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The University was founded in 1948 and it was called as Hungarian University of Economic Sciences. Before the mentioned date, they taught economics in Budapest only at a faculty as part of the Royal Hungarian University.

In 1953, the institution received a new name after Karl Marx. In the ’60s, the management and the professors decided to change the education rules and started teaching the market-orientated economics, too. One decade later, radical reforms took place at the University.

In 1991, after the fall of the Hungarian communist regime, the institution had a new name – Budapest University of Economic Sciences – until 2000, when the integration of new faculties such as the Faculty of Public Administration ended.

The Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration was transformed to Corvinus Universityof Budapest finally in 2004 when the former University of Horticulture joined the institution.

In 2005, construction of a new building began and the Facutly of Social Sciences hopefully can move to its new campus in September, 2007.


The University has seven faculties

  • Faculty of Business Administration

  • Faculty of Economics

  • Faculty of Food Science

  • Faculty of Horticulture

  • Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Protection and Development

  • Faculty of Public Administration and

  • Faculty of Social Sciences.

Studying at Corvinus

Students who apply here have the possibility to choose between hundreds of courses and they have the chance to become succesful economists, sociologists or experts of international relations, among others.

Compared to other higher-education institutions in Hungary, Corvinus can be proud of its results: it has the best sociological and international relations expert educating structure in the country.

Possibilities for students

As Corvinus University participates in Erasmus and other scholarship programs, every year, there are hundreds of foreign students who travel to Budapest to study in the institution and there are hundreds of Hungarians who travel abroad to study semesters in partner schools.

There are numerous student organizations – such as AEGEE, AIESEC, TEK, SZISZ or Hungarian UN Model Student Association – for those who would like to be prepared for their job with different types of knowledge, would like to take part in international cooperations or tenders.


A foreign language department, a language exam center, a library, a building fully-equiped with computers and WiFi (also, it can be used everywhere in the main building) help students with studying and having the necessary information in our modern century.

There are also sport facilities and magazines issued by Corvinus to publish ideas and views.

Parties & discos

For the freshmen, the organization of students who care about the new ones (called in Hungarian ’Öcsi’) sets up every year a nice ball and after a big party to celebrate the beginning of their university life.

Don’t forget about ’Felező buli’ which is a gathering for those who are over the half of their university studies and the ’Közgáz Pince’ which is situated under the main building and offers parties, dance, music, drinks, karaoke for students.


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