News and Events
Summary of the Hungarobox Project
The two-year long Hungarobox Learning Partnership project has been successfully concluded. The project brought together five institutions from Finland, Estonia, Germany, Hungary and Italy, each of them dealing with adult education and the teaching of Hungarian as a foreign language. Hungary was represented by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary in the project.
The main goal of the project was to share and change experience and good practices among the partner organisations, especially in the field of teaching vocabulary, lexicography and terminology and to get acquainted with other educational institutions’ practices.
In the framework of the international cooperation a multilingual online glossary has been prepared as well, containing commonly used vocabulary and expressions of the topic of Information Communication and Technology in the languages of the partners, combined with an exercise package. In addition to partner meetings, workshops and seminars for teachers of Hungarian have been organised as well.
All achievements of the project will be available on the webpage of Hungarobox soon: www.hungarobox.eu
Signing the Magna Charta Universitatum
On the 18th of September Rector Prof. Dr. Péter Balla – among representatives of other universities – in the framework of a signing ceremony has formally signed the Magna Charta Universitatum in Bologna. Thus Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary has joined the international higher-educational organisation, counting almost 800 members in more than 80 countries.
Magna Charta Universitatum, the charter supporting the autonomy of higher education institutions and academic freedom, and its executive organisation were established in Bologna 1988, celebrating the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna.
Record number of fresh students
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary started the new academic year with a record number of fresh students.
All in all 2 750 students were admitted for the academic year of 2015/2016, which means that 309 more students can start their studies at Károli University than the year before.
Since 2008, the number of fresh students admitted to the University has been continuously growing: their number has more than tripled during the last 7 years.
Academic and spiritual
field trip in France
The spiritual pastor of the Faculty of Theology of the university organised a two-week-long field trip for theologians and religious education teachers in July 2015.
During their journey the 44 participants visited the following twelve famous cathedrals of France: Strasbourg, Metz, Verdun, Reims, Soissons, Noyon, Amiens, Párizs, Mont-Saint-Michel, Évry, Chartres and Ronchamp. They followed the course of church architecture from the roots of early Christianity, Romanesque and Gothic art through the Renaissance and Baroque to the contemporary and modern buildings. Each of the twelve cathedrals had really special characteristics, which made them rightfully famous.
For the group of Reformed Protestant pastors, theologians and laymen, it was a special highlight of the journey when they visited the church in Noyon, where Calvin had served as an altar-boy. They also saw the place where Calvin grew up and the museum of the town which is dedicated to the memory of Jean Calvin.
The academic nature of the field trip was fulfilled through the presentations held by students and others, literary extracts and music. The spiritual nature was enhanced through the devotions and reading sessions held by pastors and theologians, that occasionally could take place in famous cathedrals, combined with collective singing.
This trip was a great opportunity for building community: on the one hand to experience the hospitality of the French host congregations, on the other hand in the special atmosphere of the camping where a professor of theology, a student, a family member, a pastor and a relative could easily sit together. It was an uplifting experience of the miracle of God’s love.
Student of Károli won gold-medal at the European Fencing Championships
Photo: MTI-Hungarian Press Agency
Áron Szilágyi, psychology student of our university, Olympic champion of London, struck gold in men’s individual sabre fencing at the European Fencing Championships in Montreux, Switzerland on 8 June 2015.
We express our sincere congratulations!