Our university is a young and dynamic institution with rapidly developing international relations. It is a strategic aim of Károli University to further deepen and widen our network of international cooperation.
Today, the university maintains bilateral contacts and cooperation agreements with almost 130 institutions of higher education from 35 countries in the world. Our partners are mostly European but we also have cooperation agreements with universities in Colombia, Japan, Korea and the USA. Cooperation agreements cover student and teacher exchange schemes, joint research and publication, as well as organising and providing courses for students.
Within Europe, the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union plays a significant role in the cross-border cooperation while the university is also a member of the regional CEEPUS mobility programme. It also joined the new International Credit Mobility programme of the European Union, receiving exchange students from overseas universities. Furthermore, in the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum programme launched by the Government of Hungary, thousands of students from all around the world can apply to Hungarian higher education institutions, including Károli Gáspár University as well.
As a Christian university, Károli University actively seeks contact and cooperation with other Christian institutions of higher education. As a result, we have joined the IAPCHE (International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education) and the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) as an international affiliate. We are also a member of the Refo500 international network that prepares for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
On the 18th of September Rector Prof. Dr. Péter Balla – among representatives of other universities – in the framework of a signing ceremony has formally signed the Magna Charta Universitatum in Bologna. Thus Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary has joined the international higher-educational organisation, counting almost 800 members in more than 80 countries.