aiming to raise philanthropic resources required by the Jewish community's refusal to accept public funding, in light of its opposition to the proposed monument to the German occupation of Hungary in 1944.

      Discussion then focused on modes of public research that might bring light to the significance of this emerging movement within the Hungarian Jewish and other communities in opposition to the construction of the monument. Since this case is receiving world-wide attention, development of an academic case study would appear as a priority.

      The possible convening of a quickly-organized “quasi-flash” conference was also discussed, and this idea will be presented by members of our group to the Tranzit organization.

      Contributions to the workshop were also received from returned Fulbright Scholars such as Prof. Ágnes Kövér ('98 New York University), Prof. Ágnes Boreczky ('00 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), and Krisztina Tury ('12 Maxwell School of Syracuse University), economist Dr. Eva Kuti, journalist and author Gergely Nagy, and ELTE student Denes Domjan.

      Dr. Haberman and Prof. Van Til were asked by the group to confer following the session and to convene, if possible, a follow-up meeting where these matters of enhancing philanthropy and civil society might be further discussed and effectively advanced.

    • 2014.04
    • Showcase Concert

      Showcase Concert

      The Showcase Concert on May 10, 2014 at Rajkó-Talentum Dance and Music School is organized by Micah Huang ('13 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music). This FREE concert aims to showcase this wonderful school and to cultivate friendship between the Hungarian Roma and International Communities.

    • Prezi visit

      Prezi Budapest Headquarters

      The Commission organized a visit for U.S. Fulbright grantees to Prezi Budapest Headquarters guided by Drew Banks, Head of International. Prezi recently joined President Obama's ConnectED Tech Initiative for U.S. classrooms committing $100 million in Edu Pro licenses to hundreds of thousands of high schools and educators

    • American Grace

      American Grace

      Solo debut album of Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick ('07 Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music) American Grace is available for pre-sale.

    • Sándor Palace

      Sándor Palace

      The Fulbright Alumni Association organized a visit to the Hungarian President's Office at Sándor Palace for U.S. grantees on April 10, 2014.

    • U.S. Student Conference AY 2013-2014

      U.S. Student Conference AY 2013-2014

      Please find the detailed program here.

    • The Sculpture of David Smith in Europe and America

      The Sculpture of David Smith in Europe and America

      Guest speaker next Tuesday at American Corner Debrecen: Esther T. Thyssen ('06 University of Debrecen)

    • University of West Hungary

      University of West Hungary

      The Commission organized a 2-day trip to the University of West Hungary, Győr and Mosonmagyaróvár campuses for US grantees. The group also visited the first Lipóti Bakery in Lipót and the Futura Interactive Science Adventure Centre

    • Hungarian Cultural Association Inaugural Conference

      Inaugural Conference of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Indiana University

      The Hungarian Cultural Association and Department of Central Eurasian Studies of Indiana University hosted an inaugural & interdisciplinary conference on topics related to Hungary on April 5-6, 2014. Economist and Visiting Fulbright Professor István Benczes ('13 Indiana University, Bloomington) delivered the keynote address: From goulash communism to goulash populism: Path-dependence in Hungarian economic transformation.

      The Contemporary Hungary: Cultural and Linguistic Issues session was chaired by László Borhi ('12 Indiana University, Bloomington). Katalin Parti ('13 Bridgewater State University) talked on Stories of My Grandfather: Historical Milestones of Life in Hungary during the 20th Century while Tamás Csapó ('13 Indiana University, Bloomington) on Comparison of tongue contour extraction methods from ultrasound images for use in text-to-speech synthesis. The Hungarian Legacies and Hungarian Identity session was chaired by Lynn Hooker ('95 & '11 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Musicology).

      The conference complemented the Russian and East European Institute’s Roundtable on Post-Communism: Cyberlink in the Post Communist Era: The International Politics of the Internet, Cyberspace, and Cybersecurity. Anna Péczeli ('13 Federation of American Scientists) gave a talk entitled The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties and Models for the Middle East.

    • Jesuit Roma College visit

      Jesuit Roma College visit

      The following is a translation of an article in Hungarian from the website of the Jesuit Roma Residential College: America, A dream for many

      On the 20th of March, as tradition has it, at the Jesuit Roma College the customary Thursday night community dinner took place with a special presentation from representatives of the Hungarian American Fulbright Commission.

      We had a chance to familiarize ourselves with the Fulbright program through the joint presentation of Agnes Raboczki, Fulbright EducationUSA Adviser, and Andrew Gatti, Fulbright ETA (whom many of our students may recognize as one of the college’s English language instructors). Using a Prezi presentation, Agnes explained the brief history of the Fulbright program, the importance of bringing together Hungarian and American cultural relations, and the main conditions of the scholarship.

      Hungary joined the Fulbright Program in 1978 and established the Fulbright Commission in Hungary in the year 1992. As students, we were presented with an incredible opportunity to study at any higher education institution of our desire. Undoubtedly, this can only be achieved with excellent grades, English language knowledge (i.e. a sufficient TOEFL exam score), a Bachelor’s degree at minimum, and the submission of the Fulbright application form. The latter is followed by the institutional TOEFL language test (if the applicant does not already have a TOEFL score) and an interview which will take place in June-July. The application process takes a time period of approximately one year. Sounds complicated, right? We felt a little intimidated as well, but it turns out that the Fulbright application process is easily understandable and through hard work and perseverance we may become one of the Fulbright program’s student grantees. Therefore, it is exceptionally important that we concentrate even harder on our studies.

      To experience America is a dream for many, and with this scholarship we have a chance to do so. The college was buzzing with excitement after the presentation. We discovered that we have the possibility to study at highly esteemed institutions such as Harvard or Yale University. To help turn our dreams into realities our college is ready to offer a wide variety of assistance to its students in accordance with the support of the Fulbright Commission.
      Afterwards, a cheerful dinner followed the presentation at which most of my college mates for already thinking of which university they would like to attend, what field of research to pick, and how they would be able to utilize the results of their research in Hungary.

      Consequently, our Thursday night was once again spent usefully. Our presenters shed light on new paths, as well as making us realize that our dreams are just an arm’s length away and it is never too late to start working towards them. All in all, it is clear to many of us that the compensation for pouring our time and energy into our studies will be innumerable.

    • 2014.03
    • Roma Cultural Evening

      Roma Cultural Evening

      The Commission organized a Roma Cultural Evening at KuglerArt Szalon Gallery for U.S. Fulbright grantees hosted by József Rostás ('13 Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders – Institute on Social Entrepreneurship) on March 18, 2014.

    • EXCHANGE Berlin Fulbright Exhibition

      EXCHANGE Berlin Fulbright Exhibition

      Group show of 5 US Fulbright visual artists in Europe exploring the notion of international exchange: EXCHANGE Berlin Fulbright Exhibition curated by Galen Gibson-Cornell ('13 Hungarian University of Fine Arts) and Nannette Vinson ('11 Intercultural Dialogue Foundation) opens on March 25 at the Staycation Museum in Berlin, following a similar show, BORDERS last year.

      HOME Exhibition at Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin by Damian Stamer ('07 Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest) between March 1-April 5, 2014.

      Gibson-Cornell, Galen ('13 Hungarian University of Fine Arts) gave a talk at Euroacademia Re-Inventing Eastern Europe Conference, Berlin entitled Budapest (Re)imagined: Creatively Examining Urban Street-Poster Aesthetics in Hungary’s Capital.

    • Zsolnay exhibition in Kecskemét

      Dawn's Glow, The Resurgence of Zsolnay Eosin Glaze Zsolnay exhibition in Kecskemét

      Dawn's Glow, The Resurgence of Zsolnay Eosin Glaze: the show Julia Kunin ('12 University of Pécs) co-curated at Iliad Gallery, NY is now being shown at International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét until April 15, 2014.

    • SZIE Educational Fair

      International Education Fair 2014 at Szent István University, Gödöllő on March 26, 2014.

    • Bach Concert

      Bach Concert

      Concert by Rita Hoffmann & Mária Flamich ('11 University of California, Berkeley) on March 21, 2014 at the Institute for Visually Impaired Children.

    • Art Nouveau in Budapest

      Art Nouveau in Budapest

      The Commission organized a guided tour to explore the Art Nouveau in Budapest for U.S. Fulbright grantees on March 7, 2014. The group visited the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary and the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest.

    • The Hungary Initiatives Foundation to support Fulbright Program

      The Hungary Initiatives Foundation to support Fulbright Program

      Budapest/Washington, March 14, 2014

      The Boards of Directors of the Fulbright Commission, Hungary and of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF), Washington, are pleased to announce the signing of a multi-year cooperative agreement, in which the parties agree to jointly promote mutual understanding, educational exchange, scientific and cultural contacts between the people of Hungary and the United States of America. HIF’s grant to the Institute of International Education’s Fulbright Assistance Fund will enable Fulbright Hungary to support Hungarian and American scholars and students in the 2013-14 and the 2014-15 academic years for research and study in both the United States and Hungary.

      The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is the flagship worldwide international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Hungary joined the Program in 1978. Based on a bilateral agreement between the governments of the U.S. and Hungary signed in 1990, the Hungarian-American Fulbright Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Hungary and by worldwide cooperating agencies such as the Institute of International Education in New York. The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization committed to strengthening the understanding and cooperation between Hungary and the United States of America. In line with its mission, the Foundation wishes to take an active part in the educational, academic, personal, and professional exchange between Hungary and the United States.

      In the 2013-14 academic year, two additional students and one additional scholar from Hungary will carry out projects in the US. Also during this academic year, three more scholars from the US will be able to study and teach in Hungary.

      HIF’s generous support continues in the 2014-15 academic year, when Fulbright Hungary is able to nominate a constant number of grantees. In the 2014-15 academic year, three scholars and four students from Hungary will be supported from these funds, and one additional US scholar can be nominated to work in Hungary. A broad range of academic subjects will covered during these two years, including, for example, US constitutional law, business studies, engineering, mathematics, architecture, communications, US studies, economics as well as theater and film arts.

      Press contacts:
      HIF Washington: Dr. Tamás Fellegi, President and CEO, hif@hungaryfoundation.org
      Fulbright Commission, Hungary: Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director, jokay@fulbright.hu

    • Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives

      Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New PerspectivesThe Holocaust in Hungary, 70 Years On: New Perspectives conference has been called to align with the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Hungary by Nazi Germany in 1944.

      5 Fulbright alumni will deliver lectures at Florida Gulf Coast University, The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, from March 16-18, 2014:

      • Tamás Stark ('13 Nazareth College of Rochester)
      • György Csepeli ('89 UCLA)
      • András Gerő ('93 University of Pennsylvania)
      • David Frey ('12 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History)
      • Richard Esbenshade ('98 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History)

      The conference is free and open to the public.

      Paul Hanebrink ('97 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) participated in The Holocaust in Hungary: 70 Years Later conference on March 19, 2014 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

      Tamás Stark ('13 Nazareth College of Rochester) gave a talk on The Hungarian Holocaust in Historical Memory at Nazareth College on April 1, 2014.


      Crime, Responsibility – Memory, The Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years

      László Borhi ('96 Dartmouth College & '12 Indiana University - Bloomington) and Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno) presented at an international conference on Crime, Responsibility – Memory, The Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years organized by the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Holocaust Memorial Centre, Budapest

    • 2014 Fulbright Film Festival Los Angeles

      2014 Fulbright Film Festival Los Angeles

      The 2014 Fulbright Film Festival is a day long event designed to share and celebrate the motion picture work of U.S Fulbright Program grantees and alumni. The event will feature a series of screening programs, filmmaker Q&As, a panel discussion with industry experts and a networking lunch, all structured to facilitate opportunities for networking and exchange with Fulbright filmmakers from around the world.

      Submission Guidelines: Project total run time must less than 20 minutes. Preference will be given to filmmakers who can attend the festival event on May 3, 2014.

    • Hospitality Management Learning Modules

      Hospitality Management Learning Modules Hospitality Management Learning Modules

      Dr. Peter Szende is an associate professor of the practice at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, Boston, MA. He is currently completing a Fulbright Grant in Hungary and he is a visiting faculty member in the Department of Economic Geography and Tourism Competence Center at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

      Between February 21-22, Peter offered a two-day workshop on contemporary business practices and supervisory challenges in the hospitality industry to students at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest.

      On March 4th, 2014, Peter visited the Department of Tourism at the University of Pannonia in Veszprém. First, he delivered a lecture to students majoring in Tourism and Catering. After the lecture, Peter participated in the faculty meeting and provided with an overview of his new educational concept, the 'Hospitality Management Learning Modules'.

      On March 31, 2014, Peter visited the College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism at the Budapest Business School. He delivered a lecture to students specializing in Catering and Hotel Management about current challenges US food service managers face.

    • Central European University Krisztina Túry guest lecture

      Central European University Krisztina Túry guest lectureAs a Hungarian Fulbright Grantee, Ms. Túry attended the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University during the academic year of 2012/2013. She was guest lecturer for the Department of Public Policy's course on Public Management (Professor Jókay) She spoke on non-profit management, with special focus on issues concerning government contracting. Ms. Túry explained the convoluted process of government subcontracting as well as the difficulties small NGO-s face compared to ones substantially larger in size when handling public and/or private projects. The class also discussed two previously assigned case studies in order to gain better perspective of the non-profit world.

    • Competitive College Club

    • American College and University Fair 2014

      The Embassy of the United States, Budapest, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and EducationUSA invites you to attend our

      American College and University Fair

      This is a unique opportunity to meet representatives from 15 different U.S. colleges and universities visiting Hungary.  EducationUSA will also be there to answer your questions and offer you additional information on studying in the U.S.A.

      When: Monday, April 7th, 15 – 19h

      Where: Budapest Marriott Hotel (Corso A + B)

                   1054 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János utca 4.

      Entrance is FREE! Just register under the following link to guarantee your attendance

      http://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-college-university-fair-registration-10670885907

      The following schools will be represented at the fair: 

      • Bellevue College
      • Herzing University
      • Highline Community College
      • New York Film Academy
      • Northeastern University
      • Northeastern Illinois University
      • Oregon State University
      • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
      • California State University - San Jose State University
      • Southern New Hampshire University
      • The University of California, Riverside
      • University of California, Irvine Extension
      • University of Central Florida
      • University of Colorado
      • University of the Potomac

      In case of any specific questions, please contact us under: office.budapest@trade.gov

      We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

      The Fair in the press: See What Happened @ American College & University Fair In Budapest

    • 2014.02
    • Obstetric Care in the US

      Nicholas Rubashkin

      ICAN Hungary presentation on obstetric care in the U.S. and Hungary by Nicholas Rubashkin ('13 Semmelweis University).

    • Holocaust - Places of Remembrance in the World

      Holocaust - Places of Remembrance in the World

      Photo exhibition by Tamás Vraukó ('13 University of Texas-El Paso) between February 24 - March 31, 2014 in Nyíregyháza County and City Library.

    • Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO

      Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO

      Jan Wessel ('13 Corvinus University of Budapest) and Andrew Gatti ('13 Jesuit Roma Residential College and Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center) participated in the Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO organized by the Belgian Fulbright Commission.

    • International Students Day 2014

      International Students Day 2014

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Click here to register for this free virtual college fair event with over 100 U.S. colleges & universities 11:00am-1:00am CET February 19, 2014

    • 2014.01
    • Conference of Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2012-2013

      Conference of Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2012/2013Similar to last year presentations, a conference was held on January 23, 2014 for the Returned Hungarian Fulbright Grantees AY 2012/2013. The purpose of the conference was to give an opportunity to 8 returned Hungarian grantees to present on their Fulbright experience in the U.S. Andrew Kun ('13 Budapest University of Technology and Economics) U.S. Fulbright scholar also blogged on his impressions.

    • FFSB Annual Report

      Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Annual ReportThe J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has released its 48th Annual Report, highlighting the Fulbright Program’s major events, outreach efforts, partner country initiatives, and program statistical trends over the past year. The report features diverse firsthand accounts from Fulbright Program participants relating their life-changing Fulbright experiences. Chairman of the Board Tom Healy notes that this report demonstrates the longstanding “power of the Fulbright Program to promote connectedness among cultures, dreams and ideas.”

    • Meet the Scientist Program 2014

      Meet the Scientist Program 2014The 4th season of the Meet the Scientist Program opened with the presentation of Bálint Érdi ('79 University of Texas, Austin) on astronomy at the Bláthy Ottó Titusz Vocational School in Informatics, Budapest. In the Spring semester 9 high schools will be visited by former Fulbright scholars. Lectures are followed by spectacular experiments presented by the Palace of Miracles.

      The Meet the Scientist Fulbright community service project was announced at the First Hungarian Fulbright Day on September 24, 2010. The Hungarian Innovation Association, Fulbright volunteers and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest are working together to keep the program running.

    • Dennis Gabor Award 2013

      András Dinnyés ('92 National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution) received the prestigious Dennis Gabor Award in the Hungarian Parliament Building for his outstanding researches in the field of biotechnology. He is the third Fulbrighter to be awarded following Balázs Sarkadi ('00 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) in 2006 and István Peták ('97 St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memphis) in 2012.

    • International Brain Research Organization Workshop

      International Brain Research Organization WorkshopJozsi Jalics, Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University, attended the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Workshop 2014 held January 16-17 in Debrecen, Hungary and presented a poster entitled "Effects of tachykinin receptor activation on prefrontal cortex neuronal activity.” His research in computational neuroscience involves the development and analysis of mathematical models of neuronal networks using systems of differential equations. He is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Wigner Research Center for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

    • Martin Luther King Day of Service

      Martin Luther King Day of ServiceKatalin Parti ('13 Bridgewater State University) with other ‪‎Fulbright‬ volunteers prepared postcards, blankets, scarves, emergency kits at the Martin Luther King Day of Service in the City Hall, Cambridge, MA.

    • American history and historiography

      American history and historiographyA selection of Csaba Lévai's ('98 University of Virginia) essays of the last 10-12 years was published a few days ago by L'Harmattan in Hungarian. It contains studies about early American history, the history of early Hungarian-American contacts, and the history of American historiography.

    • Central Europe Young and Restless

      Central Europe Young and RestlessThe presentations on contemporary Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish theater at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY was organized by Attila Szabó ('13 The City University of New York) and Joanna Krakowska Polish Fulbright Fellow. Focusing on the youngest generation of Central European theatre-makers, the event featured talks about the current icons of Central Europe, the new performing arts scene in Slovakia, the political history and new aesthetics in the Hungarian theater, and the memory of the Holocaust in contemporary Polish theater.

    • US Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation

      U.S. Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation4 U.S. scholars and students visited the Talent Development Program Community Houses of the Csányi Foundation nationwide.

      Annamária Sas ('89 Language Development Magnet School, TX) U.S. Program Officer, a Fulbright alumna herself participated in all of the events.

      The Csányi Foundation, founded by Dr. Sándor Csányi, Chairman and CEO, OTP Bank plc supports gifted, socially disadvantaged children through each milestone of their lives, assisting them to overcome socio-economic obstacles and to develop their innate talents. One of the keystone of the Foundation’s Lifelong Advantage Program is language acquisition.

    • Educatio 2014 Fair

    • Budapest: Three Points of View

      Budapest: Three Points of ViewBudapest: Three Points of View, an exhibition featuring Galen Gibson-Cornell's ('13 Hungarian University of Fine Arts) work at Brody Studios until January 17, 2014.

    • 2013.12
    • ED Year-End Letter to the Hungarian Alumni

      Kedves Fulbright Alumni Barátaink!

      Karácsony és az év vége közeledtével szeretnék a Fulbright iroda minden munkatársa nevében áldott, egészséges és megelégedettséggel telt karácsonyi ünnepeket, boldog új esztendőt kívánni!

      Itt egy füst alatt pedig beszámolnék arról, hogy az elmúlt hónapokban milyen új lehetőségeket nyitottunk meg magyarországi potenciális Fulbrightosok számára!

      1. Magyar nyelv és kultúra oktatása a clevelandi Cleveland State University-n: a 2015-16-os tanévtől egy közösen finanszírozott Fulbright lecturer lehetőséget hoztunk létre a CSU-n most novemberben. Erről a clevelandi magyar sajtó is beszámolt részletesen.

      2. Az Indiana University-Fulbright közös oktatói ösztöndíjat megerősítettük, meghosszabítottuk.

      3. Korábban beszámoltunk a Southern Illinois University-n létrejött "water science" diák ösztöndíjról, amely szintén a 2015-16-os tanévtől él. Ezen túl a Quinnipiac University MBA ösztöndíjáról is beszámoltunk, s nagy valószínűséggel meghosszabítjuk a Florida Institute of Technology, a University of Houston valamint a Texas Christian Universityvel való régebbi egyezményeinket.

      4. Kilátásban van még a Purdue University-vel is egy közös diákösztöndíj létrehozása is.

      Ezúton is szeretném hálánkat kifejezni azok felé, akik mint volt ösztöndíjasaink ajánlólevéllel, pályázatok bírálatában való részvétellel, interjúkon közreműködésükkel segítették munkánkat.

      2014. február végén jelenik meg a magyar állampolgárokat megcélzó pályázati kiírásunk, amely a honlapukon elérhető lesz. Kérjük segítségüket abban, hogy a lehetőségről minél több kiváló potenciális pályázó értesüljön!

      Egy-két szóban szólnék az amerikai ösztöndíjasok számára létrehozott, új magyarországi lehetőségekről is. Öt, de lehet hogy több, közös ösztöndíj jelenik majd meg a CIES Fulbright Opportunities for US Citizens katalógusában.

      Ezek röviden:

      • Az AIT (Aquincum Institute of Technology) "data mining" lecturing grant
      • Az MTA Jogtudományi Intézetével egy alkotmányjogi kutatói poszt
      • A Magyar Külügyi Intézetnél néhány kutatói poszt
      • A CEU-n 2 kutatói, 2 oktatói poszt (egy-egy szemeszteres)
      • Az egri Eszterházy Károly Főiskolán egy oktatói-kutatói poszt és erről egy rövid videó.

      Folyamatos tárgyalásban vagyunk még 2 magyarországi felsőoktatási intézménnyel, ezért a változtatás jogát fenntartjuk!

      További intézményes együttműködések kialakítására nyitottak vagyunk, várjuk az ötleteket, észrevételeket.

      Barátsággal,
      Jókay Károly, Ügyvezető Igazgató

    • ED Year-End Letter to the Alumni

      Dear US Alumni Friends of Fulbright Hungary,

      I would like to thank all of you who have volunteered to be peer reviewers this past summer, hosted our Hungarian colleagues, have sat in on interview panels, written letters of recommendation or have simply sent us some of your outstanding students and scholars as applicants.

      As 2013 draws to a close, I want to point out several new, jointly-funded opportunties for US scholars that will appear in the CIES catalog in February, 2014, for the 2015-16 Academic Year.

      Stay tuned, as we are still negotiating with two further Hungarian institutions of higher education!

      The Fulbright Hungary US class of 2012-13 was very active, and you can listen to their experiences in long and short videos.

      We are very pleased with joint grants we have signed for the 2015-16 academic year for your Hungarian counterparts at

      as well as renewals with Indiana University, Florida Institute of Technology, TCU and University of Houston.

      We are in the midst of several other negotiations but are very open to entertaining forms of cooperation with your institution in the years ahead.

      With best wishes for all the Holidays, Merry Christmas and have a healthy 2014! We look forward to hearing from you and to your visits as well.

      With Friendship,
      Károly (Charles) Jókay, Executive Director

      Read more: ED Year-End Letter to the Hungarian Alumni

    • IPU Hungarian-American Friendship group

      IPU Hungarian-American Friendship groupA delegation of 30 U.S. Fulbrighters, their families and Commission staff were invited by the IPU Hungarian-American Friendship group to the Hungarian Parliament on Friday, December 13, 2013. The Fulbrighters included students, scholars and high school teachers.

      Gábor Tamás Nagy, (Fidesz) president, Hungarian-American Friendship group; vice president, Foreign Affairs Committee greeted the delegation, then engaged in an active Q & A session.

      Other MPs present were:

      • János Horváth, (Fidesz) member, Foreign Affairs Committee; president, IPU Hungarian Division and a U.S. Fulbright alumnus himself ('58 University of the Philippines)
      • Katalin Ertsey, (LMP) member, Foreign Affairs Committee
      • Erzsébet Lanczendorfer, (KDNP) member, Human Rights Committee

    • PONI 2013 Fall Conference

      The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) yearly conference series brings together junior and senior level professionals from the laboratories, the military, and industry, academia and policy sectors to hear selected presentations on nuclear weapons infrastructure, strategy and policy. Anna Péczeli ('13 Federation of American Scientists) presented on Central European Perspectives on NATO's Nuclear Policy at the 2013 Fall Conference of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

    • Fulbright-Eszterházy Lecturing Grant

      Fulbright-Eszterházy Lecturing Grant Eszterházy Károly College (EKF) in Eger, Hungary and the Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange signed a three-year agreement in Eger on December 6, 2013, to establish the Fulbright-Eszterházy Lecturing Grant. Starting as early as the 2014/15 Academic Year, Fulbright and Eszterházy College will sponsor one US lecturer per semester to teach in a variety of departments and fields at EKF. In the past, US scholars at EKF have focused on Study of the United States, English language and culture, communications and economics. EKF offers a variety of courses in English.

    • Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Hungarian Language and Culture at CSU

      Cleveland State University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, together with Fulbright Hungary and Cleveland’s United Hungarian Societies held a joint press conference on Saturday, November 30th, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland, site of the 53rd Hungarian Congress of Cleveland’s Hungarian Association.

      BRIEFERS:
      Greg Sadlek, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University
      Károly Jokay, Executive Director, Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, Budapest
      Endre Szentkirályi, Vice President, United Hungarian Societies, Cleveland

      The press conference featured the signing of a cooperative agreement establishing a Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Hungarian Language and Culture at Cleveland State University.

      BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
      Cleveland State University has a history with Hungarian Studies. The university first offered courses in Hungarian language and literature in the 1980’s, and also published Susan Papp’s exhaustive history in 1981, Hungarian Americans and their Communities of Cleveland. To honor this support of Hungarian culture, the university was awarded the Abraham Lincoln Award by the American Hungarian Foundation in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
      It is appropriate to reestablish Hungarian Studies in Cleveland, because it is home to one of the largest Hungarian communities outside of Hungary. Indeed, Cuyahoga County, in which Cleveland resides, boasts around 44,000 people of Hungarian ancestry. Moreover, according to the latest census figures, around 3,500 of those speak Hungarian in their households. When adjoining counties are added, that yields about 105,000 people of Hungarian ancestry and about 6,000 who speak the language in their households. Cleveland's Hungarians have a rich local history and a vibrant current community, with many churches and social organizations, each with strong pride in their cultural heritage. A program at Cleveland State would build upon this extraordinary regional support. Important first steps had already been taken. In the summer of 2011, Cleveland State University and the University of Szeged signed a Memorandum of Understanding to chart future cooperation between the two universities. In October of 2011, Dean Sadlek and several others from the university met with Hungarian Ambassador György Szapáry. Moreover, the Michael Schwarz Library at Cleveland State has taken possession of the archives of the late Miklós Kossányi, an audiovisual collection of Cleveland’s Hungarian community events from the 1970’s through the present day, and once finalized, will offer scholars and researchers access to its many sound recordings, video footage, and print material.

      RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      Finally, after receiving pledges from eight Cleveland Hungarian community organizations, including the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society, the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel, the Hungarian Association, the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting, the Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio, the Cleveland Hungarian School, the William Penn Association, the Hungarian Community of Friends, and a private donor, Cleveland State University invited a Fulbright lecturer from Hungary for an entire academic year to start fall of 2014. In addition, according to terms signed by the university and the Fulbright Commission (Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange), the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Hungarian Language and Culture was established to run for three academic years starting 2015/2016.
      Following the press conference, a roundtable discussion was held, featuring local and international Hungarian language instructors reflecting on Hungarian Studies at North American universities. Taking part in the roundtable discussion were Susan Papp, lecturer at the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Imre Márkus, instructor at Lakeland Community College in suburban Cleveland, and Mártha Pereszlényi-Pintér, chair of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, John Carroll University.

      Press release (Sajtóközlemény) in Hungarian

      Media coverage in Hungarian
      Tanulj magyarul az egyetemen! | bocskairadio.org | 2014.03.26
      Beszámoló az 53. Magyar Találkozóról | bocskairadio.org | 2013.12.07
      Újraindítják a magyar tanulmányokat a Clevelandi Állami Egyetemen | hirado.hu | 2013.12.03
      Magyar oktatás indul a clevelandi egyetemen | hvg.hu | 2013.12.03

    • 2013.11
    • 19th century Hungarian Travelers

      19th century Hungarian TravelersNew book by Tibor Glant ('00 George Washington University) on 19th century Hungarian Travelers in the United States.

    • Junior Prima Award 2013

      Junior Prima Award 2013 Marcell Szász ('13 University of Chicago) received the Junior Prima Award for Science at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was nominated by Prof. Ágoston Szél, Fulbright Board member & Rector, Semmelweis University.

    • Fulbright Grantees in Hungary, AY 2012-2013

      The Fulbright Grantee class of 2012/13 went on farewell cruise on the Danube in Budapest in May, 2013. They did not know ahead of time that they would have to answer questions spontaneously, such as:
      • Why Hungary?
      • What did you do during your free time?
      • What will you do when you return to the States?
      • What is your favorite food?
      • What did your family do all day?

      To hear their answers, watch the full film (28 minutes) or check out their videos one by one (not all AY 12/13 grantees were on the cruise). Our alumni members are the best source of information on what it is like being Fulbrighter in Hungary, please look them up!


      Dr. A. J. Timothy Jull
      Lecturer, Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
      Home institution: University of Arizona


      Dr. Gabriel Loiacono
      Lecturer, History, University of Pécs
      Home institution: University of Wisconsin


      Dr. Christopher M. Scherpereel
      Lecturer, Business Administration, University of Debrecen
      Home institution: Northern Arizona University


      Dr. Michele G. Shedlin
      Lecturer, Medical Sciences, University of Szeged
      Home institution: New York University


      Dr. Bettina G. Fabos
      Researcher, Communications, Open Society Archives at Central European University
      Home institution: University of Northern Iowa


      Dr. Julia M. Kunin
      Researcher, Art, University of Pécs
      Home institution: Independent scholar


      Mr. Trevor Amery
      Student, Installation Art, University of Pécs
      Home institution: Maryland Institute College of Art


      Mr. Adam Z. Levy
      Student, Creative Writing, Eötvös Loránd University
      Home institution: Columbia University


      Ms. Vajra Alaya-Maitreya
      Student, Musicology, University of Szeged
      Home institution: Mills College


      Ms. Linnea West
      Student, Art History, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art
      Home institution: At-Large, NY


      Mr. Ryan Occena
      Student, Education, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
      Home institution: University of Missouri


      Mr. Roger Edward Garret
      Student, Agriculture, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
      Home institution: At-Large, California


      Mrs. Jamie E. Hoversen
      Teaching Assistant, TEFL, Eötvös Loránd University and FEAC
      Home institution: Northwestern University


      Mr. Zack Boatman
      Teacher Exchange Program, Literature, József Attila High School, Budapest
      Home institution: Santa Fe High School, NM

    • Preliminary results of the 2014-2015 Hungarian Fulbright Competition

      At its 100th Board Meeting in September, the Hungarian-American Fulbright Board decided to nominate 17 students and 16 scholars (researchers and lecturers) from Hungary for the 2014-15 academic year. The students reflect a diversity of academic fields, 15 different academic areas overall. One Humphrey scholar's file was forwarded to Washington. That decision will be finalized there.

      These nominations will be considered and hopefully confirmed by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington in the first quarter of 2014. Subject to the continued availability of funding, the nominees will contracted during the second quarter of 2014.

      Background information:

      For Hungarian students, lecturers and researchers, the 2014-2015 Fulbright competition the application deadline was May 13, 2013.

      A total number of 147 applications were submitted, out of which 139 were eligible; 83 students, 51 scholars and 5 Humphrey applicants.

      Each eligible application was evaluated by two independent Hungarian and American subject-expert peer-reviewers. Altogether 67 professional peer-reviewers took part in the evaluation process.

      We conducted 108 personal interviews. 55 students, 47 scholars (researchers and lecturers) and 5 Humphrey applicants were interviewed over 13 interview days.

      Number of Hungarian applicants and grantees
      in the previous years
        Student   Scholar   Humphrey  
      AY Applicant Grantee Applicant Grantee Applicant Grantee
      2013-2014 95 14 53 15 7 0
      2012-2013 95 12 61 11 7 1
      2011-2012 103 17 46 14 11 1
      2010-2011 86 16 48 12 6 0

    • Budapest Jewish Quarter visit

      Budapest Jewish Quarter visitThe Commission organized a guided tour to the Jewish Quarter of Budapest for U.S. Fulbright grantees on November 8, 2013. The group took a walking tour along Király street and Gozsdu Courtyard, visited the Great Synagogue in Dohány street and the Kazinczy street Orthodox Synagogue. Then had lunch in Carmel Kosher Restaurant. The day concluded with a guided tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center.

    • IIE Open Doors Report 2013

      IIE Open Doors Report 2013The number of Hungarians studying in the U.S. increased last year by 5% to 690 students according to the annual Open Doors report of the Institute of International Education. The number of international students enrolled in U.S. higher education increased by 7% to 819,644 students in 2012/13 academic year. There are now 40 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than a decade ago, and the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past three years.

      In the 2011/12 academic year, 283,332 American students studied abroad (Hungary: 682) for academic credit, an increase of 3 percent. The United Kingdom remains the leading destination for American students, followed by Italy, Spain, France and China. Study abroad by American students has more than tripled over the past two decades, from only about 71,000 students in 1991/92.

    • Graduate Application Guide

      Graduate Application GuideGraduate Application Guide by Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright ETA
      Date: November 12, 2013 15:00 – 17:00
      Venue: Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center, 1082 Budapest, Baross u. 62. Room 111

      Ms. Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) will give an informational seminar on the graduate application process to US higher education institutions. She will focus specifically on masters and PhD studies.

      Ms. Abby Degge will be presenting on her own experiences as a University of Pennsylvania master’s degree graduate. The Graduate Application Guide will be followed by a presentation on the Fulbright Scholarship.

      Attendance is free but pre-registration is kindly requested through educationusa@fulbright.web2.vhost.hu, or 462-8050.

    • International Students Day 2013

      International Students Day 2013

      Click here to register for this free virtual college fair event with over 100 U.S. colleges & universities 11:00am-1:00am CET November 13, 2013

    • Meeting with the President

      Meeting with the PresidentTünde Krasznai ('13 University of California-Los Angeles, Herb Alpert School of Music) met with President János Áder at the Hungarian National Day Ceremony, Woodside Priory, Portola Valley, CA following her piano performance on October 27, 2013.

    • Vanished by the Danube

      Vanished by the DanubeMargaret McMullan ('10 University of Pécs) wrote the introduction of Charles Farkas's memoir Vanished by the Danube - Peace, War, Revolution and Flight to the West, SUNY Press.

    • March to Barcs

      March to BarcsFollowing a 2-week visit by two Dráva Valley High School students in April, 2012 to Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA, David Grosskopf ('10 Dráva Valley High School, Barcs) applied for a Fulbright Teacher Exchange mini-grant and returned to Barcs for a reciprocal visit.

    • Disability Studies Conference

      Festival of Hungarian Science3 Fulbright alumni: György Könczei ('04 City University of New York), Rita Hoffmann & Mária Flamich ('11 University of California, Berkeley) will give a talk at the 1st Hungarian Disability Studies Conference at the Eötvös Loránd University in the framework of the 10th Festival of Hungarian Science, sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This year the central theme is "Science in Our Daily Lives."

    • 2013.10
    • US Study Abroad Fair 2013

    • A Life Less Damnable

      A Life Less Damnable A detective novel set in Szeged: A Life Less Damnable by Jack (Jon) Roberts ('02 Institute of English & American Studies, University of Szeged) is out now. Published in various formats by AMERICANA - E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary.

    • Alumni elected to Academia Europaea

      Academia Europaea3 Fulbright alumni were elected members to the Academia Europaea, a membership by invitation organization at around 2,300 members:

    • 45th Nobel Fulbright alumnus

      Peter HiggsEarlier this month a Fulbright alumnus was awarded a Nobel Prize. Dr. Peter Higgs, most famously known for the Higgs Boson, was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the U.K. to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1965 and was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics on October 8. He is the 45th Fulbright alumnus to win a Nobel Prize.

    • BME Study Abroad Fair

      BME Study Abroad FairThe Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center participated in the 11th annual Study Abroad Fair at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

    • Jazz in East Europe During and After Communism

      Jazz in East Europe During and After CommunismThe Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies launched its 2013-2014 series of free public 'Jazz Roundtables' with Gábor Turi's ('13 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) lecture entitled Jazz in East Europe During and After Communism. His articles on his grant period also appearing in the Hungarian Jazz portal: here and here.

    • Southern Illinois University Establish Student Grant in Water Science

      Southern Illinois University Establish Student Grant in Water ScienceThe Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission and Southern Illinois University(SIU) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to establish a jointly funded grant in water science for a student from Hungary starting in the Academic Year 2015-16.

      In a ceremony held in Carbondale on October 10, Fulbright Executive Director Dr. Karoly Jokay was presented the agreement signed earlier on behalf of Southern Illinois University by Dr. Rita Cheng, Chancellor.

      The Watershed Science student grant is for multidisciplinary studies in the broad areas of water science, an area of focused research and teaching expertise at SIU. Building on SIU's IGERT project, Professor Nicholas Pinter would like to attract a Hungarian student from fields such as civil engineering, hydrology, biology, zoology, geographic information systems and others related to the study of rivers, watersheds, river restoration and sustainable biodiversity.

      The grant will provide the student with full tuition, a housing and living stipend, start-up expenses, health insurance as well as travel expenses.

      Jokay and Pinter hope that this opportunity will encourage Fulbright programs in other countries in the Tisza river basin (Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia) to establish similar grants with SIU in the near future.

      The grant will be announced in February, 2014 with an anticipated application deadline of mid-May, 2014, for the Academic Year 2015-16.

    • Kosice-Sárospatak-Erdőbénye visit

      Kosice-Sárospatak-Erdőbénye visitThe Commission organized a two-day visit to Košice, Slovakia and Sárospatak for U.S. Fulbright grantees on October 4-5, 2013. Košice is one of the 2013 European Capitals of Culture and was once an important Hungarian city called Kassa, while Sárospatak is another important city in the history of the Rákóczi family. The group accepted an invitation for wine tasting in the Bardon winery, Erdőbénye north of the town of Tokaj from the founders and students of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

    • Budapest ONE-TO-ONE MBA EVENT

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    • 2013.09
    • AHF Bethlen Collection online

      AHF Bethlen CollectionThe Bethlen Collection of the American Hungarian Foundation is now online thanks to Rutgers University. The Bethlen Collection is a major resource for the history of Hungarians in the United States. It is deposited and available for research in the Hungarian Heritage Center of the AHF, New Brunswick, NJ. The finding aid was created by András Csillag ('87 Columbia University & '99 AHF Library), Ilona Kovács ('94 Kent State University & '01 AHF Library) and Nóra Deák ('07 AHF Library).

    • Alumni Reunion

      Alumni reunionHungarian Fulbright Alumni met with current U.S. grantees in Budapest.

    • Szeged Chapter visit

      Fulbright Alumni Association Szeged ChapterKaryn Posner-Mullen, Fulbright Board member and Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy Budapest visited the Szeged Chapter of the Fulbright Alumni Association on the invitation of Katalin Nagy, President of the Association.

    • Social Entrepreneurship

      Study of the U.S. Institutes on Social EntrepreneurshipJózsef Rostás ('13 Study of the U.S. Institutes on Social Entrepreneurship) successfully completed the 6-week summer seminar at Indiana University, Bloomington.

    • Fulbright Commission Hungary Signs Four New Cooperation Agreements

      Fulbright Commission Hungary Signs Four New Cooperation Agreements Fulbright Commission Hungary Signs Four New Cooperation Agreements

      During a Gala Dinner at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences held on September 17, 2013 and co-hosted by the Embassy of the United States of America, the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission celebrated its 100th Board Meeting since 1992 by signing new cooperative agreements with three Hungarian and one American educational and research institution.

      Starting in academic year 2015-16, the Fulbright Commission will jointly fund opportunities for American scholars at Central European University, the Aquincum Institute of Technology, and the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. In addition, Fulbright and Quinnipiac University (CT) will share in the cost of sending one Hungarian student to Quinnipiac’s business school to earn an MBA degree.

      Fulbright Hungary’s Executive Director Dr. Károly Jókay co-designed these programs with these new partners over the course of early 2013. These new jointly funded awards to will appear in our call for applications in February, 2014, are as follows:

      Fulbright Business Studies Grant at Quinnipiac University
      This grant will provide a Hungarian student free tuition, a significant stipend, discounted university-owned housing, travel and insurance during an 18 month MBA program that includes an internship requirement. The student will join several other Hungarian counterparts who will be supported by QU's other funds. Professor Christopher Ball, Director of the Central European Institute, Istvan Szechenyi Chair in International Economics, signed on behalf of QU.

      Fulbright-Central European University Teaching and Research Grant
      CEU offered to host one junior or senior lecturer from the US per semester in any of its academic departments. CEU will provide a high-standard apartment at the Raoul Wallenberg House located on the slopes of Castle Hill in Buda. The grant also offers a generous stipend, travel, insurance, and visa support benefits. In addition to the lecturers, the CEU Institute of Advanced Studies will host one junior or senior research fellow per semester. The call for applications will be designed to meet CEU's and CEU IAS’s academic needs, and evaluation will be done in full accordance with Fulbright regulations. Provost and Academic Pro-Rector, Professor Katalin Farkas, will be the point of contact for CEU.

      Fulbright-Aquincum Institute of Technology Teaching Grant in Information Technology
      Founded by architectural software entrepreneur Gábor Bojár, AIT offers intensive, interdisciplinary "Budapest" semesters for US faculty and students from elite universities. Students from computer science and related hard sciences fields combined with entrepreneurship interact with their Hungarian counterparts in a campus located in a business park surrounded by Roman ruins. This grant is for a part-time lecturer from the US in the area of data mining and other aspects of cutting-edge information technology that will be defined in the call for applications by Mr. Bojár and his head of academic affairs, Professor András Recski. This Fulbright lecture grant will be shared with another Hungarian academic institution, so the scholar will have an opportunity to do research at another institution as well.

      Fulbright Foreign and Regional Policy Research Grant at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs
      The Fulbright Commission, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs agreed to co-sponsor researchers (any rank) to spend up to one academic year (9 months-subject to funding) at HIIA to study foreign policy issues related Hungary’s security, Balkan affairs, Central European affairs or Baltic politics. The researcher will have access to an office at HIIA, a studio apartment if unaccompanied, as well as monthly visits of up to 4 days each to Balkan, Visegrad4, Baltic or CIS states to do lecture series hosted by Hungarian Embassies and perhaps other Fulbright Commissions. The grant announcement will be done in coordination with HIIA based on their strategic needs, but in full accordance with the usual Fulbright procedures for selection, processing and feedback. State Secretary Iván Bába from MFA and András Király, Executive Director of HIIA, represent the host institution.

    • U.S. Fulbright Orientation 2013

      U.S. Orientation 2013Welcome to the newly arrived U.S. Fulbright grantees to Hungary AY 2013-2014! The photo was taken in Visegrád, following a weeklong orientation program.

    • Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leader

      Chris MaroshegyiChris Maroshegyi ('09 Budapest Municipality XV) has been selected as Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leader as an innovator by the Diplomatic Courier and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

    • Language Parade Fair

      Language Parade FairKornélia Litkei, Senior Adviser, Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center and Andrew Gatti ('13 FEAC & Jesuit Roma Residential College) participated in the 14th annual Language Parade Fair at the Millenáris Center, Budapest.

    • UNESCO World Literacy Day

      UNESCO World Literacy DayDaniel Nyikos ('13 University of Szeged) gave a talk on Creative Writing at UNESCO World Literacy Day in Budapest.

    • Cold War Organizations

      Cold War OrganizationsBook launch today! Member of the Hungarian Fulbright Board Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno) contributed to The Inauguration of Organized Political Warfare: Cold War Organizations sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe/Free Europe Committee by Helena History Press.

    • 2013.08
    • Fulbright Alumni honored with awards

      Merit of Hungary Knight's Cross  Merit of Hungary Knight's CrossCongratulations to Ágnes Téglási ('85 Kent State University) and Csaba Békés ('06 New York University) for receiving the Order of Merit of Hungary, Knight's Cross on the occasion of the Hungarian national day.

    • Humphrey nominee and alternate 2014-2015

      Humphrey nominee and alternate 2014-2015
      Komuves, Anita
      Csuday, Gabor

    • Student Ranking with University Preference 2014-2015

      Student Ranking with University Preference 2014-2015
      Nemeth, Daniel - Nominated for 2013-14, involuntarily deferred to 14-15
      Szegletes, Luca
      Lengyel, Zoltan
      Toth, Andrea
      Gedeon, Zsuzsanna
      Neray, Balint
      Juhasz, David
      Nemeth, Adam
      Rutkai, Pal
      Parditka, Gyorgyi
      Varady, Zsuzsa
      Huszak, Tamas
      Balatoni, Sandor

      CONDITIONAL NOMINEES (SELECTED IF OUTSIDE FUNDING WERE SECURED)-rank order
      Magyarkuti, Andras
      Jokuti, Andras
      Karkus, Peter
      Zala, Miklos

      ACADEMIC ALTERNATES (RANK ORDER)
      Szokonya, Istvan
      Dojcsak, Dalma
      Kiraly, Martina
      Nemes, Akos
      Kovari, Csilla Margit

    • Scholar Nominees for 2014-2015

    • Teacher Exchange Program Orientation

      Teacher Exchange Program Orientation, Washington DCAnnamária Sas, U.S. Program Officer participated in the Teacher Exchange Program Orientation in Washington, DC and met with Tom Healy, Chairman of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and Embassy of Hungary diplomats.

      Besides meeting with current U.S. and Hungarian grantees, she also visited 3 Fulbright alumni: Ryan Smith ('12 ELTE Apáczai Csere János High School and Teacher Training Center, Budapest); Chris Jones ('11 Budapest University of Technology and Economics), currently Rice University Fellow at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Science & Technology Policy and Eric Lopez ('08 Central European University, Budapest) and his fiancée.

    • Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

      Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to BartókNew book by Lynn Hooker ('95 & '11 Hungarian Academy of Sciences): meticulously researched and elegantly written, Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók is essential reading not only for musicologists.

    • 2013.07
    • Timothy Jull on Carpathian Glaciers

      Timothy Jull on Carpathian GlaciersTimothy Jull ('12 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) researches on the glaciers of the Carpathian mountains was featured in Magyar Nemzet, the 2nd largest Hungarian daily. Pictured with Mihály Molnár ('07 University of Arizona) who visited the laboratory led by Professor Jull in Tucson as a Fulbright researcher and felt it natural that they should continue close collaboration. The British-born scientist was one of the winners of the Invitation 13 competition conducted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and thus could continue his work at HAS's Institute for Nuclear Research (ATOMKI) in Debrecen.

    • AHEA 38th Annual Conference

      8 Fulbright alumni gave a talk at the American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) 38th Annual Conference at Rutgers University, May 2-5, 2013:
      • Paul Hanebrink ('97 Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
      • Erika Sólyom ('03 DDRA Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
      • Marguerite Allen ('08 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
      • Louise Vasvari ('94 & '09 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
      • Ágnes Fülemile ('92 Metropolitan Museum of Arts, NY & '98 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
      • Ilona Kovács ('94 Kent State University & '01 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation)
      • Nóra Deák ('07 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation)
      • Lilla Szabó ('11 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation)

    • Csányi Walk of Life Day

      Csányi Walk of Life DayAnnamária Sas, U.S. Program Officer and Director Emeritus Huba Brückner participated in the Walk of Life Day of Csányi Talent Development Program - with Erika Csányi, the founder's wife and President of the Advisory Board. 5 U.S. Fulbright alumni volunteered at community centers all around the country in AY 2012-2013.

    • Fundraiser for the flood victims in Hungary

      Fundraiser for the flood victims in HungaryArtemisz Polonyi ('12 William Paterson University) performed at a fundraiser for the flood victims in Hungary in the New York Hungarian House.

    • Meet the Scientist Program video

      During the 3rd season of the Meet the Scientist Program 9 high schools (5 in Budapest and 4 in the countryside) were visited by former Fulbright scholars and current U.S. grantees. Lectures were followed by spectacular experiments presented by the Palace of Miracles.

    • 2013.06
    • EFOTT University and College Students Festival

      EFOTT University and College Students FestivalKornélia Litkei, Senior Adviser, Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center participated in the annual EFOTT University and College Students Festival in Zánka, Lake Balaton. This is the largest student summer festival in Hungary organized since 1976.

    • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

      Smithsonian Folklife FestivalThis year Hungary will be the guest country at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., June 26-30 and July 3-7, 2013. The Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program curated by Ágnes Fülemile ('92 UC Berkeley; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY & '98 Rutgers University) director, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York will feature on the National Mall more than 100 participating performers from Hungary.

    • Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

      Péczeli AnnaPéter Sztáray, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Botond Zákonyi, Director, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs contributed to the launch of Anna Péczeli's ('13 Federation of American Scientists) book 'Tools of a more Peaceful World: Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation' on June 10, 2013. Károly Jókay, Executive Director also attended the event.

    • Visualizing Hungarian History

      Visualizing Hungarian History

      Lecture by Bettina Fabos ('12 Open Society Archives at CEU) this Friday.

    • Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011-2012 part II.

      11 returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2011-2012 presented on their experiences during their Fulbright grant periods. See part I. here

    • 3rd George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression

      George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and AggressionThe 3rd George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression is co-organized by Rebecca Chory ('08 Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts) from West Virginia University and Jolán Róka ('96 Texas A&M University) vice rector. Former President of the Hungarian Fulbright alumni association László Vass ('95 American University) rector of the College is also among the presenters.

    • Hiking trip to the Buda Hills

      Hiking trip to the Buda Hills7 future Hungarian grantees for AY 2013/2014 and current U.S. grantees organized a joint hiking trip to the Buda Hills near Budapest on June 2, 2013.

    • UM President's Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement

      UM President's Award for Cross-Cultural EngagementRita Csapó-Sweet ('01 MTV Hungarian Television) was honored by the four-campus University of Missouri System with the UM President's Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement. The award recognizes her efforts to build cultural and educational exchange projects with Eastern European universities among others the University of Debrecen.

    • 2013.05
    • Fulbright initiates Quinnipiac-Semmelweis University Talks

      Fulbright initiates Quinnipiac-Semmelweis University TalksEarlier this month (May), Professor David Hill, Director of the Global Public Health Program at Quinnipiac University's Frank. H. Netter MD School of Medicine, was hosted by Professor Dr. Judit Mészáros, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University of Medicine, in Budapest. Initiated by Fulbright Hungary Executive Director Károly Jókay, Dr. Hill spent two days at Semmelweis in a full range of meetings. It is hoped that the two institutions and Fulbright Hungary can establish productive forms of cooperation.

      Picture: From the left, Gábor Ulakcsai, International Relations Department, Semmelweis University; Dr. István Vingender, Vice-Dean; Károly Jókay, Executive Director, Fulbright Hungary; Professor Dr. Judit Mészáros, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences; and David Hill, M.D, Professor and Director of Global Public Health, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, CT.

    • 7th World Congress of Hungarian Librarians

      World Congress of Hungarian librarians2 Fulbright alumni: Pongracz Sennyey ('10 University of Szeged) and Nóra Deák ('07 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation) gave a talk at the 7th World Congress of Hungarian Librarians in Budapest, May 28-29, 2013.

    • STANDARDS / UTILITY / FLAUNTING IT

      Trevor Amery SkanzenSTANDARDS / UTILITY / FLAUNTING IT is a Solo Exhibition of Trevor Amery's sculptures at the Skanzen Museum in Szentendre, Hungary. On view is a selection of works created over the past 8 months during Mr. Amery's residence as a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary. The exhibition takes place in a traditional peasant-style home on the grounds in a tiszta szoba (lit. clean room), a special room which inspired much of Mr. Amery's research and subsequent artwork in Hungary. Vernissage: May 22nd from 6 pm - 8 pm.

    • The Unfinished Peace

      Fülöp MihályZsolt Németh, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Tibor Frank, (’87 University of California) Director of the School of English and American Studies, ELTE and György Schöpflin, Member of the European Parlament contributed to the launch of Mihály Fülöp's ('03 George Washington University) book 'The Unfinished Peace: The Council of Foreign Ministers and the Hungarian Peace Treaty of 1947' distributed by Columbia University Press at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on May 3, 2013. Huba Brückner, Fulbright Director Emeritus also attended the event.

    • Kaddish in Budapest

      Kaddish by Barbara LanciersThe stage adaptation of Nobel Prize '02 winner Imre Kertész's novel is directed by Barbara Lanciers ('07 Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute). Kaddish will be performed in Budapest on June 5,6,7 at Jurányi Art and Cultural Incubator.

      This is the 2nd Fulbright related Hungarian premiere of a play following Ashlin Halfnight's ('05 National Theater, Budapest) God's Waiting Room last year in Kőszeg.

    • Contemporary Artists Reassess The Past

      Linnea West'What is Hungarian? Contemporary Artists Reassess The Past' lecture on reimagining the near past and constructing local identities by Linnea West ('12 Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art) on May 29, 2013 at Art School Budapest, a small art school in English Language with NVC (Nonviolent Communication) principals, offering a variety of courses in contemporary art and creativity development.

    • Skanzen visit

      Skanzen, SzentendreOn May 3, 2013 the Commission organized a visit to the Skanzen Open Air Museum in Szentendre for the U.S. Fulbright grantees to Hungary to present folk architecture, interior decoration, farming and way of life in the Hungarian language area through original and authentic objects, relocated houses arranged in old settlement patters.

    • Golden Prize of the Academy

      Damjanovich SándorSándor Damjanovich ('96 National Institutes of Health), full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has been awarded the Golden Prize of the Academy in the presence of the Prime Minister. The Prize has been awarded for one member of the Academy each year since 1961.

      Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno), former Chair of the Fulbright Board in Hungary and István Vásáry ('88 Smithsonian Institution) have been elected corresponding members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. There are 21 Fulbright Alumni members of the Academy to date.

    • Presidential Award of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects

      Bettina FabosBettina Fabos ('12 Open Society Archives at Central European University) accepted the 2013 Presidential Award of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects Landscape Planning Section on behalf of her father, Julius Gyula Fabos professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

    • Children with hearing impairment

      Paula BrownPaula Brown ('12 Eötvös Loránd University) delivered a talk on April 23 at the ELTE Bárczi School of Special Education and on April 29 at the University of West Hungary Győr Campus entitled 'Instruments to observe and measure how children with hearing impairment are doing in the classroom with inclusion and integration'.

    • Alumni Rector's term extended

      Vass LászlóThe term of László Vass ('95 American University), former President of the Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association and current Rector of Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts has been extended for another 3 years by Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources in the presence of István Klinghammer, State Secretary for Higher Education.

    • 2013.04
    • Fiction book to be published in English

      Kepes AndrásAndrás Kepes ('85 Stanford University) first work of fiction, Tövispuszta will be published by Armadillo Central in English this September.

    • U.S. Student Conference AY 2012-2013

      The Conference was attended by Jaye Chen, Executive Vice President, IIE New York and Daniel Kramer, Director, IIE Fulbright U.S. Student Program and a U.S. Fulbright alumnus himself to Germany as well as Cheryl Francisconi, Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for Southern Europe.

      Following the presentations the U.S. student group and guests were invited to join the Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association's event at the Constitutional Court, where Judge Péter Kovács ('02 University of Denver) delivered a special lecture.

      U.S. Student Conference AY 2012/2013

      Please find the detailed program here.

    • Pécs-Villány-Siklós visit

      Michele ShedlinOn April 12-13, 2013 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Hungary visited Pécs, the 2010 European Cultural Capital and met 3 grantees affiliated with the University of Pécs. Julia Kunin guided the group in the Zsolnay Factory, showing her atelier as well. Trevor Amery presented his works at the Faculty of Art of the University of Pécs. U.S. grantees also visited the fort and mosque in Siklós and the Villány wine region.

    • Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

      Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic FellowsThe orientation day for 2013 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute high school student applicants on April 17, 2013 was organized by the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center.

    • House Hunters International

      House Hunters InternationalJamie Hoversen ('12 Károli Gáspár University) featured at House Hunters International TV episode, Hunting for a Historical Hungarian Home in connection with her Fulbright grant.

    • U.S. Fulbright scholar donates rare books to the Hungarian Academy

      Michele ShedlinOn April 5 Michele Shedlin ('12 University of Szeged) met with Gábor Náray-Szabó, Director of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Ágnes Téglási ('85 Kent State University), the incoming Director. Dr. Téglási commented on the U.S. Fulbright grantees' visit last month to the Academy organized by the Fulbright Commission and said she hoped it could be a continuing event for each cohort of Fulbright Scholars.

      Following the visit, Dr. Shedlin was pleased to donate three 17th century (1639) parchment books to the Library’s ancient books department, as well as a signed copy of the famous orientalist Ármin Vámbéry’s book on India which was dedicated by the author to her great-grandfather Vilmos Goldzieher, a reknown ophthalmologist in late 19th century in Budapest.

    • Meet the returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011/2012 part II.

      Meet the returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011/2012

      Please find the detailed program here.

    • Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2013

      Alumni Engagement Innovation FundThe third annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) launches on April 24! This year’s competition invites teams of exchange alumni to propose projects to address global issues. Winning teams will be awarded up to $25,000 in support of their projects. All alumni who wish to compete in the 2013 AEIF must be verified members of the IEA website. Application deadline: May 12, 2013.

    • Innovation transfer in the medical sector

      Chris ScherpereelKeynote lecture by Chris Scherpereel ('12 University of Debrecen) on March 28, 2013 at the Innovation transfer in the medical sector from clinics to companies conference in Debrecen entitled: Turning worthless ideas into valuable opportunities.

    • Returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011-2012

      9 returned Hungarian Fulbrighters of AY 2011-2012 presented on their experiences during their Fulbright grant periods. See part II. here.

    • Dennis Gabor Award 2012

      István PetákIstván Peták ('97 St. Jude Children Research Hospital, Memphis) received the prestigious Dennis Gabor Award in the Parliament Building for his outstanding researches in the field of molecular pharmacology. He is the second Fulbrighter to be awarded following Balázs Sarkadi ('00 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) in 2006.

    • America Week 2013

      Six Fulbright alumni: James Oberly ('12 Károli Gáspár University), Paula Brown ('12 Eötvös Loránd University), Monica Weis ('11 University of Pannonia), Gabriella Vöő ('09 State University of New York), Szilárd Szentgyörgyi ('01 University of Iowa) and Zoltán Kész ('00 Diamond Bar High School, CA) participated in the 6th America Week March 11-14, 2013 at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém.

      The annual event dedicated to the study of American culture and the strengthening of US-Hungarian ties was initiated by Scott M. Campbell ('07 University of Pannonia) program director of the joint Pannonia-Nazareth American Studies master's program.

    • 2013.03
    • Embassy Reception March 15

      Embassy reception March 15On March 15, 2013 Hungary celebrated the 165th Anniversary of the Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848. At the Embassy Ambassador Szapáry hosted a reception and invited members of the Administration, the Diplomatic Corp and of course the Hungarian-American community.

      Mr. Károly Jókay, director of Fulbright Hungary talked about the success of the Fulbright program and recognized lot of Fulbright Alumni in the audience. He emphasized the added value of the program on both sides of the Atlantic.

    • Secretary Kerry Remarks at the Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Seminar

      "I'm happy to tell you that I have a daughter who is now a doctor who was a Fulbrighter. And she went to the London School of Economics and studied public health. And now she is working on global health issues and just came back from Uganda a week ago with another person who's here. [...] I cannot tell you how many leaders I've met - prime ministers, finance ministers, foreign ministers, presidents and others – who once upon a time either were Fulbrighters or went to school in the United States and have affection and a connection as a consequence of that, and vice versa." - Secretary of State John Kerry in his remarks at the Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Seminar in Washington D.C.
      Tamás Tófalvy and Júlia Richter (both '12 Columbia University) were among the students from 70 countries in the audience.

      The second-ever Atlanta enrichment seminar focused on the American Civil Rights Movement and the remaining challenges to equality and freedom of opportunity in the U.S. Tímea Oláh ('12 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) had a unique opportunity to hear the iconic Lonnie C. King speak, a leading figure of the 60's civil rights student protests in Atlanta still active in the movement.

    • Ferris State visit

      Ferris State visitRichard Griffin ('10 University of Debrecen) and John Jablonski ('02 University of Debrecen) were members of a delegation of 7 scholars from Ferris State University visiting the Commission. Director Emeritus Huba Bruckner was also present.

    • South-Hungarian Fulbright Chapter

      South-Hungarian Fulbright ChapterOn Thursday, March 7, Katalin Nagy ('02 Cornell Medical College, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Szeged; President of the Fulbright Alumni Association and the South-Hungarian Fulbright Chapter hosted the Fulbright Roadshow led by Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Hungarian Fulbright Commission.
      Professor József Pál, Vice Rector for Foreign Affairs gave the welcome speech on behalf of the University. Director Jókay was explaining the opportunities and requirements of the Fulbright Fellowship. Following the presentation, former Fulbrighters (heads of departments and faculties) were invited to join the Fulbright group at a luncheon hosted by Professor Nagy at a traditional restaurant by the Tisza river, where Dr. Jókay toasted the group and everyone enjoyed the bowls of the famous Szegedi halászlé, túrós csusza and wines. Professor Michele Shedlin ('12 University of Szeged from NYU) spoke for the group in a toast of thanks to Dean Nagy for arranging such a successful day and fine luncheon.

    • Loudon High visit

      Loudon High visitFulbright Teacher Exchange Program participant Kent Bailey ('10 Ady Endre High School, Debrecen) and a group of 15 students from Loudon High was hosted in Hungary by Erika Hornyák ('10 Loudon Valley High School, Purcellville, VA) following a similar visit of a group of students from Debrecen in Spring 2012.

    • Legacy of Senator Fulbright Forum

      Fulbright ForumEmese Maróti ('11 University of Arkansas) participated in the Legacy of Senator Fulbright Forum on International Study, Research and Teaching Opportunities organized by the Fulbright Scholars at University of Arkansas.

    • In Florida with Fulbright

      Irány Florida!New e-book in Hungarian: In Florida with Fulbright by Attila Csontos ('99 University of Florida). Preview of the e-book in English.

    • US Fulbrighters hosted by State Secretary Németh and Hungarian MPs

       US Fulbrighters hosted by State Secretary Németh and Hungarian MPsA delegation of 37 Fulbrighters, their families and Commission staff were hosted by MP János Horváth, doyen of the Hungarian Parliament, on Friday, March 1, 2013. The Fulbrighters included students, scholars and high school teachers. Nicholas Pinter, a US Fulbright alum ('99 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), and his team of 7 Phd students joined the delegation.

      After a guided tour of the Parliament building, including visiting the Holy Crown, the Fulbrighters held a briefing for several important MPs invited by MP Horváth, a US Fulbright alumnus himself ('58 University of the Philippines). State Secretary Zsolt Németh (Foreign Ministry), former EU Commissioner and former Foreign Minister MP László Kovács, and MP István Józsa greeted the delegation, then engaged in an active Q & A session chaired by Fulbright Executive Director Károly Jókay. We were honored to also have been joined by Jenő Megyesy, special advisor to the Prime Minister, and György Such, former Humphrey Fellow ('99 University of Missouri, Columbia) and currently General Administrative Director of the Parliament. Fulbright Board member Gabriella Kereszty was also in attendance.

      In the afternoon Nicholas Pinter met separately State Secretary for Environment Zoltán Illés, a Humphrey Program alumnus ('95 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) at the Ministry of Rural Development.

    • 2013.02
    • Intercultural Innovation Award

      Intercultural Innovation AwardUnited Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group announced the winners of Intercultural Innovation Award at the 5th Global Forum of the UNAOC in Vienna, Austria, on February 26, 2013.

      István Tarrósy ('12 University of Florida), director of IDResearch Ltd. were given honorable mentions among the top 10 finalists out of more than 500 organizations from 92 countries with Immigropoly, a unique Internet-based character-game to increase the understanding of migration and integration in our global world, and targeted towards youth communities. It intends to encourage openness towards immigrants in a European and global context and enhance intercultural dialogue in an indirect way. It is not only a free-time activity, but also a versatile educational tool touching on various issues from the fields of Social Sciences.

    • BORDERS Berlin Fulbright Exhibition

      BORDERS Berlin Fulbright ExhibitionThe BORDERS Berlin Fulbright Exhibition curated by Trevor Wallack Amery ('12 University of Pécs) & Linnea West ('12 Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art) is the first-ever exhibition of 9 current US Fulbright visual artist grantees in Europe, among them Julia M. Kunin('12 University of Pécs). These artists express unique perspectives on navigating new cultural spaces informed by personal experience and an awareness of the complexities of cultural exchange in the multidisciplinary, thoughtful work on view.

      Recent article by Linnea West in 2Paragraphs: Art and Awakenings In Budapest.

    • AMERICANA - E-Journal of American Studies

      Americana e-journalFour Fulbright alumni: Ágnes Zsófia Kovács ('04 American Studies Summer Institute), Éva Federmayer ('93 Indiana University & '07 University of Illinois), László Sári B. ('09 University of Rhode Island) and András Csillag ('87 Columbia University & '99 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation) published in the recent issue of AMERICANA - E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, supported and maintained by the Department of American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged.

    • Secretary Kerry Address at the University of Virginia

      "We value education, promoting programs like the Fulbright exchanges managed by the Department of State. They enable the most talented citizens to share their devotion to diplomacy and peace, their hopes, their friendships, and the belief that all of the Earth's sons and daughters ought to have the opportunity to lift themselves up [...] Senator Fulbright knew that the value of sharing our proudest values bore fruit in the long run, in the future." - Secretary of State John Kerry, in his first major speech on foreign policy.

    • New Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Health Research

      Campus HungaryPublic lecture by Michele Shedlin ('12 University of Szeged) on February 19, 2013 at the Campus Hungary Scholarship Fair in Szeged entitled: A Qualitative Approach for US Grant Applications: New Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Health Research. Chair: Katalin Nagy, President of the Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.

    • America Day at Szent-Györgyi High

      Ryan SmithRyan Smith ('12 ELTE Apáczai Csere János High School and Teacher Training Center, Budapest) was the guest speaker of the America Day at Szent-Györgyi Albert High School on February 12, 2013. The event was part of the High School Outreach Series organized by the American Corner Budapest.

    • Lifelong connection

      Heti VálaszWeekly Heti Válasz interview in Hungarian with Károly Jókay, Executive Director and Huba Brückner, Director Emeritus on the past and the future of Fulbright Hungary.

    • The New Buffalo or the Old Swindle?

      James OberlyPublic lecture by James Oberly ('12 Károli Gáspár University), Laszlo Orszagh Chair in American Studies on February 27, 2013 at Department of Public Policy, Central European University entitled: The New Buffalo or the Old Swindle? Oil & Gas & Mineral Revenues under today’s American Indian Lands and Waters. Chair: Károly Jókay, Executived Director, Fulbright Commission.

    • Meet the Scientist Program continues

      Meet the ScientistThe 3rd season of the Meet the Scientist Program opened with the presentation of Kristóf Iván ('11 University of California, Berkeley) on bioengineering at the Budai Ciszterci Szent Imre High School. In the Spring semester 9 high schools (5 in Budapest and 4 in the countryside) will be visited by former Fulbright scholars and current U.S. grantees. Lectures will be followed by spectacular experiments presented by the Palace of Miracles.

    • Young Innovators Award

      Young Innovators AwardNorthern Arizona University associate professor of management Chris Scherpereel ('12 University of Debrecen) was member of the young innovators award international selection board.

    • Celebrate with me!

      Trevor AmeryTrevor Amery's ('12 University of Pécs) interactive performance and installation Celebrate with me! debuted at the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs on February 2, 2013.

    • Meet the returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011/2012

      Meet the returned Hungarian Fulbrighters AY 2011/2012

    • 2013.01
    • Orientation January, 2013

      Orientation January, 2013The Commission organized a 4-day Orientation program for the American Fulbright grantees in Hungary, January 29 – February 1, 2013. 2nd semester grantees were greeted by Ms. Karyn Posner-Mullen, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy; Dr. Gabriella Kereszty, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Fulbright Board; Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission and Dr. Katalin Nagy, President, Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association.

    • Fulbright roundtable

      Fulbright Roundtable22 Hungarian alumni, future Hungarian grantees for AY 2013/2014 and current U.S. grantees gathered for a Fulbright roundtable on January 24, 2013 in Budapest.

    • HUSSE 11

      School of English and American Studies21 Fulbright alumni gave a talk at the Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE) 11th biannual Conference organized by the School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, January 24-26, 2013.

    • Educatio Fair 2013

      Educatio Fair 201313th Educatio International Education Fair, January 18-19, 2013 is the biggest education professional exhibition in Central-Europe. Nearly 30,000 visitors: students and people intending to study, educators, educational institution directors and decision-makers visited the exhibition over 2 days. Fulbright EducationUSA staff with Jason Halleck, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy promoted U.S. higher education among 200 other exhibitors.

    • Facebook Graph Search

      Kathryn HymesKathryn Hymes ('10 Hungarian Academy of Sciences) was a member of the team working on the new Facebook Graph Search launched on January 15, 2013. Read more in the New York Times front page article: For Search, Facebook Had to Go Beyond 'Robospeak'.

    • Folk Dancing

      Traditional Hungarian Folk DancingThe Fulbright Commission in Hungary organized a Traditional Hungarian Folk Dancing opportunity with live music and a teacher for the U.S. grantees on January 12, 2013 at the Budapest Community Center.

    • Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

      The music of the new Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn movie was composed by Róbert Gulya ('00 University of Southern California)

    • U.S. Fulbright student at Csányi Foundation

      Vajra Alaya-Maitreya lectureOn January 10, 2013 Vajra Alaya-Maitreya ('12 University of Szeged) and her friend Joe Vigorito visited the Szeged Community Center in order to meet Csányi students aged 12-16 years participating in the Foundation’s Talent Development Program. An alumna of Mills college were she studied vocal performance and musicology, Vajra put together a presentation on the history of popular music in the U.S. over the last century.

      On April 10, 2013 James W. Oberly ('12 Károli Gáspár University) visited the Csányi Foundation.

    • Thank You Fulbright

      Thank You Fulbright is an international campaign that was done for the first time in 2012. Over a two-week period, more than 1,300 Fulbrighters (among them Reinhold Hill '04 University of Debrecen) submitted a thank you letter addressed to 138 different ambassadors in Washington, DC.

      You can join the 2013 campaign at www.thankyoufulbright.org

    • 2012.12
    • Letter of Soldiers

      KatonalevelekNew book: Letter of Soldiers - 2nd generation American Hungarians in the U.S. Army during World War II was compiled and edited by Ilona Kovács ('94 Kent State University & '01 Library of the American Hungarian Foundation) and published by Zoltán Fejős ('88 Northwestern University & '92 Yale University) director, Museum of Ethnography.

      The volume was presented by Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno) and Miklós Kontra ('92 Indiana University & '02 Michigan State University) on December 18, 2012. Dr. Huba Brückner, Director Emeritus also attended the event.

    • Bethlehem, Bethlehem

      A Traditional Hungarian Christmas song translated, performed and recorded by Erik Brandt ('07 József Nádor High School, Budapest) with much help from Anna Becsei ('02 Stonington High School, CT)

    • Eötvös High School Lecture

      Paizs Péter lectureLecture by Péter Paizs ('10 Hunter College, City University of New York) at Eötvös József High School, Budapest on his Fulbright experience on December 7, 2012.

    • Fulbright reception at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

      Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary held a reception in honor of Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission (remarks), and to bid farewell to his predecessor, Dr. Huba Brückner on November 15, 2012 at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs.

      Ambassador Kounalakis presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Brückner, Director Emeritus for his outstanding service to the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission promoting American Higher Education and strengthening the friendship between the United States of America and Hungary.

      Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Executive Director, Austrian-American Fulbright Commission presented a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Brückner in his capacity as Chair of the Conference of Fulbright Program Executive Directors in Europe.

      The venue was featured by the presence the USAFE Touch & Go Air Force Band.

    • Criminal Psychology - Cultural Anthropolgy Behind Bars

      Fiáth Titanilla: BörtönkönyvNew book by Titanilla Fiáth on inmate subculture at correctional institutions, her future Fulbright research field in AY 2013-2014.

    • Fulbright Board member elected President of AmCham

      William BenkőCongratulations to William Benkő, Board Member of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission on his election as President of American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary for two years.

    • Information Seminar on Applying for Community Colleges in the United States

      Information Seminar on Applying for Community Colleges  in the United States

    • Charles Simonyi Fellowship for Alumnus

      Tamás CsörgőTamás Csörgő ('96 Columbia University and '01 Alumni Initiatives) has been awarded the prestigious Charles Simonyi Research Fellowship. The HUF 3-million Fellowship is administered by the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.

    • Lessons on Nation and Nationalism from Wartime Hungarian Film

      David FreyLecture by David Frey, ('12 Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) on December 4, 2012 at the Central European University, Budapest

    • 2012.11
    • U.S. Fulbright scholars presentations at Csányi Foundation

      Csányi Foundation visitThe Csányi Foundation, founded by Dr. Sándor Csányi, Chairman and CEO, OTP Bank plc supports gifted, socially disadvantaged children through each milestone of their lives, assisting them to overcome socio-economic obstacles and to develop their innate talents. One of the keystone of the Foundation’s Lifelong Advantage Program is language acquisition.

      On November 5, 2012 Christopher Berchild ('12 University of Pécs) visited the Pécs Community Center in order to meet Csányi students aged 12-16 years participating in the Foundation's Talent Development Program.

      On 10 November, 2012 David Frey ('12 Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Annamária Sas, Fulbright American Program Officer traveled to Jászberény to speak with over 20 upper level Csányi students about the history and traditional celebrations of Halloween and Thanksgiving in North America. Ms. Sas ('89 Language Development Magnet School, TX) a Fulbright alumna herself baked a very traditional Thanksgiving food, a pumpkin pie for this occasion.

    • California Quail

      Imre Oravecz: California QuailNew book by Imre Oravecz ('85 University of California, Santa Barbara) poet and writer on 19th century Hungarian immigration to the New World.

    • Ethnic Identity and Assimilation of Second-Generation Hungarian-Americans in New ...

      Oláh TímeaLecture by Tímea Oláh ('12 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) on November 27, 2012 at the University of Minnesota.

    • Fulbright meeting with Members of the Parliament

      Fulbright Meeting with MPsSix Fulbright alumni: András Szalai ('11 George Washington University), Anita Székely ('11 Boston University, Humphrey Fellow), Mária Flamich & Rita Hoffmann ('11 University of California, Berkeley), László Rosivall ('04 University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Ingrid Alexovics ('09 Atlantic City High School, NJ) were invited to represent the Fulbright alumni community on November 21, 2012 at the Hungarian Parliament. Károly Jókay, Executive Director and Huba Brückner, Director Emeritus were also present.

      Among others, the following MPs asked questions on the activities of the Hungarian Fulbright Commission at the meeting:

      • Mihály Balla (Fidesz) president, Foreign Affairs Committee
      • János Horváth (Fidesz) member, Foreign Affairs Committee; president, IPU Hungarian Division and a U.S. Fulbright alumnus himself ('58 University of the Philippines)
      • Lajos Pősze (independent) vice president, IPU Hungarian-American Friendship group
      • Vilmos Szabó (MSZP) member, Foreign Affairs Committee
      • Andor Nagy (KDNP) member, Foreign Affairs Committee
      • Katalin Ertsey (LMP) member, Foreign Affairs Committee

    • Aquincum Institute of Technology visit

      AIT BudapestOn November 16, 2012 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Hungary visited the Aquincum Institute of Technology and met Dr. Gábor Bojár, founder of AIT-Budapest and Graphisoft. The group also visited the world’s first statue of the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and the Aquincum Museum of roman relics.

    • Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

      Study of the U.S. InstitutesThe Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission are pleased to invite applications for the Summer 2013 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars.

      Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2013. The following topics will be covered:

       

      • American Politics and Political Thought
      • Contemporary American Literature
      • Journalism and Media
      • Religious Pluralism in the United States
      • U.S. Culture and Society
      • U.S. Foreign Policy

      Application Deadline: December 10, 2012

      See also: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators

    • Fulbright Commission Appoints New Executive Director for Hungary

      Jókay KárolyThe Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (“Fulbright Commission”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Károly Jókay as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2012. The Commission was established by the US Department of State and by the Hungarian Ministry of Education. The Commission is governed by a 10 member Board representing Hungarian academia, the Ministries of Human Resources and Foreign Affairs, as well as American diplomats and business people appointed by the Ambassador.

      Dr. Jókay succeeds the retiring Dr. Huba Brückner, who has superbly led the Commission since it was formed in 1992. Under Dr. Brückner’s leadership, Fulbright concludes the 20th Anniversary Year of the Commission in Hungary, commemorating the academic and professional exchange of over 900 scholars, students, high school teachers and professionals with their US counterparts. Dr. Jókay expects to build upon this heritage of excellence by expanding Fulbright’s reach to traditionally underrepresented scholars from rural areas, the Roma community as well as to people with different disabilities. Furthermore, strengthening ties with private sector donors as well as establishing new relationships with American universities are both important objectives for the new Director.

      An expert in municipal finance and bankruptcy, Jókay taught courses in municipal finance, public budgeting and public management in the Department of Public Policy at Central European University since 2005. Jókay has extensive consulting experience in Central and Eastern European countries, including Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Romania. Previously as a regular consultant to the World Bank, Jókay has completed projects on municipal bond disclosure standards, public utility transformation and regulation in the municipal services sector, as well as municipal debt regulation. Of Hungarian extraction, he was born in Chicago, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois. Jókay, who moved to Hungary in 1994, is active in several civil society organizations, established a family foundation to support the education of poor, rural children in the High School of the Reformed Church in Pápa.

      Press release in English
      Sajtóközlemény
      Interview in Lánchíd Radio

    • Junior Prima Award for alumnus

      Tófalvy TamásTamás Tófalvy ('12 Columbia University) has been awarded the prestigious Junior Prima Award for young journalists. Since 2007, every year five young professionals in the field of the media has been supported by Sándor Demján's Prima Primissima Foundation and Erste Bank Hungary with EUR 7,000.

    • IIE Open Doors Report 2012

      Open Doors 2012The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 6.5% to 764,495 during the 2011/12 academic year. Europe continues to be top destination for U.S. study abroad, hosting over half of all U.S. students abroad in 2010/11. 4 of the 5 top destinations for U.S. students are in Europe: the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France. International exchange with U.S. is at all-time high, academic exchange fuels innovation and prepares next generation for global citizenship.

      Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

    • EducationUSA International Virtual College Fair

      EducationUSA International Virtual College FairConsidering coming to a U.S. university from outside the country?

      Join us on November 13th for EducationUSA International Virtual College Fair, a free online event devoted to answering your questions about the admissions process, program information, and student life. You'll have a chance to text chat with university and college representatives, explore more than 150 schools, and watch live presentations from experts from EducationUSA and the U.S State Department on how to choose the right university, the visa process and funding options. And enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!

    • IIE Award for Outstanding Service

      IIE Award for Outstanding ServiceDr. Huba Brückner, Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission was honored with the IIE Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of "the extraordinary commitment to peace and prosperity demonstrated through his support of the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals worldwide".
      The award was presented by Ágnes Vajda, Director, IIE European Office and Chris Medalis, Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Europe, U.S. Department of State.

    • International Education Week 2012

      Learn more about new and exciting topics from American Fulbright grantees, as well as get answers to your questions about American higher education from our EducationUSA advising staff!

    • Hungarian Science Festival 2012

      Two Fulbright Alumni: András Váradi ('07 Thomas Jefferson University) and András Perczel ('05 University of Wisconsin) will deliver lectures at the Hungarian Science Festival events in November, 2012 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

    • Embracing our Cultural Heritage

      Two Fulbright Alumni: Ágnes Fülemile ('92 University of California, Berkeley; Metropolitan Museum of Arts, NY & '98 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) and Tímea Oláh ('12 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) will lecture at the 52nd Hungarian Conference of the Hungarian Association on November 24, 2012 in Cleveland, OH.

    • ELTE Gólyavár Lecture

      The literary lecture by Péter Dávidházi, ('02 Columbia University) on November 7, 2012 at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest is the opening event of ELTE's 377th anniversary. Prof. Dávidházi is one of the 19 Fulbright alumni who are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

    • 2012.10
    • L'ORÉAL-UNESCO for Women in Science

      Beáta G. Vértessy, Ph.D., D.Sc. current Chair of the Fulbright Board in Hungary has been awarded the prestigious L'ORÉAL-UNESCO for Women in Science Hungarian Fellowship at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

      Interview in ATV and Lánchíd Radio.

    • Making Sense of the 2012 Election: Thinking About Culture, Media, Religion and P ...

      Bill IsselLecture by William Issel, ('08 University of Pécs, László Országh Chair in American Studies) on November 20, 2012 at the American Corner Budapest.

    • Council of International Schools (CIS) Tour

      COISThe Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center is pleased to present the Council of International Schools (CIS) Tour.

      We warmly invite you to join us in meeting with the below listed internationally acclaimed schools, within the CIS Tour presentation series. You are welcome to invite your friends and family along to this exciting and informative afternoon.

       

      Date: November 8, Thursday

      Time: 3:45-5:00

      Venue: 1082 Budapest, Baross u. 62., Díszterem

      The tour will contain 20 American and international universities:

      • Chapman University (Orange, CA)
      • Foothill & De Anza College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
      • Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu, HI)
      • Longwood University (Farmville, VI)
      • Pace University (New York, NY)
      • Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
      • St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)
      • St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
      • State University of New York -- Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)
      • University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
      • University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
      • Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
      • Whitworth University (Spokane, WA)
      • Glion Institute of Higher Education (Clarens, Switzerland)
      • Hult International Business School (London, UK)
      • IE University (Segovia, Spain)
      • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology -- Carl Benz School of Engineering (Karlsruhe, Germany)
      • Webster University -- Geneva (Bellevue, Geneva, Switzerland)
      • Yale-Nus College, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

    • The US and 1956

      Lecture by László Borhi, ('12 Indiana University) on November 14, 2012 at the Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C.

    • Conference on U.S. Elections

      Conference on U.S. ElectionsFive Fulbright alumni: Miklós Sebők ('09 University of Virginia), Tibor Dessewffy ('10 University of Southern California), Tibor Mándi ('04 New York University), Anna Unger ('10 University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Péter Rada ('08 Johns Hopkins University) participated in a Conference on U.S. Elections organized by Policity and ELTE Bibó College.

    • Déry Tibor Literary Award

      Zsófia Bán ('92 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & '10 Harvard University) has been awarded the Déry Tibor Literary Award for her achievements.

    • Four Fulbright Alumni appointed University Professors

      Ministry of Human ResourcesZoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources and Honorary Co-Chair of the Fulbright Board in Hungary greeted the newly appointed university professors, among them four Fulbright alumni: Zoltán Balázs ('93 Columbia University), Piroska Csörgő ('08 University of Denver), András Bauer ('98 University of California, Berkeley) and András Kepes ('85 Stanford University).

    • Kadar Shares American Studies through International Lens

      Kádár Judit '12 UNMUniversity of New Mexico Today and The Albuquerque Journal interviews with Judit Kádár ('12 University of New Mexico), Hun­gar­ian Ful­bright Fel­low in Amer­i­can Stud­ies.

      A signing and discussion event on her book Cultural Appropriation in Recent North American Literature will be held on December 6, 2012 at the UNM Bookstore.

    • Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program

      Looking for a lecturer? Invite an American Fulbright lecturer to your institution with the Inter-Country Travel Grant! Approximately 250 American lecturers and researchers representing a variety of academic fields participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe. Thus, a specialist fitting your department's teaching may be close by.

    • Fulbright Alumna honored with award

      Democratic Transition Under the Shadow of War CrimesEszter Kirs ('09 Columbia University), member of the Leadership, Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association has been awarded the prestigious Herczegh Géza International Law Medal for her recent book entitled Democratic Transition Under the Shadow of War Crimes

    • Iron Curtain Memorial - Paneuropean Picnic

      Iron Curtain Memorial – Paneuropean PicnicU.S. Fulbright grantees from Austria and Hungary met at the site of the so-called Paneuropean Pinic on the Austro-Hungarian border on October 12, 2012. Prof. László Vass ('95 American University), Rector of the Budapest College of Communications, Business and Arts and former president of the Hungarian Fulbright Alumni Association was the highest ranking Hungarian government official at the Paneuropean Pinic on August 19, 1989. At this occasion, he shared his personal memories of that noteworthy event.
      The group also visited the city of Sopron, the Esterházy-Palace in Fertőd and the Benedictine Monastery in Pannonhalma.

    • 44th Fulbrighter to win the Nobel Prize

      Congratulations to British Fulbright alumnus Dr. John B. Gurdon ('61 Caltech), recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and the 44th Fulbrighter to receive a Nobel Prize!

    • World Teachers' Day 2012

      Erdélyi BeaFulbright Teacher Exchange Program Celebrates World Teachers' Day 2012. Bea Erdélyi ('09 Wheaton High School, MD): "I became more open to new ideas and methods of teaching and much more willing to try new things in my own classroom".

    • Spotlight on Contemporary Hungarian Poetry

      An interview with Andras Gerevich ('01 Dartmouth College). Check also his website at www.andras.gerevich.hu

    • Fulbright Alumni Visit to Brussels

      Fulbright Alumni Brussels VisitHungarian Fulbright Alumni organized a 4-day visit to the NATO HQ; U.S. Mission to the EU; Embassy of Hungary, Belgium; European Parliament; Representation of Hungary to the EU
      The group was hosted by among others Erika Antal ('00 Harvard University, student), Chair of the NATO Investment Committee and Tamás Iván Kovács, ('02 Tufts University, student), Ambassador of Hungary to Belgium and Péter Nikolicza ('08 Harvard University), Permanent representation of Hungary to the European Union

    • 2012.09
    • Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking

      The Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission are pleased to invite applications for the February 2013 Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking.

      The host institution for this program will be the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

      Application Deadline: November 1, 2012

    • Amcham Voice Interview

      An interview with Barbara Lanciers ('07 Hungarian Theater Museum and Institute) in AmCham Voice Magazin September, 2012 issue (page 8.)

    • Pannonius Fellow

      Zoltán Kész ('00 Diamond Bar High School, CA), the new director at American Corner Veszprém has been named the 2012-2013 Pannonius Fellow.

    • Középiskolai Tanárcsere Program

      az Amerikai Egyesült Államok és Magyarország között 2013-2014

      A Fulbright Bizottság örömmel hirdeti meg tanárcsere programját a szaktárgyukat angol nyelven oktatni tudó középiskolai tanárok számára, a 2013-2014-es tanévre. A programban résztvevő tanár egy tanévet taníthat az Egyesült Államokban, míg amerikai cserepartnere Magyarországon taníthat egy tanévet a kiutazó magyar tanár intézményében.

      Pályázati beadási határidő: 2012. október 19.

    • New book: Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies

      New book: Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies. Alumni contributors include Louise O. Vasvári ('09 Eötvös Loránd University), András Kiséry ('98 Columbia University), Éva Federmayer ('93 Indiana University and '07 University of Illinois) and Ivan Sanders ('89 Columbia University).

    • 2012.08
    • Fulbright Alumni honored with awards

      Congratulations to Zsolt Virágos ('92 University of Minnesota) and János Kubassek ('05 The Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution) for receiving the Order of Merit of Hungary, Officer's Cross on the occasion of the Hungarian national day.

    • 2012.07
    • Donald E. Morse 75

      Donald E. Morse ('91 Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen), first Chairman and former member of the Board of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission has received a Certificate of Appreciation on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

    • Somogyi Hírlap Interview

      An interview with Tünde Fülöpné Király ('11 Bend Senior High School, OR), Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program participant.

    • 2012.06
    • New poetry book by Balázs Lázár

      New poetry book by Balázs Lázár ('00 Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre). Meet the author at the following book fairs: June 9, 2012, Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 17:00 or June 12, 2012, Pécs, Kossuth tér 17:00

    • Off Target: Are there Ethical limits to Benchmarking and Business Analytics?

      Edward J. Romar ('08 to University of Pannonia, Veszprém) gave a lecture on June 1, 2012 at the 10th international conference on Management, Enterprise and Benchmarking at the University of Óbuda entitled Off Target: Are there Ethical limits to Benchmarking and Business Analytics?

    • Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression

      Rebecca M. Chory ('08 Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts) from West Virginia University organized the 2nd George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. Hungarian Fulbright alumni László Vass ('95 American University) rector of the College and Jolán Róka ('96 Texas A&M University) vice rector were also among the presenters.

    • Momentum - From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

      László Nagy ('10 The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA) is one of the winners of the Momentum - From Brain Drain to Brain Gain program at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

    • 2012.05
    • Charles Simonyi: Space Tourist and Good Son

      Charles Simonyi, father of MS Word and Excel, space tourist and long-time donor of the Fulbright Program in Hungary published his father's, Hungarian physicist Károly Simonyi book: A Cultural History of Physics in English and released in the U.S. for the first time.

    • PODER Magazine - Americas Business Council Award

      Peter Kellner ('92 U.S. student to Eötvös Loránd University) has received the prestigious PODER Magazine - Americas Business Council Award for his leadership, remarkable strategy and vision.

    • Pro Universitate Debreceniensi

      John Jablonski ('02 University of Debrecen) was awarded Pro Universitate Debreceniensi on May 14, 2012 for his decades long contribution to the University. He is also a former Cultural Attaché (1984-87), U.S. Embassy Budapest.

    • Fulbright Executive Director Transition

      The Hungarian American Fulbright Commission and its Board are pleased to have received so many applications for the post of Executive Director.  Those applicants who are selected for the interview stage will be contacted soon.  The Board recognizes the many contributions of Dr. Huba Bruckner to the success of the Hungarian Fulbright Program since the founding of the Commission, and is working in consultation and cooperation with Dr. Bruckner to implement an orderly succession process that we feel will be in the best long-term interests of the institution of Fulbright Hungary. In this regard, we thank Dr. Bruckner for his cooperation in this transition.

      The Board of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission

    • 2012.04
    • There was once...

      There was once... a film by Gabor Kalman ('93 Academy of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest) was recently screened simultaneously at the Embassy of Hungary, Washington, DC and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest.

      There Was Once...

      There Was Once... received the Audience Award at the 2014 South East European Film Festival.

    • One of America's best professors

      Scott M. Campbell ('07 University of Pannonia) founder and organizer of America Week Veszprém, program director of the joint Pannonia-Nazareth American Studies master's program is one of America's best professors

    • 2012.03
    • Intézményes TOEFL nyelvvizsga

      A posztgraduális hallgatói kategóriára jelentkezők számára a Fulbright Bizottság

      • 2012. április 12-én
      • 2012. április 25-én

      intézményes TOEFL nyelvvizsga (TOEFL ITP) letételét teszi lehetővé a szükséges tudásszint előzetes felmérése céljából. A TOEFL ITP 300-677–ig terjedő pontskáláján minimum 577 pont elérése a követelmény. A TOEFL ITP vizsga eredménye kizárólag a Fulbright ösztöndíj megpályázásához használható fel. A TOEFL ITP vizsga díja 9000 Forint. Jelentkezni nyitvatartási időben a Fulbright EducationUSA Tanácsadó Központban lehet a vizsgadíj befizetésével a vizsga előtt legkésőbb 2 nappal. Alkalmanként összesen 30 fő vizsgázhat, ezért érdemes mielőbb bejelentkezni a vizsgára.

    • Summer Piano Program at the Liszt Academy

      3-week, intensive course in July directed by Richard Shuster ('97 Eastman School of Music) in Budapest.

    • Exclusive One-to-One MBA event in Budapest

      Have you found your business talent?

      Meet your MBA match at the Access MBA event in Budapest!

      Boost your career development with an internationally recognised MBA diploma. On April 25th, the Access MBA Tour is coming to Budapest for the 3th consecutive year to hold a prestigious event hosting leading international business schools. By participating in the event, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

      • One-to-One and small group meetings with top-ranked MBA programmes
      • Free GMAT Test Preparation Advising
      • Personalised MBA Consulting Sessions
      • Interactive Panel Discussions
      • Special lecture on a topic ‘Absorption-based Leadership, a new integrative approach to motivating your people’, presented by CEU Business School
      • Complimentary Access MBA 2012 Guide
      • In addition, candidates receive an appointment with free access to the "MBA Candidate Reach Service"

      Participating Business Schools: INSEAD, London Business School, HEC Paris, Hult International Business School, IE Business School and more!

      Budapest, Wednesday April 25th

      16:00-21:30

      Corinthia Hotel Budapest

      The event is free for interested candidates, but the places are limited, so don’t forget to register here: www.accessmba.com

    • Checking in with Robin Whitford, Fulbright Scholar in Hungary

      An interview with Robin Whitford ('11 University of Debrecen), English Teaching Assistant.

    • Fulbright Alumni honored with awards

      4 Fulbright Alumni have been awarded state decorations on the occasion of the Hungarian national day.
      András Lánczi ('97 Louisiana State University) has been awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit Officer's Cross.
      Gyula Kodolányi ('84 UC Santa Barbara) has been awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit Commander's Cross with Star.
      László Rosivall ('91 Tulane University & '04 University of Alabama) has been awarded the prestigious Széchenyi Prize.
      Ambrus Miskolczy ('96 Catholic University of America) has been awarded the prestigious Széchenyi Prize.

    • 2012.02
    • Visiting Foreign Scholars

      Judit Dankó started her 6-month grant period at the University of Houston Law Center as a Fulbright-UH Foundation, Sandor Turanyi visiting scholar.

    • Honorable mention for the February State Alumni Member of the Month feature: Hu ...

      As a Fulbright alumnus, Dr. Csörgő challenges students in his village of Visznek, and in his former middle School in the city of Gyöngyös, both in Northern Hungary, to emulate the educational practices of the best universities in the world.  He  acted as a visiting research scholar at Harvard and at Case Western Reserve University, both with HAESF support. He was visiting researcher or professor also at other great universities including Columbia University in New York (supported by a Fulbright Advanced Research Award); the University of Lund, Sweden; the University of São Paulo, Brazil; and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He organized, with the support of a Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award, the participation of Hungarian physicists in the PHENIX experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA, a world leading facility of the U.S. Department of Energy.

      He directly applies the educational techniques that he sees at the best universities of the world to the Science Club of his former high school in Gyöngyös, Hungary, and based on this successful example, he initiated a nation-wide Science Club movement in Hungary. Dr. Csörgő, among other duties, has been serving as the volunteer manager of the Hungarian Fulbright alumni listserv for many years. He also volunteered for the Meet the Scientist Fulbright alumni initiative, promoting science, innovation and study in the U.S. to Hungarian high school students.

      Dr. Csörgő is proud of his humble beginnings and strongly feels that coming from a modest, small village in the countryside should not impede anybody`s ability to succeed and build an international career. Besides the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Csörgő commutes to work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, at Harvard and at CERN in Switzerland but he also finds time to volunteer in the Hungarian Fulbright community and in his own community in the countryside. He still lives in his small village of Visznek, two hours from Budapest, which he considers the best place for creative work.

      He has been serving his local community, his village and his former high school for four years providing summer camps in his own home for the children and attracting scientists and researchers from home and abroad to come as speakers. He has been at the forefront of a drive in Hungarian education towards self-education, currently runs five science clubs in high schools in the country and in Budapest involving alumni. He is a passionate proponent of personal responsibility in cultivating one’s own mind.

      In August 2011, Dr. Csörgő received the Knight Cross from the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic from the President of Hungary for organizing the Hungarian participation in international collaborations like PHENIX in the United States, for supporting young talents and for his commitment to education. In September 2011, he was elected, for his scientific achievements, as a member of the Academy of Europe (London), a prestigious and highly selective non-governmental organization promoting learning, education and research on the European level.

    • 2012.01
    • Mr. Mom (Apacsavar)

      Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga's ('98 UC Berkeley) short documentary Mr. Mom (Apacsavar) is selected as a finalist for the Community Choice Award at IMOW's (International Museum of Women) new online exhibition.

    • Visually Impaired Fulbright Grantees Strive for Inclusive Education

      Hoffmann Rita, Flamich MáriaAmbassador Kounalakis recognized Fulbright grantees Maria Flamich and Rita Hoffmann for their leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in the fields of education and music.

      Klub Radio interview on March 13, 2013 and Mobility International USA article: The Story of Gershwin and Kodály: Our Berkeley Experiences in Three Acts on their scholarship period at UC Berkeley.

    • RIT scientist heads team to measure polar ice melt

      An article on Beáta Csathó ('92 U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff).

    • 2011.12
    • Fulbright Specialist Program

      Fulbright Specialist Program  

      Fulbright Specialist Program

      Lehetőség amerikai oktatók kettő-hat hetes meghívására magyar intézmények számára.
      Pályázati beadási határidő: folyamatosan. 

      The Fulbright Specialist Program provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

      The program will award grants ranging from two to six weeks.

      Funding

      The Hungarian host institution is asked to fund the in-country costs including lodgingmeals and in-country transportation. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State provides international airfare and an honorarium to the U.S.grantee.

      How the Project Proposal Process Works

      Step 1
      The non-U.S. academic institution works with the Fulbright Commission to submit a request for a Fulbright Specialists. Communication with the Commission prior to project submission is crucial to developing a competitive project.
      To invite a U.S. specialist, a Project Request Form has to be filled in and sent to bruckner@fulbright.hu 3 months prior to the planned project dates.

      Step 2
      The local Fulbright Commission reviews the project. If approved, they submit the request to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for final approval.

      Step 3
      ECA reviews the project. If approved, ECA forwards the request to the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) for processing.

      Step 4
      Upon receipt of an approved project, CIES facilitates the matching of projects with qualified candidates from the Fulbright Specialists Roster.

      Step 5
      Once a grantee is selected for a project, CIES administers the grant on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The host institution covers the in-country costs upon the grantee's arrival in the host country.

      Step 6
      Upon completion of the project, a Final Report by the Hungarian host institution has to be filled in and sent to bruckner@fulbright.hu.

    • Special Programs

      Weekly Writing Workshop

       Weekly Writing Workshop

       CVs/Résumés and Application Essays

      Get help with your:

      • CV/ résumé
      • College application
      • Essays
      • Cover letters
      • Letter of inquiry
      • Requests for financial aid and scholarships

      It will focus primarily on statement of purpose essays, but cover letters, letters of inquiry, scholarship application essays, and other types of academic writing can also be discussed. The instructor is a native speaker of English who has advised and taught college writing and worked in publishing in the United States.

      When:
      Every Thursday, 14:00-16:00
      Starting: September 22nd, 2011
      *Please register in advance for these sessions*

      Where:
      Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center
      1082 Budapest, Baross utca 62. (corner of Rigó utca), 1st Floor, Room 111
      Telephone: 462-8050

      Please come prepared for a workshop!
      Bring paper, pen, and your current CV or résumé.
      The workshop will be entirely in English.

       

    • Meet the Scientist Program

      Meet the Scientist Program  Meet the Scientist Program
       2011/2012

      Ambassador Kounalakis announced the Meet the Scientist Fulbright community service project at the First Hungarian Fulbright Day on September 24, 2010. The Hungarian Innovation Association, Fulbright volunteers and the U.S. Embassy in Budapest worked together to launch the program.
      In the 2011/2012 school year, altogether 18 high schools (7 in Budapest and 11 in the country) will be visited by 17 new lecturers, former Fulbright scholars. Compared to last year, the program is widened. Lectures will be followed by spectacular experiments presented by the colleagues of the Palace of Miracles, lasting half an hour each. The first meeting will take place in early October, 2011, the last one in mid-April, 2012.

    • 2011.10
    • TORN: Transformational Art Pedagogy with Adolescent Students in Crisis

      Lecture by Lisa Kay, ('11 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest) on October 19, 2011 at MOME.

    • 2011.09
    • Reflective Recovery: Health Learning in 12-Step Communities

      Joan M Borst ('09 University of Pécs) co-edited a book with former Hungarian colleagues: 'Reflective Recovery: Health Learning in 12-Step Communities'. Early September she had her 5th visit since leaving Hungary speaking at a conference. Two of her colleagues from Pécs also visited Grand Valley State University in July. She is also on the editorial board of a Hungarian journal.

    • 2011.08
    • The Multicolored Diary

      Csenge Zalka ('11 East Tennessee State University) have been accepted to the Storytelling Master's program and started to blog in English on her wanderings, musings and adventures.

    • 2011.05
    • Renée Fleming in Budapest

      Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis hosted multiple Grammy winner soprano and 2011 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal awardee Renée Fleming in a reception at her residence on May 9. Prominent Hungarian cultural figures as well as Hungarian and American Fulbrighters attended the event.

    • 2011.02
    • A New Hungarian Visiting Professorship for Bloomington

      Huba Bruckner, executive director of the Fulbright Commission Hungary and pioneer in the development of computer-aided learning in Hungary, was on campus to complete a new agreement that will establish the Hungarian Visiting Professorship at IU Bloomington. This new position is meant to be broader in scope, reaching more deeply into the social sciences, explained Christopher Atwood, chair of Central Eurasian Studies. The Fulbright position is designed to attract Hungarian expertise in economics and other social sciences.

    • 2010.11
    • Hungarian Emigration to the United States in the Interwar Years

      Tibor Frank ('87 University of California, Santa Barbara; UCLA; University of Nevada-Reno), current Chair of the Fulbright Board in Hungary will talk about 'Hungarian Emigration to the United States in the Interwar Years' on December 8, 2010 in New York.

    • Gold Cross of Merit

      Golden Cross of MeritDr. Huba Brückner, executive director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission has received the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (Civil Division) honoring his work for the Fulbright Program and helping to maintain and further develop the U.S.-Hungarian friendship.

    • 2010.08“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
    • Focus on alumni: László Andor, EU Commissioner

      Andor LászlóLászló Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion reflects fondly on his Fulbright Experience:

      "A Fulbright scholarship is probably a milestone in the life of every beneficiary. I am not an exception. I was invited to Rutgers University in 1997. The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers is famous with its Hungarian Studies Centre. My courses were: Hungary and the European Union, and Transition Policies in Hungary.

      Much of the students came from the Hungarian diaspora. It was interesting to see how different is the approach to history and social sciences on the other side of the Atlantic. The structure of the classes and the assessment were also different. I needed to prepare for my lectures differently than in Budapest, but I gathered such detailed materials from my preparations that I decided to publish a book on the basis of my Rutgers work. To my surprise, it did not take long to make progress. Having read one sample chapter, Greenwood sent a contract in January, and eventually in 2000 my book was published under the title Hungary on the Road to the European Union: Transition in Blue.

      New Jersey was an ideal place for travelling on the East coast. New York City was very close, so I could go there regularly to museums, book shops and university events. I managed to visit friends and colleagues at Princeton, Yale, Binghamton etc. and many visited me too. I even organised a trip for a group of my Budapest students, with a programme that was relevant to their studies.

      At Harvard I attended a conference on the East European transformation, and wrote a report about it for the social science journal Társadalmi Szemle. At American University, I attended a conference on the European monetary integration, where some of the leading experts of the area spoke. I found all this useful later, when I had to deal with the practical side of the same subject.

      Within the 9 months at Rutgers, there were a lot of memorable events in university life and opportunities to learn about American culture. What should not be left without mentioning is college soccer with men and women playing together, which does happen in Europe too, but in the US it seemed to be the standard – with compulsory shin guards."

    • Focus on alumni: Elemér Hankiss

      Hankiss ElemérDr. Elemér Hankisshas been promoting democratic ideals in Hungary for much of the past 30 years. After his Fulbright exchange in 1979, he returned to a regime in which criticism could warrant imprisonment. Yet Dr. Hankiss devoted himself to researching and writing on the values of a democratic society, which influenced many books and research in years following the Kadar regime.

      Dr. Hankiss now serves as a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Outside of his position, he has created a social travel guide to list active non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Hungary, initiated the "Adopt a Village" program to bring attention to poor rural villages, and compiled a "Talent Map of Hungary" to link community leaders and small grassroots businesses throughout the nation.

      On the Fulbright program, Dr. Hankiss, in his own words, "gained courage to take part in public life and say no to things that were inhuman or not democratic." Praised for his modest spirit, Dr. Hankiss has exemplified his strong commitment to encourage the development of democracy in Hungary tirelessly since his exchange.

    • 2010.07
    • Focus on alumni: Zoltán Illés

      Illés ZoltánZoltán Illés, State Secretary for Environmental Affairs reflects fondly on his Humphrey Experience

      The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship was a particular, life long experience with several positive effects on my personal and professional development. From among the many, I would like to mention three very important positive component of the program.

      Being a Humphrey fellow meant to be a member of an international group of highly qualified people from all over the world. It gave us the possibility to earn a quite diverse view of the world; we had the chance to live, work, study in a multicultural environment, to experience different ways of thinking. Besides learning a lot from our professors and professional partners, we learnt a lot from each other, too.

      The program was quite flexible professionally, applicable to personal needs and opened all doors. We received all assistance in arranging our professional activities and in applying possibilities offered to our personal needs.

      The Humphrey Program has a high prestige in the U.S. and all over the world. Being a Humphrey Fellow gives a magic password. It's a life long experience, it means being a member of an elite club - which brings devotion, too. As a Humphrey Fellow, I experienced a lot of help and now as a Humphrey Alumni I am devoted to provide help and assistance to future fellows, to the Fulbright Program.

    • 2010.06
    • Social Science Education Consortium Annual Conference

      The Commission hosted the Welcome Reception and session of Social Science Education Consortium 2010 Annual Conference led by Murry Nelson ('07 University of Debrecen).

    • 2010.04
    • Demján Sándor Foundation donation

      Lovassy TamásOn March 31, 2010 Dr. Tamás Lovassy, Chair of the Board, Demján Sándor Foundation and Huba Brückner, Executive Director signed an Agreement to support the education of a Hungarian student in the United States in the field of Technology.

    • Fulbright grantees’ visit to Pécs

      Every month the Commission organizes a trip for U.S. Fulbrighters. This time our destination was the city of Pécs, European Capital of Culture 2010.

    • 2010.03
    • Fulbright Alumnus honored with award

      Tamás Ungvári ('86 Claremont-McKenna College) received the prestigious Széchenyi Award from President László Sólyom on the recommendation of the Prime Minister in recognition of a lifetime of achievements.

    • 2010.02
    • Connected to NIU School of Art

      An article on Andrea Kárpáti ('09 Northern Illinois University) who remained connected to NIU School of Art after returning to Hungary.

    • 2010.01
    • Hungarian Cultural Ambassador 2010

      Péter Forgács ('06 NYU) has been appointed Hungarian Cultural Ambassador 2010. The title set up in 2007 is granted to persons who promote and represent Hungarian culture and Hungary abroad.

    • 2008.05
    • Visegrad Group Fulbright Commissions at NAFSA

      Central European Universities were represented by Visegrad Group Fulbright Commissions at the NAFSA Conference between May 25-30, 2008, Washington, DC. The Conference attracted 9,600 delegates from over 140 countries and highlighted a joint presence of the Visegrád Countries Fulbright Commissions.

      NAFSA, the Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.