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Graduation Ceremony at the Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics

Amidst ceremonial grandeur and with the attendance of hundreds of guests, the University of Sopron's Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics celebrated the diploma awarding and doctoral inauguration ceremony for the autumn semester of the 2023-24 academic year on 9th February.


The diploma awarding ceremony was greeted by the Vice-Rector for Foreign Affairs and Research, Prof. Dr. Ferenc Lakatos, who referenced the timeless wisdom of József Attila, a revered Hungarian poet, stating, "In life, one doesn't need to strive for much, just for everything." He stated that graduates, with support from schools and families, possess the essential tools for success: knowledge, skills, and perseverance. He encouraged them to embrace opportunities, and face challenges. This was followed by the speech of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Széles, who introduced the board and the special guests.

Then, several students were acknowledged for their outstanding work, and the prestigious Béres Excellence Scholarship was conferred. The award was presented by Marcell Béres, Vice President of Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd., who expressed delight in the longstanding partnership between the company and the University of Sopron. He emphasized that the scholarship is deeply intertwined with the company's core values, focusing on scientific rigor, sustainable practices, top-notch quality, collaborative innovation, and social responsibility. He reiterated their commitment to supporting exemplary young talents, recognizing, and inspiring them, with the Béres Excellence Scholarship serving as a pivotal means towards this end.

This year, the Béres scholarship was awarded to Hanna Zsigrai, a finance and accounting student, for her outstanding professional publications.

The ceremony concluded with the conferral of diplomas to seventy-six graduates who completed various undergraduate, master's, and postgraduate specialization programs, along with the 1 habilitated individual and the 6 doctoral candidates who took their solemn oaths, including international students pursuing both MSc and PhD courses.

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