News and Events
Educatio Higher Education Fair 2016
Attracting increasing interest, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary actively participated in the annual Educatio Fair held in Budapest on 21-23 January 2016. With almost 150 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors Educatio is the biggest higher education fair in Hungary. During the three-day long event a record number of visitors could be informed about the study offer of the university by our students, professors and co-workers at the centrally placed stand, where all four faculties were presented.
Jan Peter Balkenende’s guest lecture at the university
Professor Jan Peter Balkenende, the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, honorary doctor of Károli Gáspár University gave an English-language lecture at the Faculty of Theology under the title: ‘Towards a Sustainable Future: Values-based Entrepreneurship in a Time of Disruptive Change’ on 3 December 2015.
In his lecture, completed by anecdotes and his vast personal experiences, Professor Balkenende expressed his thoughts on the importance of sustainable development, the global challenges and issues our world has to face, the responsibility and social involvement of big companies, the role of universities and on representing Christian values today.
H.E. Gajus Scheltema, the Dutch Ambassador in Hungary attended the lecture as well, along with the Chairman and members of the Netherlands-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.
Károli Gáspár University is among the best universities of Hungary
The Faculty of Law of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary was ranked first in the category: ‘excellence of professors’ in the prestigious annual higher education ranking of the acknowledged Hungarian weekly business paper, HVG (Weekly Word Economics Magazine). The proportion of professors awarded with academic titles was the highest at the Faculty of Law of the University, compared to the law faculties of other institutions, and the number of students per professor was the lowest here as well.
Multiculturalism in Canada 2
The third Canadian Studies Conference entitled Multiculturalism in Canada 2 took place on November 20th, 2015 at the Faculty of Humanities.
Due to the success and the topicality of last year’s theme, multiculturalism, this year’s Canadian Studies Conference was focusing on the same theme again. Counsellor Michael Horler (Embassy of Canada), Canadian playwright and scriptwriter Jason Sherman, and Judit Molnár (University of Debrecen) delivered the keynote lectures, which were followed by Judit Kádár’s introduction of the Hungarian Network for Canadian Studies. The two parallel sessions held in the afternoon also included presentations by students as the Canada Center of the university finds supporting future Canadianists an important mission.
The traditional teacher training event hosted a presentation by our alumna, Viktória Sipos, who is a part-time lecturer at the Department of English Linguistics, and the workshop of the “Canada in the English Classroom” Research Group of Károli University. The conference was concluded with the screening of one of Jason Sherman’s films, We Were Children and this year, the introduction to the film was presented by Mr. Sherman himself.
The detailed program of the event can be found here: http://www.kre.hu/btk/images/doc/Conference_Nov_20_reszletes.pdf
Workshop on Education
in Central Europe
The workshop attended by recognised teacher trainers from Central Europe took place at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary on October 26-27th 2015. The event was organised on the initiative of Director Dr. Edit Bodonyi and the Teaching and Psychological Development Groups of the Teacher Training Centre of the University.
The main objective of the event was to learn about each other’s pedagogical practices and methods and to discuss the possible ways of future cooperation among the participating universities.
The pedagogical experts gave an account of the latest issues and problems in the field of pedagogy, explored the different educational and teacher training systems in Central Europe and compared the different teacher training methods in use in their home countries.