The two countries celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey and the initiation of Hungarian-Turkish diplomatic relations with a Hungarian-Turkish cultural season starting on 18 December. On the occasion of the anniversary, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will also visit Budapest.
Under the scope of the renewed cooperative cultural project, many events will be held in the two countries in the next two years, including theatre performances and the publication of literary translations. Minister of Culture and Innovation János Csák of Hungary and Minister of Culture and Media Nina Obuljen-Koržinek of Croatia announced the new agreement at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts on Monday.
Following an accident on Friday, where two actors were injured, the director of the National Theatre officially resigned. However, Minister of Culture János Csák did not accept the resignation, and stated that Vidnyánszky will carry on with his duties as director until the investigation into the accident is closed.
János Csák, the Minister Responsible for Culture and Innovation mentioned as a positive example that the Széchenyi István University has integrated into Győr’s economic life, and the new Scientific and Innovation Park strengthens cooperation in the field of research, development, and innovation.
Minister of Culture and Innovation János Csák terminated the employment of National Museum Director General László L. Simon on Monday. The director general’s downfall was caused by his inadequate addressing of the LGBTQ-related controversy around the World Press Photo exhibit the museum hosted.
High interest rates have taken a toll on the Hungarian housing market, as they have in virtually every country. The expanded CSOK programme by the Orbán administration can do a lot to revitalize the market, all the while incentivizing child bearing in the country.
The exhibition from the Seoul History Museum in Budapest presents the daily life and holidays of Koreans, as well as the system of values and symbols that permeates their society in the delicate patterns and variations of clothing and interior design. In each piece of clothing, not only Seoul’s traditions, the wearer’s status, education, age, and gender are represented, but also their fate and daily life.
The Hungarian Jewish leaders and the Israeli Prime Minister discussed issues of Jewish communal life in Hungary and the events that may accompany the possible relocation of the Hungarian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. With the potential move of the Hungarian mission to Jerusalem Hungary would become the first EU country to recognize that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
At the academic year opening of Milton Friedman University, State Secretary in charge of higher education Balázs Hankó underscored that Hungarian universities are performing increasingly well amidst intensifying international competition. While four years ago, Hungary had seven institutions in the top five per cent of the world’s universities, and two years ago, there were nine, today there are already eleven.
A brief summary of the most important remarks made by government officials on the second day of the 32nd Tusványos Summer Festival in Transylvania.
Last year there were only 99,000 applicants, and the increase indicates that the higher education system has become more attractive, Minister Csák said.