Ceremonial Senate Session at Debrecen University
Mr. György Matolcsy, president of the Hungarian Central Bank, was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Debrecen University. The president of the Central Bank received his honorary doctorate at the Ceremonial Session of the University Senate held on the occasion of the 171th anniversary of the l848-49 revolution and war of independence on March 14, 2019.
University President, Mr. Zoltán Szilvássy, singled out as the main lesson and message of 1848-49 that at the time of the revolution and its aftermath the nation was united. „It is this holiday that created national unity” – said he and added that it was worth keeping this in mind. Mr. István Ádám Bognár, chairman of the University Student Union reminisced about contemporary youths of the March revolution. Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen, called into mind the fact that 170 years ago, the city of Debrecen was capital of Hungary, and the events taking place during this time stand to prove that ’’it is not only possible but obligatory to place national interst before that of an empire.”
Photo: János Miskolczi