Architect Jozsef Finta dies aged 89

Architect Jozsef Finta, who was awarded the Kossuth, Ybl Miklos, Steindl Imre and Prima Primissima prizes, also a member of the Hungarian Art Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, died at age 89 on Monday.

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Nobel laureate Krausz wins Public Media’s Person of the Year Award

Hungarian Nobel laureate physicist Ferenc Krausz is this year's recipient of the Public Media's Person of the Year Award given in recognition of the achievements in his professional career and activities having outstanding impact on society, Hungary's Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund ...

Gulyas pays tribute to late PM Antall

Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, on Tuesday attended a conference marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Jozsef Antall, Hungary's first prime minister after the democratic transition of 1989.

Hungarian Katalin Kariko awarded Nobel Prize in medicine

Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Kariko and American physician-scientist Drew Weissman have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against Covid-19, the secretary of the Nobel Assembly announced in ...

Hungary secondary school student wins EU science prize

Szilveszter Laskai, a student of the Fazekas Mihaly Secondary School in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, has won the CERN prize of the 34th European Union Contest for Young Scientists held in Brussels between Sept 12 and 17.

150 Years of Jewish Budapest festival begins

A programme series celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the city of Budapest and joining the European Days of Jewish Culture got under way in the capital on Sunday.

Hungarians in Oxford discuss living and studying abroad

The city of Oxford in the United Kingdom has been home to a number of Hungarian citizens over the past decades. Among these Hungarian expatriates, many have been students, researchers, and faculty members at the renowned University of Oxford that now consists of 39 ...

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From ‘Death on the Nile’ to life on the Danube

As strange as any of the films that Mark Rimmell worked on, is the plot of his own life; in particular, the months he spent at the Marriott hotel, sitting on his balcony and staring across the Danube at the building in which he ...

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Christmas in Budapest captured

The eco-friendly Christmas lights around Budapest may have been admired by fewer people this year, with locals having to hurry home by 8pm and tourists in short supply, but there was still plenty for renowned urban photographer Krisztián Bódis to snap.

Cutting it short in the soap factory

The factory is gone, but the payroll accountants are still beaming and the women’s football team is posing for us from these pictures. These were the times when the arrows of the soapery workers made the dollar-tailed imperialist beast screech in pain – socialist ...

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Enter the dragon at Kőbányai út

Chinatown a hidden extra to the city

In its global abundance, Chinese cuisine is familiar and plentiful nowadays, marketed in the same way as “European food” and hamburgers alike. But as for Chinese culture, this is another matter altogether for the many who, like me, know little more than what comes ...

Wrapping up in Ecuadorean attire this winter

Fashions from Ecuador paraded on a Budapest catwalk this month were a tribute to the dedicated, behind-the-scenes artisans back home, as it was their humble creations – splendid handmade clothes and accessories such as luxurious scarves, sweaters, traditional ponchos, symbolic Panama and felt hats, ...