Detailed research topics for new applicants (2016)


The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on the questions of military science regarding the activities of the defence sphere. This includes a wide spectrum of research fields from military history through security theories, defence administration to national security.

Although the doctoral programme of the School is primarily based on certain accredited MSc programmes of the National University of Public Service, the law on higher education enables the admission of graduates of other universities and with a scientific background related to military sciences.

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences focuses on 8 areas of research:
- Security Studies
- Sociological Issues of Defence
- General Theory of Military Science
- Theory of Defense Management
- Theory of Military Arts
- Defence Logistics and Defence Economy
- National Security and Law Enforcement
- Defence Informatics and Communication Theory"

The training of the Doctoral School is available in the following forms:
• organised training
- full-time training (funded by scholarship or individually through tuition fee)
- part-time (funded individually through tuition fee)
- individual training (funded individually through tuition fee)
• individual preparation

In general, the language used in the doctoral training is Hungarian, however, in case of foreign citizens English language training is also available. The training lasts 6 semesters and applies the system of credit points. In order to successfully end their training and receive their leaving certificate (absolutory) by the end of the 6th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 180 credit points in accordance with the following criteria:
- study obligations (min. 50 credits)
- scientific research work (min. 120 credits)
- holding lectures (max. 10 credits)

The Doctoral School is in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the Hungarian Defense Forces and with other organisations (e.g. the Hungarian Association of Military Science) which participate in researches related to military sciences.
The international scientific recognition of Doctoral School can be most easily demonstrated by the fact that the number of foreign students is increasing year after year. In recent years foreign students who have successfully ended their PhD studies came from France, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United States.

Contact:
Head of the Doctoral School: Prof Dr. (Col.) Tamás Csikány, DSc
e-mail: Csikany.Tamas@uni-nke.hu
Coordinator: Petra Dukai
phone: +36 (1) 432-9000 / 29286
e-mail: Dukai.Petra@uni-nke.hu



Research topics for new applicants (2016)


1. SECURITY STUDIES

Head of the research field: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc

  1. The Theoretical and Practical Questions of Security Policy
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ferenc Gazdag DSc
     
  2. Global Security Risks
    Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD
     
  3. The European Union's Common Foreign, Security and Defense Policy
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ferenc Gazdag DSc
                          Dr. habil. Anna Molnár PhD
     
  4. The New Tasks of NATO’s Collective Defence
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc
     
  5. The International Trends of Defence Policy and its Domestic Materialization
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc
     
  6. The Effect of Military Operations on Human Security
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zoltán Szenes CSc
     
  7. Regional Security
    Supervisor: Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa PhD (Middle East)
    Dr. Péter Tálas CSc (Balkan)
     
  8. Arms Control- Disarmament and Security
    Supervisor: Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa PhD
     
  9. Security Policy Aspects of Terrorism
    Supervisor: Dr. Péter Tálas CSc

 

2. SOCIOLOGICAL ISSUES OF DEFENCE

Head of the research field: Dr. habil. Ildikó Szelei PhD

  1. The Hungarian CIMIC’s and PSYOPS’s Capacity Building and Operation Characteristics and the Challenges of Running Them
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zoltán László Kiss PhD
     
  2. The Theory of War in Religions and in Holy Scripts
    Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD
     
  3. The Vatican’s Diplomacy in Relation with War and Crisis Management.
    Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD
     
  4. The History of the Camp Chaplaincies, Their Legislation and Structure
    Supervisor: Dr. Lóránd Ujházi PhD
     
  5. Leadership Aspects of Crisis Response Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. László Ujházy PhD

3. THE THEORY OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Head of the research field: Dr. Forgács Balázs PhD

  1. The Possible Directions of the Development of Military Science and the Connection between Military Affairs and Politics in Democratic Societies
    Supervisor: Dr. György Szternák CSc
                                      
  2. The Appearance of War and Armed Struggle in Military Science and in Current Military Conflicts
    Supervisor: Dr. József Lajos Németh PhD
     
  3. The Naval Features of the Theory and Practical Sides of the Multi-national Joint Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD
     
  4. Operational Environment in the 21st century, the Connection between Human Environment and Military Force during the Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. Gábor Boldizsár PhD
     
  5. State-building Military Tasks, Primarily in the Administrative, Economic and Security Dimensions
    Supervisor: Dr. Gábor Boldizsár PhD
     
  6. Theory and Practice of Allied Joint Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD
     
  7. Place and Role of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Allied Joint Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD

4. THE THEORY OF MILITARY ART

Head of the research field: Dr. habil. Zoltán Krajnc

  1. The Theory and Practice of Naval Warfare
    Supervisor: Dr. Ferenc Kaiser PhD
     
  2. Operations Led by International Organizations-in Particular their Experience of Technical Support
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. József Padányi
     
  3. Employment (Tactics) of Air Power Forces in Military and Peace Operations
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Krajnc
     
  4. Concept and Strategic Vision of Air Forces of the Hungarian Defence Forces, Main Issue of Command and Control of Air Power, Contribution to Joint Operations and Joint Fire Support
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Krajnc
     
  5. Main Issue of Air/Land Integration: Coordination of Air and Land Operations in Modern Warfare
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Zoltán Krajnc
     
  6. Defence Geography of Regional Zones
    Supervisor: Dr. Klára Kecskeméthy Siposné
     
  7. Security Geography of Crisis Regions
    Supervisor: Dr. Klára Kecskeméthy Siposné
     
  8. Theory and practice of Allied Joint Operations; place and role of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Allied Joint Operations; theory and practice of operational planning for article 5. national defence and non-article 5 crisis response operations
    Supervisor: Dr. Zoltán Jobbágy PhD
     
  9. Challenges of engineer support in the 21st century, features and possibilities of infrastructural engineering tasks of the HDF
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. László Kovács PhD
                                   Dr. habil. Kovács Tibor PhD

5. DEFENSE LOGISTICS, DEFENCE ECONOMY AND THE THEORY OF DEFENCE MANAGEMENT

Head of the research field: Dr. József Gyarmati PhD


  1. The National Defense System. The Place and Role of Defense Management in the System of Home Defence
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. László Lakatos PhD
     
  2. NGOs and Defence Management
    Supervisor: Dr. László Ujházy



 

6. NATIONAL SECURITY

Head of the research field: Dr. habil. Resperger István PhD

  1. Narcoterrorism
    Supervisor: Dr. Bebesi Zoltán PhD

7. THE THEORY OF DEFENCE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

Head of the research field: Dr. Károly Fekete PhD

  1. All-source Intelligence
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. László Kovács PhD
Last updated: 07.09.2016