Structure

Departments and Centres of the Faculty of International and European Studies

 


Department of International Security Studies

The mission of the department is to offer education and training for current and prospective members of the security and defence sectors (the Hungarian Defence Forces, the Police, institutions of national security and members of the public administration) in Hungary in the field of international security and national defence policy. Based on a comprehensive approach to the international security studies discipline, members of the faculty address the military, political, societal, economic and environmental challenges to security in education.
 

Department of European Studies

The mission of the department is to educate and train internationally competitive experts with thorough theoretical and professional knowledge on the European Union who are able to pursue successful careers in public service, in EU institutions or in other international organizations. The Department of European Studies – that has a strong multidisciplinary character – is responsible for teaching and researching the various aspects of EU integration and it is firmly dedicated to the synergy of education and research.

Department of International Economics and Public Policy Studies

The mission of the department is to provide education and training for current and prospective members of the foreign and government services in public administration in the fields of international economics, foreign trade policies, as well as EU trade and financial policies. The Department of International Economics and Public Policy Studies has been founded upon a comprehensive approach to international economics, building on the synergies of disciplines bordering public policy, with a strong emphasis on political economy, policy analysis and public management applied to the problems of governmental administration.

Department of International Relations and Diplomacy

The mission of the department is to educate and train highly skilled professionals able to pursue a career in those institutions of public administration and foreign services that are connected to managing the foreign relations of Hungary in general and within international and EU institutions in particular. The department provides modern education and skill-based training at the faculty in the field of international relations in a multidisciplinary approach. In order to facilitate the effective first-hand transfer of experience-based knowledge and diplomatic skills, members of the department include practitioners from the foreign services diplomatic staff, international relations experts and researchers as well.

Department of International Law

The mission of the department is to provide education and training for members of public administration in those branches which work in an international environment either within the foreign services branch or in other sectoral fields, as well as Hungarian representatives and staff members of international organizations. The Department of International Law participates in education and research at the Faculty of International and European Studies both at Bachelor (BA/BSc) and Master (MA/MSc) levels through offering a combination of modern interactive education and cutting edge comparative research methodology in the field of international law, specifically regarding the law of the European Union and other international institutions, the law of war and peace, as well as humanitarian law, human rights and minority rights protection.

Department of European Public and Private Law

The mission of the department is to provide a deep insight and thorough understanding of the dual nature of European law in the education programs and research activities of the Faculty of International and European Studies. Examining the parallel but densely interconnected public and private dimensions of European law offers a unique set of knowledge and comparative skills even among Hungarian institutions of higher education. This contribution underpins the faculty’s overall effort to offer a complex view of European policies to our students, further enriching their professional knowledge.

Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies

Established in 1992, the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies (CSDS) is today among the top 10 most acknowledged think tanks in Eastern Central Europe in the field of strategic and defence studies. Its mission is to provide decision-makers with an appropriate and up-todate background analysis in the fields of security and defence policy and strategic planning, as well as observing and analyzing the relationship between the Hungarian Armed Forces and Hungarian society. Research fellows maintain primary relations with the Ministry of Defence, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ General Staff and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chinese Public Administration, Economy and Society Research Centre

The main goal of the Research Centre is to equip current and future public servants with accurate, up-to-date and practical knowledge of China. The Centre fulfils special demands through its educational, research, and government consultative work in the field of modern Sinology.