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 (Head: Dr. HORVÁTH Attila PhD)
  • Legal studies (Heads: Dr. PATYI András PhD, Dr. PAPP Tekla PhD)
  • Public administration management and sociology (Head: Prof. Dr. TÓZSA István PhD)
  • Economics (Head: Dr. HALMAI Péter DSc)
  • Public governance (Head: Dr. HALÁSZ Iván PhD)
  • International and European studies (Head: Dr. KOLLER Boglárka PhD)
  • Human resources in public administration (Head: KISS György DSc)

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.

Please use this sample for your research proposal.

Research topics for new applicants

  1. State and democracy: ancient Greece (particularly regarding the history of the Roman Empire)
    Supervisor: Dr. JAKAB Éva DSc
     
  2. History of intellectual property rights’ protection
    Supervisor: Dr. JAKAB Éva 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: Dr. PATYI András PhD
     
  4. Present challenges of our  company  law,  especially  in  the  aspect  of  legislative amendments
    Supervisor: Dr. PAPP Tekla PhD
     
  5. System and hierarchy of fundamental rights; collision of fundamental rights
    Supervisor: Dr. KISS György DSc
     
  6. Regional dimensions of public administration; geostrategic studies and prognosis
    Supervisor: Dr. TÓZSA István PhD
     
  7. Role of locality in public service management; theory and practice of urban marketing
    Supervisor: Dr. TÓZSA István PhD
     
  8. Organizational development in governance
    Supervisor: Dr. Koronváry Péter PhD
     
  9. The EU budget
    Supervisor: Dr. Szemlér Tamás PhD
     
  10. The economics of EU common policies
    Supervisor: Dr. Szemlér Tamás PhD
     
  11. Regional integration
    Supervisor: Dr. Szemlér Tamás PhD
     
  12. State administration in comparative perspective
    Supervisor: Dr. Temesi István PhD
     
  13. Euroscepticism, future scenarios, multi-speed Europe and differentiated integration in the European Union
    Supervisor: Dr. Koller Boglárka PhD
     
  14. Challenges of identity, migration and multiculturalism in the European Union
    Supervisor: Dr. Koller Boglárka PhD
     
  15. Efficiency Issues in the State System – the Efficient State
    Supervisor: Dr. Bordás Mária PhD
     
  16. Cross-border Governance – Challenges and Opportunities of Territorial Cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe
    Supervisor: Dr. Fejes Zsuzsanna PhD
     
  17. Political Discourse Analysis
    Supervisor: Jakusné Dr. Harnos Éva PhD
     
  18. The political and security challenges of Africa in the 21st century
    Supervisor: Dr. Marsai Viktor PhD
     
  19. Language right, language policy
    Supervisor: Dr. Nagy Noémi PhD
     
  20. The changing power relations in the Middle East
    Supervisor: Dr. Nagyné Rózsa Erzsébet PhD
     
  21. Implementation powers on EU level and cooperation models in direct (and indirect implementation) of EU norms
    Supervisor: Dr. Szegedi László PhD
     
  22. The role and status of European agencies
    Supervisor: Dr. Szegedi László PhD
     
  23. Impact of faith communities on the state and public policies
    Supervisor: Dr. Téglási András PhD
     
  24. Self-governance as an organization, public tasks and finances
    Supervisor: Dr. Vértesy László PhD
     
  25. Financial Law and Administration in the Modern Era
    Supervisor: Dr. Vértesy László PhD
     
  26. Financial Governance in the 21st Century
    Supervisor: Dr. Vértesy László PhD
     
  27. International protection of human rights and identity issues
    Supervisor: Dr. Vizi Balázs PhD

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

Regulations:

University Doctoral Regulation

Curriculum of the Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences 2019

Study and Examination Regulations

Formal requirements of dissertation