The Department of International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest is the longest-standing institution in the field of international political studies in Hungary. The history of its predecessors dates back to 1965, and since then it has been present with market-leading programs in the Hungarian higher education.
The education and research profile of our department is diverse and multidisciplinary, covering the fields of History, (International) Law, (International) Political Science, Security Policy, as well as European, Civilization and Regional Studies. Our staff is mainly involved in undergraduate, postgraduate and basic social science training, and they teach some subjects in basic economics training.
The Department of International Relations is home to several of the university’s most popular programs, including International Studies in Hungarian and English on undergraduate level and the graduate program in International Studies in English. Furthermore, our colleagues contribute to the training offered by the International Relations Multidisciplinary Doctoral School.
Research programs in recent years have focused on exploring new features of the post-Cold War international system. Two main areas can be highlighted: one is the relationship between globalization, integration and the territorial state (nation-state); the other is the relationship between civilizations, cultures and the international system.
There are two online journals hosted by our department: the Corvinus Journal of International Affairs (Cojourn) and the Grotius scientific journal, which publishes electronic monographs and study volumes in addition to the electronic version.