Budapest - the Pearl of the Danub
Some fall in love with the city at first sight, others become devotees of Budapest only after a longer period of discovery; but all agree that it is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. It is considered to be one of the most vibrant and wonderful cities in Europe where the charm of old times and the characteristics of cosmopolitan living are blended. The broad Danube runs through the middle of this metropolis of two million, dividing the hilly Buda from the low-lying Pest. The riverside panorama has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. To understand why, you just have to see the Castle District and the embankment at night, beautifully illuminated.
Besides, Budapest is not only the heart of Hungary, this impulsive and growing country, but is also in the centre of Central-Eastern Europe. A good starting point for travelling, trade, business, and a lot more. Since Hungary joined the EU in 2004, the Central-Eastern Europeanregion becomes increasingly important.
Corvinus University of Budapest
Corvinus University of Budapest was and still is the best institution of its kind in Hungary and also in the region. It is today an internationally recognized institution in the areas of both education and research. Operating with seven faculties the University provides Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in the areas of economics, business, public administration, horticultural science, food science, landscape architecture and social sciences.
The EMPA program is focused on the comparative analysis of questions of public administration, public policy and public management in different (EU and non-EU) European countries in the context of processes of internationalization, Europeanization and European integration. The program is designed to provide a comparative understanding of public sector structures, policies and processes in different European countries, as well as a methodology for analyzing and dealing with different structures and processes of public sector management, guidance and control.
The main feature of the EMPA-Budapest program is that it offers a structure of core and elective courses which focuses on Hungarian and Central European characteristics. This strategy provides detailed information for different approaches and questions regarding our public policies.
Students enrolled to the MSc in Public Policy and Management (120 ECTS) offered by the Faculty of Economics can complete the EMPA-Budapest program in the second year of the MSc program, since equivalency between EMPA and selected MSc courses is given.
The courses are taught in English.Programme website
Prof. Mihály H?gye
Prof. György Jenei
Center for Public Affairs Studies
Corvinus University of Budapest
F?vám tér 8.
1093 Budapest, HUNGARY
Tel +361 218 8197
Fax +361 218 1466
- Corvinus University can host 10 (max. 15) students per year from the partner universities.
- Information on practicalities can be seen here.
- Students are free to choose whether they come during the first or second semester.
- There are no specific requirements, students should fulfil (since English is the main teaching language, students should be able to aptly follow classes).
- Electronic Mobility system in which the students have to be nominated by the coordinators of the home institution.
- Contact person:
Mrs. Erzsebet Veres (International office),