Happy Birthday, University of Pécs!
Monday, 17 September, 2018
Last year, a new tradition was established: adding a fleur-de-lis (Anjou-lily) figurine to the palette placed in the Senate room at the start of every academic year.
In 2017, the University of Pécs celebrated the 650th anniversary of its foundation in 1367 with many extraordinary events in the jubilee year. As a reminder of this great heritage, the unique artwork of Zsuzsa Tóth sculptor was placed on the floor of meeting room of the Senate. The work is a navy-blue surface decorated with golden fleur-de-lis figurines, in the memory of King Louis the Great. Each lily represents one year in the life of our institution. The 650th fleur-de-lis was placed on the artwork by Dr. József Bódis, the then rector of the University of Pécs, thereby establishing a tradition.
On 13 September 2018, at the Senate meeting, Dr. Attila Miseta rector placed the 651th fleur-de-lis in the Senate room. Happy 651th birthday, University of Pécs!