"To discover something is to see what everyone else sees and to think of what no one else has thought of" - said Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian physician and biochemist. In this spirit, the major objective of the Center for International Law is that our students not only acquire substantive knowledge but also get acquainted with the specific context of international law, which is essential for understanding the way the world works and is therefore of fundamental importance for Hungary. Our goal is to train resourceful, knowledgeable and well-informed lawyers who are just as at home in Geneva, The Hague, Stockholm, New York or Singapore as they are in Budapest or Kolozsvár, and who are able to see and interpret the world from a Hungarian perspective.
The research at the Center for International Law focuses on international legal issues related to the phenomenon of economic globalization, such as investment protection, trade, human rights, protection of the environment and cultural values, which are of particular relevance in Central Europe. At the same time, based on the challenges of the changing world and student initiatives, the Center is open to any topic related to public international law, the law of international economic relations or European law. In addition to the traditional courses and pre-exam study periods, students can also participate in research work and prepare for competitions where they can learn from renowned Hungarian and foreign law professors invited by the Center.