19 Notable alumni of
University of Debrecen

The University of Debrecen is 1792nd in the world, 595th in Europe, and 12th in Hungary by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 19 notable alumni from the University of Debrecen sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Imre Lakatos

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    Imre Lakatos
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1922-1974 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphilosopheruniversity teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Imre Lakatos was a Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science, known for his thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its "methodology of proofs and refutations" in its pre-axiomatic stages of development, and also for introducing the concept of the "research programme" in his methodology of scientific research programmes.

  2. Magda Szabó

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    Magda Szabó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1917-2007 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1940
    Occupations
    translatorscreenwriterpoetchildren's writerprosaist
    Biography

    Magda Szabó was a Hungarian novelist. Doctor of philology, she also wrote dramas, essays, studies, memoirs, poetry and children's literature. She was a founding member of the Digital Literary Academy, an online digital repository of Hungarian literature. She is the most translated Hungarian author, with publications in 42 countries and over 30 languages.

  3. Zsigmond Móricz

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    Zsigmond Móricz
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1879-1942 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1899-1900
    Occupations
    writerjournalistplaywrightchildren's writer
    Biography

    Zsigmond Móricz was a major Hungarian novelist and Social Realist.

  4. András Rapcsák

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    András Rapcsák
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1943-2002 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    In 1977 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    András Rapcsák was a Hungarian engineer and politician who served as mayor of Hódmezővásárhely from 1990 until his death. He was succeeded by his deputy mayor János Lázár. He had been a member of the National Assembly of Hungary since 1994.

  5. Alex Szalay

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    Alex Szalay
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1967-1969
    Occupations
    physicistastronomerresearcher
    Biography

    Alex Szalay is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. Szalay is an international leader in astronomy, cosmology, the science of big data, and data‐intensive computing.

  6. Tamás Vicsek

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    Tamás Vicsek
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    In 1976 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicistlecturermathematician
    Biography

    Tamás Vicsek is a Hungarian scientist with research interests in numerical studies of dense liquids, percolation theory, Monte Carlo simulation of cluster models, aggregation phenomena, fractal growth, pattern formation (computer and laboratory experiments), collective phenomena in biological systems (flocking, oscillations, crowds), molecular motors, cell locomotion in vitro. He held the position of professor of physics at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, and was visiting scientists in various academia.

  7. László Tasó

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    László Tasó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1999
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    László Tasó is a Hungarian politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Hajdúhadház (Hajdú-Bihar County Constituency IV) from 2006 to 2014, and for Debrecen (Hajdú-Bihar County Constituency III) since 2014. He was also MP from the county regional list of Fidesz between 2004 and 2006. He served as mayor of Nyíradony between 1994 and 2014. He was appointed Secretary of State for Transport on 1 July 2014.

  8. Csaba Földes

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    Csaba Földes
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1981
    Occupations
    linguistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Csaba Földes is a linguist. His research is focused on contemporary German language and German as a foreign language. He is currently full professor (W3) and holds the chair of Linguistics of German at the University of Erfurt in Germany. Földes is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and president of the Central European Association for German Studies (German: Mitteleuropäischer Germanistenverband).

  9. András Prékopa

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    András Prékopa
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1952
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacheracademic
    Biography

    András Prékopa was a Hungarian mathematician, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was one of the pioneers of stochastic programming and has been a major contributor to its literature. He amended one of the three basic model types of the discipline, chance-constrained programming, by taking into account stochastic dependence among the random variables involved. One of his main results in the area concerns the convexity theory of probabilistically constrained stochastic optimization problems. He introduced the concept of logarithmic concave measures and provided several fundamental theorems on logconcavity, which supplied proofs for the convexity of a wide class of probabilistically constrained stochastic programming problems. These results had impact far beyond the area of mathematical programming, as they found applications in physics, economics, statistics, convex geometry and other fields.

  10. Sándor Arnóth

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    Sándor Arnóth
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1960-2011 (aged 51)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1987
    Occupations
    historianpolitician
    Biography

    Sándor Arnóth was a Hungarian politician and member of the National Assembly of Hungary between 1998 and 2006, in 2008 and from 2010 until his death. He was also (since 2006) the mayor of his home town of Püspökladány, being re-elected in 2010. He was a member of Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union.

  11. Gyula Bereznai

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    Gyula Bereznai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-1990 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    1941-1943 studied physics
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gyula Bereznai, was a Hungarian mathematician and former head of department at a Teacher Training College in Nyíregyháza.

  12. Lajos Mile

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    Lajos Mile
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1983
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianteacherdiplomat
    Biography

    Lajos Mile is a Hungarian journalist and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) from Politics Can Be Different (LMP) National List between 2010 and 2014. He was also Member of Parliament for Miskolc (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Constituency III) between 1990 and 1994.

  13. Tibor Szele

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    Tibor Szele
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1918-1955 (aged 37)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1941
    Occupations
    mathematicianfull professor
    Biography

    Tibor Szele Hungarian mathematician, working in combinatorics and abstract algebra. After graduating at the Debrecen University, he became a researcher at the Szeged University in 1946, then he went back at the Debrecen University in 1948 where he became full professor in 1952. He worked especially in the theory of Abelian groups and ring theory. He generalized Hajós's theorem. He founded the Hungarian school of algebra. Tibor Szele received the Kossuth Prize in 1952.

  14. József Kovács

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    József Kovács
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 2004
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. József Kovács is a Hungarian physician and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Gyula (Békés County Constituency II then III) since 2010.

  15. Nikolay Boykov

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    Nikolay Boykov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    Nikolay Boykov is a contemporary Bulgarian writer and literary translator from Hungary.

  16. Mária Filep

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    Mária Filep
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    civil engineerarchitect
    Biography

    Mária Filep is a Hungarian architect and main organizer of the Pan-European Picnic.

  17. Tibor Kökény

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    Tibor Kökény
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1998
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Tibor Kökény is a Hungarian psychologist and yoga teacher of Yoga in Daily Life System.

  18. András Kertész

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    András Kertész
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Debrecen
    Studied in 1976-1981
    Occupations
    linguist
    Biography

    András Kertész is a Hungarian linguist, professor, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the philosophy of linguistics, theoretical linguistics and foundational problems of syntax, semantics and pragmatics. He works both in Hungary and around the world, and has published in English, German and Hungarian.

  19. Andor Kertész

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    Andor Kertész
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1929-1974 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    mathematicianfull professor
    Biography

    Andor Kertész was a Hungarian mathematician and professor of Mathematics at the Lajos Kossuth University (KLTE), Debrecen. Ha is the father of linguist András Kertész.