Welcome to the website of the Institute for International, Political and Regional Studies. Our institute was established on February 1, 2020 with the establishment of the new university organizational structure. Within the Institute, four departments will continue their activities following the termination of the faculty structure: the Department of Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and Sustainable Development (GEO), the Department of International Relations, the Department of Political Science and the Department of World Economics. Our institute currently provides two Hungarian and one English-language undergraduate program, four Hungarian-language and three English-language masters, and we are proud of the two Doctoral Schools (Multidisciplinary Doctoral School of International Relations and Doctoral School of Political Science) affiliated with us.
The Institute aims to address the challenges of the 21st century with multidisciplinary social science tools. We value the diversity of education and research topics at the Institute, while paying special attention to the development of the following fields:
• research and education on Central Europe,
• theoretical and practical issues related to the international development regime,
• diplomacy studies,
• sustainability, climate policy,
• renewing philosophy education at the university,
• political economy.
We would also like to contribute intensively to debates on the present and future of Europe, such as migration and asylum issues, the consequences of Brexit, the deepening and enlargement of the European Union.
Our institute’s international embeddedness is wide-ranging: it is currently involved in two H2020 projects and is involved in several joint and double degree programs (eg Liége, Tilburg, UCL, Glasgow, Bologna). In connection with the transformation of the University, our Institute considers further internationalization as a strategic goal, which will be embodied in further educational and research cooperation.
The Institute intends to contribute to the European higher education area in the coming years with several new innovative educational products / programs. When rethinking the portfolio, we pay special attention to the learning experience of students, thus introducing new cooperative education methods and prioritizing result-based training systems.
Budapest, October, 2020
dr. Géza Salamin
Head of Institute