The President of Calvin University, Wiebe Boer, Professor Brian Cawley, Accompanying Teacher of the Calvin Study Abroad Program, and Brian Diemer, former coach of Calvin University and bronze medalist of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, were received by Rector László Trócsányi at the Károlyi-Csekonics Palace on August 28. The meeting was attended by Péter Balla, Vice Rector for Religious Affairs, Géza Horváth, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Judit Nagy, Vice Dean for International Affairs, Zoltán Literáty, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Gábor Lányi, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Gábor Szalai, Director of International Relations and Gyula Csáki-Hatalovics, Director-General for Economic Affairs.
The meeting focused on the existing relations between Károli and Calvin University, the prospects for joint research, cooperation in the field of joint course delivery and training programmes, joint funding opportunities, the organisation of conferences, and the further strengthening of the student exchange programme.
Since 1993, our university has been affiliated with Calvin University (formerly Calvin College), a long-established Reformed university in Michigan. The relationship, which began with the establishment of the English Department in 1993, was formalised by the two institutions in 2003.
Thanks to an agreement between the two Reformed institutions, a group of students from Calvin University comes to our university in the autumn semester of each academic year to take classes taught in English at the university during the semester. Until 2019, Calvin students were eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend a three-week intensive language course at Calvin University. During the recent visit, the reorganisation of this programme was also on the agenda.
There have already been several exchanges between the two institutions, and our university has successfully applied for mobility with Calvin University five times under the Erasmus+ KA 107 programme.