Scientific Students' Association Conference 2019

Call for papers for the Scientific Students' Association Conference, Autumn 2019

Brief description of 'TDK' (Tudományos Diákkör – Scientific Student's Association):

The scientific activity of university and college students – the scientific students' associations movement – represents such traditions which, during changing times and ongoing discussions, were still able to exercise an influence according to its basic goal and could always demonstrate values. The basis of the activities of scientific students' associations is the student–professor relationship which, by surpassing the obligatory curriculum, offers possibilities for students already pursuing independent research work during their undergraduate studies. They can become acquainted with research methods and means in detail and acquire additional knowledge beyond their obligatory curriculum. This may contribute to the successful beginning of a scientific career on one hand; on the other hand, it gives a possibility for the professors and researchers to better evaluate the knowledge of students in a given subject and their ability for its practical application and thus for a better selection of PhD students.

The Scientific Students' Association Conference (referred to as 'TDK' in the followings) will be held on the 20th of November 2019 on the Faculties of Szent István University.


  • Date of registration and abstract submission: 30th September 2019; 16:00 CET.
  • Submission of data handling statement: 30th September 2019; 16:00 CET.
  • Submission of the dissertation: 28th October 2019; 16:00 CET
  • Date of the conference: 20th November 2019

Registration for the conference is done through the NEPTUN System. Submission of the abstracts should be sent to the following email address by the given deadline: in WORD (.doc or .docx) format. Editing of the abstracts should strictly follow the attached guidelines ( Abstracts sent after the deadline will not be accepted and considered for publishing. The filled and printed data handling statement should be signed both by the student and the supervisor(s), and submitted at the administration office of the Institute of Animal Husbandry (room number: 1096; Erzsébet Bényi).

The submitted paper should be edited according to the following guidelines: (in Hungarian)

Key elements of the guideline document:

  • Max. file size: 10MB
  • Font: Times New Roman 12 pt; spacing: 1,5; margin 2,5 cm all sides
  • Length: min. 30 pages, max. 50 pages
  • Citation should follow the Harvard system
  • The paper should be structured in the following way: Title Page, Introduction, Aims of the study, Literature review, Materials and Methods, Results and discussion, Summary, References cited, Acknowledgement.
  • Figure and tables should be numbered and cited in the text.
  • The Title Page should cover the following information: Institution, Faculty, Title of the paper, author(s), supervisor(s), location (Gödöllő), year.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The 17th National Higher Education Student Conference for Environmental Sciences ('OFKD_2020' in Hungarian) will be held at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Szent István University in Gödöllő between the 6th and 7th of April 2020. The prerequisite for participation at OFKD_2020 is to have a dissertation that has passed through earlier any kind of evaluation process. For this purpose, the 'TDK' conference in 2019 autumn is a good opportunity. We are encouraging all students to consider to participate on both scientific events, as they are both official scientific conferences.

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