Assoc. Prof. Ákos
The expression Tudományos
Diákkör (shortened TDK) is the Hungarian term for the
activity carried out as “Undergraduate Research”, and can also be
translated as Scientific Study Circle.
The Council for Undergraduate
Research (or TDK Council) supports extracurricular
research activities of students by giving a framework to voluntary
student–teacher partnerships established spontaneously for specific
research projects. The main event of the TDK is the biannual
National TDK Conference which is organized in several Sections at
various institutes of higher education (i.e. universities and colleges).
The annual forums of the TDK are the so-called
House-Conferences which are also organized at the levels of sections
and subsections. The winners of such conferences have been awarded by
the Dean of the Faculty on the Eötvös Memorial Day held on or
around May the 11th, every year. Some of the best lectures
are also repeated there in front of a wider audience.
Our students have been regulary
and effectively participating at the National TDK Conferences.
Within the gradually increasing number of the participants, they gave 7%
of the students, who took part in the National TDK Conferences,
organized in the field of Science, in 2003, and more than 10% of the
participants at the National Conference of Environmental Sciences, held
in 2002. As to the largest National Sections, where our students were
interested in, that is the Sections of Biology, Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering and Science (Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics), our
students represented 25-30% of the participants, having also got a great
number of awards.
TDK work is also considered when a graduate student applies for the
Ph.D. School which makes it even
more attractive for the best students.
The fields covered by the TDK
Council at the Faculty are as follows:
Astronomy Coordinator: Vera
Assist. Prof. Géza
Chemistry and Chemical
Engineering Assist. Prof. Katalin
Studies Prof. Mária
Geography Assistant Balázs Nagy
Geology Res. Assistant Sándor Józsa
Geophysics Assistant Tamás Lipovics
History and Philosophy of
Prof. Gábor Kutrovácz
Assoc. Prof. Gyula Károlyi
Assoc. Prof. Tamás Weidinger
Pedagogy and Educational
Technology Assist. Prof. György
Assoc. Prof. Ákos Horváth