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The first stage of the programme launched to research the Hungarian community of Montreal was completed successfully, its results were presented at Concordia University jointly by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Debrecen and the staff of the General Consulate of Hungary in Montreal. At the event held in Canada in mid-June, it was also announced that the research fields of the participants further expanded.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Debrecen and Sunway University in Malaysia are to expand their bilateral cooperation through a new joint research and academic programme. Faculty members from the two institutions are currently processing material on the trip to Borneo by János Xántus in 1870, documenting the experiences of the famous Hungarian traveller and naturalist in two volumes both in English and Hungarian.

A conference organised by the International Student Union (ISU), an association of foreign students, was held on Thursday at the Learning Center: students enrolled in the English-language programmes of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Debrecen (DE TTK) heard presentations on scientific work, the opportunities of TDK (Students’ Scientific Research) and the institution's talent management programmes.

A paper on the evolution and genetic architecture of a polymorphism restricted to cuckoo eggs has been published in the prestigious journal Science Advances. Several scientists from the University of Debrecen have been involved in the work since 2020.

The plant-themed artwork of Ecuadorian-born graphic artist Luis Guallichico, Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecology of the University of Debrecen's Faculty of Science and Technology, has been featured on the blog of British Ecological Society, too. The work of the laboratory assistant of the HUN-REN-UD Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group has been inspired by the efforts and dedication of the botanists and ecologists making up the group.

The University of Debrecen has signed a cooperation agreement on research and education with the institution of higher education called Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, India. Owing to this partnership agreement, joint training and student exchanges will be possible in the future in the fields of engineering, information technology and natural sciences.

Birds' brains relative to their body mass have grown larger as a result of evolutionary changes over the past 70 million years, according to research conducted by an international team of scientists who recently published a study of the most comprehensive and detailed family tree of bird species in the journal called Nature. An evolutionary biologist at the University of Debrecen, Tamás Székely, was also involved in the project.

The University of Bonn, one of Germany's top five higher education institutions, plans to collaborate with the University of Debrecen in research in several disciplines. The two universities are expanding the cooperation started in the NeurotechEU programme, which aims to promote the development of neurosciences and coordinate research; university leaders discussed the expansion of the relationship during a two-day visit to Debrecen.

The University of Debrecen students and researchers have provided the highest number of Fulbright scholars in Hungary - this announcement was made at the information session of the International Office of the University of Debrecen, presenting this year's applications of the world's most prestigious scholarship programme. Every year, Fulbright offers 25 Hungarian students, researchers and teachers the opportunity to work as academic researchers and gain professional experience in the United States of America.