Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences

The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences was established in 2013. Currently, it is the only doctoral school specializing in the field of public administration in Hungary. The aim of the Doctoral School’s program is to provide postgraduate-level education to professionals (researchers and practitioners) working in the field public administration.

The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences focuses on 7 areas of research:

  • History of state and public administration
  • Jurisprudence
  • Public administration management and sociology
  • Economics
  • Political sciences and governance
  • International and European studies
  • Human resources in public administration

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

The organised training lasts 8 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 8th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 240 credit points in accordance with the following criteria:

Training term 1-4th semesters:

  • study obligations (min. 50 credits)
  • scientific research work (min. 70 credits)
  • holding lectures (max. 10 credits)

COMPLEX EXAM (20 credits can given)

Research term:

  • scientific research work (min. 70 credits)
  • holding lectures (max. 10 credits)
  • research of the dissertation (20 credits)

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a PhD degree in Public Administration Sciences. Besides providing top-quality postgraduate education to our students, the Doctoral School’s mission is to establish a national center of excellence for the research of public administration that meets the highest standards of the international scientific community.

Contact:
Head of the Doctoral School: Prof. Dr. Kiss György DSc
e-mail: kiss.gyorgy@uni-nke.hu
phone: +36 (1) 432-9000 / 20189
Coordinator: Éva Ale
phone: +36 (1) 432-9000 / 20197
e-mail: ale.eva@uni-nke.hu

Research topics for new applicants

  1. State and democracy: ancient Greek particularly regarding the history of the Roman Empire
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. Éva Jakab DSc
     
  2. History of protection of intellectual property rights’ protection
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. Éva Jakab DSc
     
  3. Institutions and legal basis for the supervision of public administration, basic issues and system of administrative jurisdiction, dogmatics concerning the administrative procedure
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. András Patyi PhD
     
  4. Present challenges of our company law, especially from the aspect of legislative amendments
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. Tekla Papp PhD
     
  5. System and hierarchy of fundamental rights; the collision of fundamental rights
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. György Kiss DSc
     
  6. Wettbewerbsrecht und Verbraucherschutzrecht in komplexer Betrachtung
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Lénárd Darázs PhD
     
  7. Regional dimensions of public administration; geostrategic studies and prognosis
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. István Tózsa PhD
     
  8. Role of locality in public service management; theory and practice of urban marketing
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. István Tózsa PhD
     
  9. Organizational development in governance
    Supervisor: Dr. Péter Koronváry PhD
     
  10. The EU budget
    Supervisor: Dr. Tamás Szemlér PhD
     
  11. The economics of EU common policies
    Supervisor: Dr. Tamás Szemlér PhD
     
  12. Regional integration
    Supervisor: Dr. Tamás Szemlér PhD
     
  13. Globalisation; Global risks
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Andrea Elekes PhD
     
  14. International trade and trade policy
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Andrea Elekes PhD
     
  15. State administration in comparative perspective
    Supervisor: Dr. István Temesi PhD
     
  16. Euroscepticism, future scenarios, multi-speed Europe and differentiated integration in the European Union
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Boglárka Koller PhD
     
  17. Challenges of identity, migration and multiculturalism in the European Union
    Supervisor: Dr. habil. Boglárka Koller PhD
     
  18. Open innovation and agility for successful governance in the age of digitalization
    Supervisor: Prof. dr. Magdolna Csath DSc