Hungary Issued Stamps on Centenaries of Educational Institutions

Magyar Posta issued two stamps on 22nd March 2012 to mark the centenaries of the \"\"foundation of two Hungarian educational institutions, the Puskás Tivadar Technical School of Telecommunications and the University of Debrecen. The buildings of the two institutions are shown on the stamps. The stamps were designed by graphic artist Eszter Domé and made by printing company Pénz-jegynyomda.

The Puskás Tivadar Technical School of Telecommunications evolved from the Technicians\’ Training School founded by the Royal Hungarian Post in 1912. 1912 is the year of the foundation of the University of Debrecen\’s predecessor, the Hungarian Royal University of Debreczen, but the roots of higher education in the city date back to the 16th century. The Reformed College of Debrecen was established in 1538. In 1921 the University adopted the name of a Hungarian statesman and former prime minister who used to study at the Reformed College and who died a martyr\’s death on 31 October 1918, thus becoming the Hungarian Royal István Tisza University of Debrecen.

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