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The university may significantly extend its premises thanks to a major donation of the government to the Reformed Church in Hungary
János Lázár, Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office and Bishop István Szabó, Ministerial President of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary signed a cooperation agreement regarding the ownership of the Károlyi-Csekonics Palace in Budapest. The government donated the renowned building to the Reformed Church to honour the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which will be commemorated in 2017.
The Reformed Church will subsequently hand over the building to Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, which will be used for educational and representative purposes as well. By the help of a new educational unit in the centre of Budapest, the flagship institution of Reformed higher education in Hungary will have the opportunity to extend its capacities, and welcome a record number of new students under fitting conditions.
Ministerial President of the Church Bishop Szabó (on the left) with Minister Lázár (on the right)
IAPCHE European Conference in the Netherlands with high level Károli representation
Rector of the university Prof. Dr. Péter Balla and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Dr. Enikő Sepsi took part in the conference of IAPCHE (International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education) held in the Netherlands on 12-15 April 2016. IAPCHE is a network of institutions and individuals worldwide, who are committed to advance Christian education.
The participating Christian lecturers and researchers in higher education explored the topic of vocation during the conference, where Rector Balla also gave a lecture under the title: ‘Vocation in the New Testament’.
Korean professor’s academic visit at Károli Gáspár University
Rector Balla (right) with Professor Kiho, accompanied by Associate Professor Nagy, coordinator of Korean cooperation and Mr Sümeghy, Head of the International Relations Office
In the framework of the International Credit Mobility programme Professor Yi Kiho from our partner institution Hanshin University (Seoul, South Korea) spent a week at Károli Gáspár University from 13th until 20th of March. The Korean professor, whose major field of expertise is political theory, could share the most important aspects of Korean society and modern history with the Hungarian students during his lectures, with special regard to the relationship between North and South Korea. The guest professor met the Rector of the university as well, and visited the International Relations Office to discuss further possibilities of cooperation between the two institutions.
Visit of the delegation of East China University of Political Science and Law
Dean Prof. Liu Ningyuan and Vice-Dean Prof. Li Yong from the International Law School of East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) visited Károli Gáspár University on 24 February 2016. ECUPL is a medium-sized Chinese university from Shanghai offering study programmes primarily in law, foreign languages, political science, economics and humanities. The Chinese institution would like to spread its network of international partners to the Central and Eastern European region as well, where Károli Gáspár University could be a potential partner. The delegation discussed the possibilities of future cooperation, such as exchange of students, professors and the organisation of a summer school, with the leadership of the Faculty of Law and the International Office.
The first, successfully concluded semester of the new exchange programme
In the framework of the new International Credit Mobility Programme (ICM) Ms Ye Rim Kim from the Handong Global University (a Christian university in Pohang, South Korea) had the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at Károli Gáspár University, as the first participant of this programme at our institution.
ICM, which is an expansion of the well-known Erasmus programme, with the participation of overseas and non-EU partner universities, was introduced in the autumn semester of the academic year of 2015/2016.
Ye Rim studied at the Faculty of Humanities, taking up classes of Literature, English and Psychology. During an interview taken with her, she shared with us that she had a really positive experience at Károli Gáspár University. She felt that she could fulfil her academic and personal goals during her exchange semester, could further develop her English skills and gain a more in-depth understanding of her major subjects.
The interview with Ye Rim and her summary on the new exchange programme and her time spent at our university can be found here: