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EÖT VÖS LOR ÁND UNIVERSITY E LT E

Faculty of Social Sciences Budapest


“If you want to understand THE WORLD

This is the motto of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University. All our programmes allow students to gain a better understanding of the world and equip them with the knowledge needed to make the world a better place.

T H E F A C U LT Y O F S O C I A L S C I E N C E S

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is a Faculty of Eötvös Loránd University, which is almost 400 years old and the most famous and most popular university in Hungary

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offers a range of courses which cover the entire spectrum of the social sciences

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places emphasis on both theoretical and empirical approaches

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offers high-quality academic and practical training courses

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has links with various international universities and institutions

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gives students a head start on the Hungarian and international job markets and prepares them for a career in academia if they wish to pursue this route

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has friendly and helpful teachers who view students as partners


Welcome TO OUR F A C U LT Y ! Thank you for your interest in our University and particularly in our Faculty. The Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 2003 and consequently it is a young and dynamic faculty of Eötvös Loránd University, the most prestigious university in Hungary.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the country’s largest social science education centre with numerous internationally recognised lecturers. We offer 5 bachelor programmes for undergraduates and 11 master programmes for graduate students who can continue their academic studies on three doctoral programmes in the Faculty’s Doctoral School of Sociology.

The academic work of our faculty members combines approaches from the social and natural sciences, and we place particular emphasis on providing equal support for academic and practical activities. For students and scholars who like to study or carry out research in an environment where multidisciplinary and innovative approaches are highly appreciated, joining the community of the Faculty of Social Sciences is the perfect choice.

G Á B O R J U H Á S Z Dean

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Short History OF EÖT VÖS LOR ÁND UNIVERSITY Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) was founded in 1635 in the city of Nagyszombat by Cardinal Péter Pázmány as a catholic university for teaching theology and philosophy.

In 1777 the University was transferred to Buda, and in the second half of the 19th century it developed into a centre of modern higher education, covering many disciplines. In 1950 it was named after one of its professors, the worldfamous physicist, Loránd Eötvös.

Today Eötvös Loránd University is internationally recognised and has strong professional connections all over the world. The diplomas issued by the university are acknowledged worldwide, and its course credits are transferable in all countries in the European Union. The University offers more than 50 foreign language programmes in various disciplines at all academic levels. Students arrive from all over the world to attend these programmes.

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About EÖT VÖS LOR ÁND UNIVERSITY Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has 8 faculties and the number of students enrolled yearly has reached 28 000. There is an academic staff of 1800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers.

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Faculty of Education and Psychology (“ELTE PPK”)

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Faculty of Humanities (“ELTE BTK”)

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Faculty of Informatics (“ELTE IK”)

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Faculty of Law (“ELTE ÁJK”)

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Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education (“ELTE TÓK”)

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Faculty of Science (“ELTE TTK”)

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Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education (“ELTE BGGyK”)

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Faculty of Social Sciences (“ELTE TáTK”)

The Faculties of the University are situated on several campuses around the city. The Faculty of Social Sciences is located on the Lágymányos Campus in south-west Budapest.

For more information please visit the University’s website: www.elte.hu/en

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Short History O F T H E F A C U LT Y OF SOCIAL SCIENCES The history of the Faculty of Social Sciences began in the 1960s when a sociology research group was created at the Faculty of Humanities of Eรถtvรถs Lorรกnd University. Later the research group was transformed into a department, and the first undergraduate courses started in 1972.

In 1982 the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy was established, and the number of students grew continuously during the 1980s and 1990s. In 2003, the Institute was joined by other departments of the University to form the Faculty of Social Sciences. In thirty years it has evolved from a Sociology Department which was merely tolerated by the socialist regime into a Faculty covering the whole spectrum of the social sciences.

Currently students can choose from a wide range of disciplines and from an array of programmes at all levels, in addition to an increasing number of courses taught in English. Our range of courses is continuously expanding in line with changing needs and labour market requirements.

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About T H E F A C U LT Y OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Currently the Faculty of Social Sciences has 14 departments in 6 instituitions:

Institute of Economics

Institute of Social Studies

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Department of Heath Policy

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Department of Social Policy

and Health Economics

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Department of Social Work

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Department of Economics Institute of Social Relations

Institute of Empirical Studies

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Department of Minority Studies

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Department of Statistics

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Department of Cultural

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Department of Social Research Methodology

Anthropology ––

Department of Social Psychology

Institute for Political and International Studies

Institute of Sociology

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Department of European

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Department of Sociology

Studies (UNESCO Chair

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Department of the History

in Human Rights) ––

Department of Political Sciences

of Sociology ––

Department of Historical Sociology

The Faculty has nearly 2000 students and an academic staff of approximately 100 lecturers and researchers.

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Research A T T H E F A C U LT Y Staff at ELTE’s Faculty of Social Sciences have recently taken part in numerous Hungarian and international research projects. These include:

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Human rights in the EU: The Institute for Political and International Studies is working on the “Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies” (FRAME) project (2013-2017) together with 18 organisations from outside Hungary. The researchers are investigating how fundamental principles of human rights are implemented in the EU’s internal affairs and foreign policy.

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Cultural identity, diversity, and political change: The “EUinDepth” research project (2014-18) brings together 8 European universities and research centres (including the Faculty’s Doctoral School of Sociology) and 7 participating institutions from the Russian Federation. The staff exchange programme strengthens the complementarity of the participants involved and boosts collaborative research activities.

As part of the University’s internationalisation programme, it is a priority for the Faculty of Social Sciences to involve teachers and students in various forums on the international stage. Bilateral agreements help to strengthen students’ and teachers’ links with foreign universities. Between 2010 and 2015 there were 61 such agreements in place with higher education institutions abroad.

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Research Centres O F T H E F A C U LT Y Although each research centre is run by one particular department, the groups are very much interdisciplinary in nature, as members come from various institutes and disciplines. The research centres have strong links with the international academic community as well as with the market.

CURRENT RESEARCH CENTRES: ––

Health Economics

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Gender Studies

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Digital Sociology

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East-Central, East and South-East Europe

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Sociology of Communications and the Media

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Education and Youth

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Social Dynamics “Peripato”

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Prosopography and Family History

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Anthropologists Studying Roma/Gypsy Culture

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Poverty and Social Exclusion

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Social Conflict

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Science Studies

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Urban and Regional Research

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Social Research Methodology

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Study Programmes O F T H E F A C U LT Y

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Doctoral Programmes (PhD)

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Doctoral Programme

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BA in Applied Economics

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BA in International Relations

in Sociology

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BA in Social Studies

(available in English)

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BA in Social Work

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Interdisciplinary Social Research

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BA in Sociology

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Social Policy

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Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

Master’s Degree Programmes MA in Ethnic and Minority

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Postgraduate Specialist Training Courses Postgraduate Specialist

Studies (available in English)

Training Course

MSc in Health Policy, Planning

in International Human Rights

& Financing (available in English)

(available in English)

MA in Community and Civil

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Social Care Quality Manager

Development Studies

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Social Work Supervisor

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MA in Economic Analysis

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Field Tutor Training Course

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MA in Human Ecology

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MA in International Relations

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MA in Social Policy

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MA in Social Work

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MSc in Survey Statistics

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MA in Sociology

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MA in Cultural Anthropology

(not available every year)


The advantages O F S T U DY I N G S O C I A L S C I E N C E S Ours is a faculty with outstanding academic staff. We also know what kind of employees employers look for on the job market. Researchers and professionals who teach the courses make every effort to go beyond skills development to inspire students to think critically and seek constructive solutions.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has an open and collegial atmosphere where students enjoy studying.

“Everyone has an opinion on social phenomena but far fewer people are able to approach these issues in a systematic way. Economics is a fantastic tool for this. It is like a pair of glasses which makes it easier to understand complicated relationships and which you therefore never want to take off.” — Sándor Katona, student on the Applied Economics programme

“I am a journalist who reports on society, so I use the knowledge I gained here on a daily basis. What is even better is that I can still turn to my former teachers for help and I am still learning from them after several years. The Sociology department is home to exciting people and topics.” — Veronika Munk, Sociology graduate, currently a journalist, media researcher and sociologist

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Programmes IN ENGLISH

MA IN ETHNIC AND MINORITY STUDIES

Type of programme: Full-time, taught in English Duration of programme: 4 semesters (120 credits) Degree: Ethnic and Minority Policy Expert

The ELTE Ethnic and Minority Studies Programme (ELTE MSP) is an international two-year postgraduate MA programme which was established in 1993. It is a special interdisciplinary educational programme that aims to create an international community of students and lecturers. A core strength of the programme lies in a coordinated approach whereby theory, applied research, and intervention skills are joined together to provide a unique academic ‘training-ground’ for future minority policy experts. Extra-curricular activities have been designed to place students on various internships where they become acquainted with real-life minority situations to introduce students to an active research culture in a supportive environment.

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The increase in migration and the simultaneous growth in xenophobia contribute to a pressing need in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans for highly-trained professionals who have the insight and expertise to identify the main social and psychological reasons behind tensions and discrimination, and who are also equipped with the skills and techniques to handle and moderate these conflicts. A key objective of the Programme is therefore to provide the expertise necessary for this within Europe. However, much of the research analysis and scientific methods are also relevant for those who study ethnic/race/majority-minority relations elsewhere in the world.

For more information (application requirements, tuition fee etc.) please visit the Faculty’s website: www.tatk.elte.hu/en

Contacts ––

Issues related to the content of the MA programme: Anikó Gregor (programme coordinator): gregor@tatk.elte.hu

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Issues related to the application procedure, visas, travel and life in Budapest: international@tatk.elte.hu

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M S C I N H E A LT H P O L I C Y , P L A N N I N G A N D F I N A N C I N G — S P E C I A L I S AT I O N I N H E A LT H E C O N O M I C S

Type of programme: Full-time & part-time degree programme*, in English Duration of programme: 4 semesters (120 credits) Degree: Expert in Health Care Policy, Planning and Financing Specialisation: Health Economics

The MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing is unique in Central and Eastern Europe. It equips students with the basic knowledge offered on similar programmes in Western Europe, but it also allows students to apply their knowledge and specific analytical skills in the context of low and middle-income countries.

The specialisation in Health Economics, launched in English, offers multidisciplinary expertise and a problem-orientated approach. Such knowledge and skills will remain relevant in the long run and help graduates understand and analyse key issues relating to the healthcare systems of the future. These include the efficiency of health technologies, sustainability of health financing, and techniques to measure and influence the performance of healthcare systems.

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From September 2016 the MSc programme can be completed as a 2-year part-time programme, too.​The part-

time programme is especially tailored for those who already have working experience and would like to further develop their knowledge and skills without giving up their working position. The contact hours of the course are organised in ​three e ​ ducational weeks in each semester​. One week (Monday to Saturday) presence is required per month in each month from September to N ​ ovember (first semester) and from February to April (second semester).

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The MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing prepares students for careers in both the private and public sectors. These include healthcare governance and financing at the national and local level as well as careers at pharmaceutical companies, public and private healthcare providers and education and research institutions. Foreign students studying at Hungarian medical universities may choose to combine their medical degree with the degree offered by our programme.

For more information (application requirements, tuition fees, etc.) please visit the Faculty’s website: www.tatk.elte.hu/en

Contacts ––

Issues related to the content of the MSc programme: Zoltán Vokó (co-director of the programme): voko@tatk.elte.hu

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Issues related to the application procedure, visas, travel & life in Budapest: health_economics@tatk.elte.hu; international@tatk.elte.hu

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PH D IN SOCIOLOGY (PROG R A M M E O F T H E DOC TO R A L S C H OO L OF SOCIOLOGY)

Duration of programme: 8 semesters (240 credits)

The programme aims to train a new generation of scientists dedicated to sociology and the social sciences and equip them with the necessary skills to acquire a PhD qualification, carry out independent academic research and lecture at postgraduate level.

There are several key strengths of this PhD programme. The Department has links at several universities abroad and in addition to being compatible with international social science doctoral programmes, the PhD programme also gives students the opportunity to study abroad for short periods of time. We offer a research-orientated training programme, which is interdisciplinary in nature and combines quantitative and qualitative methods.

For more information (application requirements, tuition fees etc.) please visit the Faculty’s website: www.tatk.elte.hu/en

Contacts ––

Issues related to the content of the PhD programme: Antal Örkény (director of the Doctoral School): orkeny@tatk.elte.hu

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Issues related to the application procedure, visas, travel & life in Budapest: international@tatk.elte.hu

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P O S T G R A D U AT E S P E C I A L I S T TRAINING COURSE I N I N T E R N AT I O N A L H U M A N R I G H T S

Duration of programme: 2 semesters (60 credits)

The Postgraduate Specialist Training Course is an interdisciplinary oneyear programme that focuses on the study of international human rights from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Students take courses offered by the European Studies Department, as well as human rights courses offered by other departments of the ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences, such as Cultural Anthropology, Political Sciences, and Sociology. It is a part-time correspondence course. We welcome those who wish to pursue a career in international human rights, for instance those who plan to go on UN peacekeeping and/or political mission trips, or those who work for governmental or non-governmental organisations dealing with human rights issues.

For more information (application requirements, tuition fees etc.) please visit the Faculty’s website: www.tatk.elte.hu/en

Contacts ––

Issues related to the content of the programme: Kriszta Kovács (programme coordinator): kriszta.kovacs@tatk.elte.hu

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Issues related to the application procedure, visas, travel & life in Budapest: international@tatk.elte.hu

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Why studying IN BUDAPEST I S A G R E AT C H O I C E Over the past decade Budapest has become one of Central Europe’s most popular destinations for both tourists and students, especially among young people. This should come as no surprise, as Budapest offers a plethora of cultural events, cafés, ‘ruin pubs’ and baths, as well as vibrant nightlife, affordable accommodation and services. The service infrastructure for visitors and expats is also well-organized.

With its rich cultural traditions and international atmosphere, Budapest offers a vibrant student life. At the meeting point of East and West, Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is an excellent place to study old and new, cultures, societies, traditions as well as ongoing social change.

Our campus is situated on the banks of the Danube, south-west of the city centre, with excellent road and public transport connections to the very heart of Budapest.

„Just be ready for such a great experience at ELTE, you’ll fall in love with the city as well as the people who will take care of you during your stay.” — Eduardo Carrasco Martín, Erasmus student from Spain

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Discover THE CITY ––

take a walk by the Danube, on Margaret Island or in the City Park

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get an amazing view of the city from Gellért Hill or Buda Castle

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take a boat trip on the Danube and see the Chain Bridge close up

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buy local specialities in the Central Market Hall

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see the Hungarian Parliament from the inside

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experience the atmosphere of the ‘ruin pubs’ in the city centre

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try Budapest’s thermal baths and swimming pools

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go to museums, concerts and cinemas

MENTORING SYSTEM

The Faculty of Social Sciences runs a mentoring system for international students. International students can therefore request and receive assistance even before they arrive. The direct relationship between the mentor and the student means that problems can be addressed on an individual and personalised basis.

„Eötvös Loránd University offers its international students a broad range of student activities organised by ESN ELTE. As a new student in an unfamiliar environment, I cannot emphasise enough how much the Student Network helped me to adapt.” — Joren Brouns, Erasmus student from Belgium

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Student life ON THE CAMPUS The University is more than just an educational institution. It is also a creative community which plays a decisive role in people’s careers. Our Faculty views future social science professionals as active individual thinkers. We do not just want our students to listen, we also want their voices to be heard both within and beyond the university walls and community life in the Faculty very much reflects this.

Teachers and students at the Faculty of Social Sciences regularly organise joint conferences, film clubs, academic discussions and debates, often inviting renowned Hungarian and international researchers and key figures. These events allow students to get to know each other’s cultural backgrounds.

Students participating in our English-language programmes also enjoy the benefits of being a member of the ELTE community. This includes sporting opportunities at the University’s athletic facilities, the services of the country’s largest university library, and numerous other benefits.

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Location O F T H E F A C U LT Y The Faculty of Social Sciences – as well as the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Informatics – is housed in the modern buildings on the “Lágymányos Campus” situated on the banks of the Danube, in the southern part of Budapest. The Lágymányos Campus consists of two buildings: the North Building (Északi Tömb) at Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A and the South Building (Déli Tömb) at Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C. The buildings are accessible for people with disabilities. They are open between 06:00 and 22:00 on workdays and 06:00 and 18:00 on Saturdays.

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North Building (É)

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Northern entrance Danube entrance Southern entrance South Building (D) Northern entrance Danube entrance Western entrance Budapest University Athletics Club

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tram 4 or 6; bus 153, 154 or 212

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bus 153 or 154

Public transport to the Lágymányos Campus:

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by tram 4 or 6 and by bus 153, 154 or 212 to Petőfi híd, budai hídfő

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by bus 153, 154 to Egyetemváros -

A38 hajóállomás / Magyar Tudósok körútja

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The North BUILDING –– Office of International Affairs (room 7.35) –– Dean’s Office (rooms 7.90-7.92) –– Finance Office (rooms 7.51-7.52) –– Department of Sociology –– Department of the History of Sociology –– Department of Social Work

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6TH FLOOR

–– Academic Registrar’s Department (rooms 6.54-6.56) –– Department of Statistics –– Department of Social Research Methodology –– Department of Economics –– Department of Health Policy and Health Economics –– Department of European Studies –– Department of Political Science –– Teachers’ club (room 2.139) –– Department of Historical Sociology –– Department of Social Psychology –– Department of Cultural Anthropology –– Department of Minority Studies –– Department of Social Policy –– Quaestura Student Service Office –– ELTE Gift Shop –– Snack bar –– Faculty Hall (0.100C) –– Assembly Hall –– Snack bar –– Némedi Dénes Faculty Library (room -1.45) –– Students’ Union (room -1.68) –– Angelusz Róbert College Office (-1.49) –– Conference room (-1.75) –– Harmónia lecture room (-1.85)

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3RD FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

1S T F L O O R

GROUND FLOOR

BASEMENT


E Ö T V Ö S L O R Á N D U N I V E R S I T Y ( E LT E ) Address: H–1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3. Email: iro@elte.hu Phone: +36-1-411-6500 Website: http://www.elte.hu/en/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/elteinternational

F A C U LT Y O F S O C I A L S C I E N C E S ( E LT E T Á T K ) Address: H–1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A Email: international@tatk.elte.hu Phone: +36-1-372-2500/6779 Website: http://tatk.elte.hu/en Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ELTEtatk and www.facebook.com/ELTEsocialinternational/


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