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Debrecen, the second largest town of Hungary, was always proud of higher education. The Reformed College of Debrecen was founded in 1538. According to historical records, by the end of the 18th century the College had five departments.

A great turn took place in 1908, when the Reformed Academy of Humanities was created. The College gave home to a wide array of higher education developments, which greatly contributed to the foundation of a Hungarian Royal University in 1912.


The centenary of Institution of the Hungarian Royal University will be celebrated in 2012. Many great and eminent events and programs are in the centenary event calendar. We would like to invite you to our event. DEocaching 2012 is a very big chance for geocachers and everybody, who want to get acquainted with geocaching, because the University of Debrecen welcomes all visitors between 9th and 11th March, 2012.

We welcome everybody

  • who doesn't know what is geocaching, but is interested in it;
  • who knows what is geocaching, but has never tried it before;
  • who has tried it, but doesn't do it usually;
  • who is professional in geocaching.

What does it mean?

We recommend our event for three groups of people.

For the group of the professionals many races in different categories are organised (power trail, adventure game, games with GPS, etc.) You may find more details under the menu 'Competition'.

We provide the opportunity for the students of the University and high schools of Debrecen to compete in small groups.

All people, who would like to familiarise themselves with geocaching and/or like to try it, can listen to presentations by guest speakers, who will tell the most important things of geocaching and their experiences of finding geocaches. After the presentations everybody can try the game and find geocache by the help of practiced cachers.

Last but not least, we will organise a litter picking and community clear up event CITO (Cache In Trash Out) with environmental activists and the inhabitants of Debrecen.


Proposed program:
 

Friday, 9th March 2012.
from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 6:00 p.m. GeoBeer in Debrecen (meeting with other cachers)
Location: Play Pub House, 4024 Debrecen, Batthyány u. 26.
Saturday, 10th March 2012.
from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Starting of the professional race
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
at 10:00 a.m. Starting of the Power Trail, publishing many new (freshly placed) caches
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. GPS Competition (games with GPS)
Location: the Campus of the University of Debrecen
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Discover the city (secret adventures in Debrecen)
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentations about geocaching (Presenters: Mikulás, MagPet, Taska1981)
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Starting of the amateur race
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Trial game (Introduction to geocaching)
Location: the square in front of the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. GeoBuffet
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Technical break, free time
Location: up to you
from 5:00 p.m. Surprise program:GeoBath
Location: Aquaticum
Sunday, 11th March 2012.
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony, awarding of the winners
Location: the Main Building of the University of Debrecen
from 11:00 a.m. CITO (Cache In Trash Out)
Location : the square in front of the Main Building of the University of Debrecen