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Corvinus University of Budapest

Corvinus University of Budapest

Fővám tér 9., Budapest, 1093, Hungary

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WE 06:00 – 22:00
TH 06:00 – 22:00
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Description Corvinus University of Budapest is a university in Budapest, Hungary. Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university oriented towards education. The university admits 14,000 students, offering educational programmes in business administration, economics, and social sciences.Corvinus University accepts students at six faculties and offer courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level in specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, French or German.The academic rankings of the universities’ prestige, professional and social acceptability are measured regularly. The University was listed in the top 50 in the Financial Times European Masters in Management rankings, and was the first Hungarian university mentioned among the best in the area of agriculture.Ministers of finance, chairmen of the National Bank of Hungary and prime ministers studied at Corvinus.HistoryIn 1846, József Industrial School opened its gates with departments for economics and trade for upper grade students. The immediate forerunner of the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Faculty of Economics of the Royal Hungarian University, was established in 1920. The faculty was an independent organization that was granted the same status as faculties of other universities.In 1934, the faculty was merged with other institutions including the University of Technology to form the Hungarian Royal Palatine Joseph University of Technology and Economics. Modern economist training began in 1948, when the Hungarian University of Economics was established as a separate universitas. Since then, the institution has undergone multiple name changes. In 1953 it was renamed Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences. In 1990 the political system changed in Hungary. After 43 years democratic and free parliamentary elections were held. Following that the name of the university was changed to the University of Economics of Budapest.

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