International relations of the Faculty


The international relations of the Kautz Gyula Faculty of Economics are arranged by the Dean’s Office and by the departments.

Széchenyi István University joined the ERASMUS programme in 1998. At that time the exchange programme began with our students travelling to foreign countries. It was in 2001 that we first accepted incoming students from abroad.

Since 2007 the ERASMUS programme has been continuing and was renewed in the Life Long Learning programme. Besides the former academic exchange of students, now students are given a chance to travel abroad for work experience with a scholarship. In addition to the exchange of teachers, the exchange of employees involved in other tasks has also been realized.

Programmes in addition to exchange programmes:
‘Management for higher education and regional development’ (2006-2009)
‘Financial management of medium-size companies in an international context’ (2004-2010)
Grundtvig: Cross-border non-violent lifestyle (was started in 2004, and is held annually)

The administration of international relations of the University is centralised. Further information on ERASMUS, on the details of exchange, on applications and on other exchange programmes can be found on the website of the International Office.

Relations apart from ERASMUS:

• Izsevszk, Brjanszk (Russia) – general cooperation agreement
• Szabadka (Republic of Serbia) – general cooperation agreement
• New Zealand, the United Kingdom – visiting professors
• Student exchange in the Doctoral School with the help of several scholarships
• Visiting professors hold lectures in the Doctoral School every year, which can be taken for credits

Our faculty has been taking part in an EU Sixth Framework Programme entitled ‘Corporate Culture and Regional Embeddedness’ (CURE) The three-year long programme was launched on 1st January 2007 with the participation of seven European regions of six different countries. From Hungary’s side a group of 11 members from Széchenyi István University  (SZE group) was set up, which is cooperating with an external expert who took part in putting together the original application of the programme.

Our Faculty is a member of an international organization called ‘Network of International Business Schools’ (NIBS).