The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) hosts one of Europe’s largest international university conferences that opened on Thursday, the university said.
The two-day conference will dedicate a separate session to the war in Ukraine with topics including the consequences of the war to the academic sector and aiding academics and fellows forced to leave the country and their homes. Other topics include university autonomy, collective thinking and the freedom of learning, BME said in a statement.
The conference is attended by 400 participants including 72 university rectors and 96 deputy rectors, it said.
Altogether 27 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 1,736 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday. So far 6,406,412 people have received a first jab, while 6,192,470 have been double-jabbed. Fully 3,862,707 Hungarians have received a booster third shot and 286,455 a fourth shot.
The number of active infections dropped further, to 51,631, while hospitals are treating 1,437 Covid-19 patients, 36 of whom are intubated on a ventilator.
Since the first outbreak, 1,899,633 have been registered with the virus, while 46,189 deaths have been recorded. Fully 1,801,813 people have made a recovery.