Rector's Welcome

As the Acting Rector of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary I warmly welcome the visitors of our website.

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is a young university with a long history combining the traditions of Reformed education with an open-minded attitude towards professional renewal. While preserving and continuing the spirit and traditions of the long-established Reformed colleges of Sárospatak (1531), Pápa (1531), Debrecen (1538), Kolozsvár (1622) and Nagyenyed (1632) our objectives and tasks are, besides training theologians and pastors, to provide a wide range of Bachelor, Master and doctoral programmes as well as postgraduate specialisation programmes and tertiary vocational trainings in numerous disciplines, in several fields of studies.

With its more than 8,200 students, Károli Gáspár University is among the most popular higher education institutions in Hungary.

The long established and good community spirit of Károli provides a solid basis for the excellent cooperation among professors, non-academic staff members and students.

Our university places strong emphasis on Christian values, on supporting talent and small communities. Several research groups as well as colleges for advanced studies serve the quest for scientific excellence. The scientific and cooperation agreements concluded with universities in the neighbouring countries and with many others all over the world contribute to increasing the knowledge of our students. The study, research and sports achievements of our students as well as their responsibility for their communities expressed by their deeds are recognised by several university scholarships and honours.

Besides upholding the high quality of education, as a Christian university we provide additional support and services such as the Károli Mental Health Service that is available for our students in 365 days of the year.

In a Christian spirit and building on the centuries-old traditions of Reformed higher education, it is our aim to train professionals who possess Christian values, a solid knowledge and an open mind and who will cope with any situation that may arise in their lives.

On behalf of the lecturers and the whole staff of the university, I wish that you, our students, gain spiritual and intellectual wealth in the upcoming years at the university. Acquire as much knowledge and experience as possible, make friends, help your fellow students when working together, be strengthened in Christian values in order you could use all these for the benefit of the society and for yourselves throughout your life. With this in mind, I invite you to join this hard yet promising enterprise.

Prof. Dr. Ágnes Czine
Acting Rector