Károli Gáspár University
of the Reformed Church
H-1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9.
The legal predecessor of our University was the Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, founded in 1855, and granted University status by the Hungarian Parliament in 1990. In 1993, the General Assembly of the Reformed Church in Hungary took the decision to establish a multifaculty University. In establishing our University, the General Assembly decided to set up international cooperation programmes with Western-European (especially Dutch and Belgian), American and Japanese higher education institutions.
Our primary aims are:
• to offer diversified, multi-level, broadly-based, high-level education in conformity with the intellectual heritage of the Reformed Church;
• to guarantee educational facilities for students and to assist in the development of their academic potential;
• to follow the tradition of many centuries of Protestant and Hungarian higher education;
• to serve the development of Church and Nation, through educational and academic activity carried out in the spirit of an universitas scientiarum.
• Faculty of Theology
• Faculty of Teacher Training
• Faculty of Humanities
• Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
Dear Incoming Erasmus students,
The International Department of Károli Gáspár University is pleased to inform you that new students wishing to apply for a study period at our university during the academic year 2013-2014, through the LLP Erasmus program can register only with Mobility Online.
The online application system is available for Spring semester 2014 from 10 November 2013.
Application deadline: 15 January 2014.
If you have any questions or request, please do not hesitate to contact us!
KRE Semester Calendar 2013/2014
THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND AND KÁROLI GÁSPÁR UNIVERSITY OF THE
REFORMED CHURCH IN HUNGARY
cordially invite you to an Irish Cultural Day.
Listen to lectures on Irish culture, enjoy authentic Irish music and learn Irish folk dances with us!
Date and venue:
Friday, 26th April, between 2 and 6 pm at Károli Gáspár University
(4 Reviczky utca, 8th District, Budapest; 1st Floor, Ceremony Hall)
Details of the program are attached. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Our team of three law students has returned from Vienna where they represented the University in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot („the Moot”). This year, 290 law schools participated in the Moot from 62 countries. The competition commenced in October – the writing phase of the Moot was over in January, and the oral hearings took place in Vienna in the spring, the week before Easter. Our students succesfully handled the challenges during the four simulation hearings that they participated in, each lasting for 1,5-2 hours before panels of three international commercial arbitrators. Our opponents were the University of Miami from the United States, the Russian Academy of Justice from Moscow, the famous Brooklyn Law School from America, and the Law Society of Ireland. The subject matter and procedure of the competition is placed in the fifth-year course „The Law of International Economic Relations” in the law curriculum (international sales law and international commercial arbitration).
The week-long oral phase of the Moot was made even more colorful by professional and social events. The Moot commenced as the The 2013 Károli Pre-Moot Sessions, organized by the Faculty of Law, came to an end.
The Faculty was represented by Marianna Balogh, Balázs Szvetlov and Balázs Timár, all full-time students of law in their fourth or fifth year of legal studies. Coaching, which lasted during the entire academic year, was provided by associate professors Dr. Gábor Palásti (Department of European Law and International Law) and Dr. Ádám Boóc (Department of Civil Law and Roman Law). During the stay in Vienna, additional professional instructions were offered by associate professor Dr. Anikó Grad-Gyenge, deputy head of the Department of Civil Law and Roman Law.
While hereby congratulating the participants to the Moot, we also express out thanks to the University and Faculty for the financial, administrative and professional support.
Dr. Gábor Palásti, associate professor, Department of European Law and International Law
The Faculty of Law of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church hosted an international competition designed for law students, called a moot court, between 18-20 March 2013. The language of the moot court, which was called "The 2013 Károli Pre-Moot Sessions" was English. Competing teams came from the University of Oxford, Northwestern University from Chicago, Centre for Transnational Legal Studies from London, the Pontifical Catholic University, Sao Paolo, from Brazil, and the host Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church. However, the students’ countries of origin displayed an even more colorful picture, since the teams from The United Kingdom and The United States had students from China, Korea, Canada and Germany.
“It was our pleasure to host the foreign students. We were proud to see that law students visited us from such distant locations as Brazil or the United States, representing such renowned universities world-wide as the University of Oxford” – said Dr. Péter Antalóczy, dean of the Faculty of Law.
The three-day event was completed with an international student conference, where students from participating countries described their own systems of legal higher education. The comparison of the different models of legal higher education (American, Brazilian, UK and Hungarian) provided an opportunity to come to interesting conclusions regarding the contents of the law curriculum, its duration, admission requirements, tuition or the employment opportunities of fresh law graduates. The system that appeared to be the closest to the Hungarian one was from Brazil, where legal higher education is also a five-year undivided degree program based upon civil law traditions.
Additional social programs – such as an opening reception, sightseeing, museum visit, spa-experience, wine tasting with lecture – made the Pre-Moot even more enjoyable.
Dr. Gábor Palásti, associate professor, chief organizer of The 2013 Károli Pre-Moot Sessions