|▲ Professors and an ambassador who participated in this academic lecture|
On March 29th, there was a special lecture on the memory and intersection of Korean and Hungarian independence movements at Dankook University(DKU).
In memory of the 100th anniversary of the independence movement on March 1st, and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Hungary, the Hungarian ambassador, Mózes Csoma and President Chang Ho-sung the president of DKU, gave a congratulatory speech ahead of the lectures.
The first lecture was on the comparison of the Hungarian Revolution in 1848 and the March 1st Korean independence movement. By translating and reinterpreting an autobiography written by Hungarian revolutionary Kossuth Rajos, students were able to find connections between the Hungarian Revolution and the March 1st movement. Lastly, there was a lecture on how Hungary influenced Korea's independence movement in 20th century, and how they helped Korea also, in Europe. To conclude, lecturer shared their knowledge with others, presenting research results.
Every lecture showed that there were exchanges between Korea and Hungary in the past. Also, many Dankookians learned many aspects of Hungary which we did not know.