On the sidelines of a working visit to Hungary, President Elbegdorj solemnly inaugurates the Research Center for Mongolian studies at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest.
Eotvos Lorand is one of the oldest universities in the country and was founded by the archbishop Peter Pazmany in 1635 in the city of Nagyszombat. The university has eight faculties including Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Faculty of Special Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Elementary and Nursery School Teachers' Training and Faculty of Science.
Eotvos Lorand has a total of 26 thousand students and over 7000 students graduate from the university in 130 different programs annually. The Department of Mongolian and Inner-Asian Studies at the Eotvos Lorand University is 70 years old.
Mongolia has been widely studied and discussed in the Department of Mongolian and Inner-Asian Studies. During his visit to Eotvos Lorand University, President Elbegdorj awarded with the Order of Polar Star of Mongolia to the scientists and teachers of the University for their contribution and effort to Mongolian studies. Moreover, two students of the University were awarded the Government Scholarship of Mongolia and a total of 15 thousand euros were given to the University from the Government of Mongolia to support activity of the Research Center for Mongolian studies.