Ungarn - Hungary
Hungary traces its history back to the Magyars, an alliance of semi-nomadic tribes from southern Russia and the Black Sea coast that arrived in the region in the ninth century.
After centuries as a powerful medieval kingdom, Hungary was part of the Ottoman and then Habsburg empires from the 16th century onwards, emerging as an independent country again after World War I. The Hungarian language belongs to the Finno-Ugric family and is one of the handful of languages spoken within the European Union that are not of Indo-European origin.
A landlocked country, Hungary is home to Lake Balaton, the largest in central Europe, and to a large number of spa towns and hot springs. It has especially rich traditions in folk and classical music and was the birthplace of numerous outstanding performers and composers, including Franz Liszt, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly. Hungary became a partner in the Austro-Hungarian empire in the mid-19th century. After a period of turmoil following World War I, an independent kingdom of Hungary was established. The redrawing of European borders that took place after World War I left about five million ethnic Hungarians living in neighbouring countries. Their status remains a sensitive issue and has complicated Hungary's relations with its neighbours. Following World War II, the country found itself under communist rule. An uprising against Soviet domination in 1956 was crushed by Red Army forces but Hungary did later become the first Eastern European country to gain some economic freedom. It embraced aspects of the free market while still under communist rule and in 1968 the authorities allowed limited decentralization of the economy.
Hungary played an important part in accelerating the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe when in 1989 it opened its border with Austria, allowing thousands of East Germans to escape to the West. Just a few months later the Berlin Wall was history. Hungary's post-communist economic transition was achieved relatively smoothly. Within four years of the collapse of communism nearly half of the country's economic enterprises had been transferred to the private sector, and by 1998 Hungary was attracting nearly half of all foreign direct investment in its region. Ten years later, the picture looked rather less rosy. A high level of both private and state borrowing left the country particularly vulnerable to the credit crunch of 2008, and in October of that year the government was forced to appeal to international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank for massive loans in a bid to stave off economic collapse. Dissatisfaction with the centre-left coalition government's handling of the economy from 2002 to 2010 coincided with the rise of the right-wing nationalist party Jobbik, known for its anti-Semitic and anti-Roma (Gypsy) rhetoric.
The School of Business and Economics has the following Partner Universities as part of the ERASMUS Program:
As the first German speaking university that is outside of a German speaking country, you have a unique opportunity to live and study in Budapest at Andrássy University. Students also have the chance to take Hungarian language courses at the university to encourage integration into their everyday life in Budapest. Though courses are taught in German, students still have access to a very intercultural and dynamic environment which includes students from more than 20 nations. The excellent 1:7 ratio of professors to students allows targeted and efficient studies in small groups for Bachelors, Masters and PhD students.
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The winter semester starts at the beginning/middle of September and including the exam period, lasts until the beginning of February. The summer semester runs from the end of February until the end of May or beginning of June.
For language improvement, you can take courses in German, English and Hungarian free of charge. For more information on language courses, see http://www.andrassyuni.eu/studium/sprachen
The language of instruction is German. You may choose from all the courses the university offers. To check out the course catalogue, see http://andrassyuni.eu/studium/studienangebote.
The Masters in International Economy and Business places a special emphasis on Economics and the understanding of European economic integration and policies.
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- Fact Sheets, Welcome Letters, Guides for international students and more
- Student Experience Reports from former Outgoing Exchange Students