Orientation Week for new international students

The Orientation Week for recently arrived international students was held between 5-9 September.

78 students representing 18 countries from three continents (Asia, Europe and North America) participated in the event.  Besides the necessary enrolment administration to start studying at Károli Gáspár Universty, the Orientation Week included lectures about Hungarian history, language, customs and behaviour, a Budapest sightseeing tour, and an international lunch where the participating students prepared their national dish.

One of the highlights of the week was the presentation contest of the international students about various aspects of Hungarian life and culture.

We wish all our incoming students a very successful and pleasant stay at KRE!

Record number of fresh students


Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary started the new academic year with a record number of fresh students.

All in all 2 750 students were admitted for the academic year of 2015/2016, which means that 309 more students can start their studies at Károli University than the year before.

Since 2008, the number of fresh students admitted to the University has been continuously growing: their number has more than tripled during the last 7 years.

Signing the Magna Charta Universitatum

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.

Magna Charta Universitatum, the charter supporting the autonomy of higher education institutions and academic freedom, and its executive organisation were established in Bologna 1988, celebrating the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna.

Photo: http://www.magna-charta.org/


Summary of the Hungarobox Project

The two-year long Hungarobox Learning Partnership project has been successfully concluded. The project brought together five institutions from Finland, Estonia, Germany, Hungary and Italy, each of them dealing with adult education and the teaching of Hungarian as a foreign language. Hungary was represented by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary in the project.

The main goal of the project was to share and change experience and good practices among the partner organisations, especially in the field of teaching vocabulary, lexicography and terminology and to get acquainted with other educational institutions’ practices.

In the framework of the international cooperation a multilingual online glossary has been prepared as well, containing commonly used vocabulary and expressions of the topic of Information Communication and Technology in the languages of the partners, combined with an exercise package. In addition to partner meetings, workshops and seminars for teachers of Hungarian have been organised as well.

All achievements of the project will be available on the webpage of Hungarobox soon:  www.hungarobox.eu