8/3/23, 4:36 PM
Center for Public Law, Migration Research Institute

Migration and its impact in the focus of the first jointly organized summer university by the European Public Law Organisation and the MCC

Just a week ago, the Athens-based EPLO Summer School (the European Public Law Organisation's annual summer school), which took place in the last week of July 2023, ended, offering students the opportunity to apply for courses on a range of topics, from migration to artificial intelligence.
7/30/23, 7:28 AM
MCC Feszt

MCC Feszt Becomes the Main Professional & Pop Music Festival in the Carpathian Basin

The third annual MCC Feszt was a huge success, with over 250 performers, more than 120 professional programs, and around 50 musical events and 100 exhibitors on the Edu Promenade.
7/23/23, 7:58 PM

MCC Welcomes its Newest Training Center

Located in the heart of the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, Veresszék will be the location of Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s latest training center. It will host various camps and professional training courses, build the local Hungarian community, strengthening their traditions and national unity. Recently, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also visited the new training site where he met with MCC students from both Transylvania and Hungary.
7/10/23, 11:05 AM
University Program, Junior Training Program

Admission is Open for MCC’s Hallmark University Program - MCC Expands its Educational Outreach

In recent years, Mathias Corvinus Collegium's (MCC) free extracurricular education programs have become increasingly popular among young Hungarians. In particular, there is burgeoning interest in the University Program, with a record number of nearly 200 applicants in the first round of the program's admission procedure. Admissions, however, are still open to students who have just finished their secondary school studies. Six of our training centers, located in Budapest, Debrecen, Győr, Miskolc, Szeged, and Pécs, are still accepting the applications of students who want to join a highly professional, motivational, and cohesive community. The deadline for applications is July 30th for the Junior Program at MCC’s Budapest headquarters and August 10th for our regional centers.
7/5/23, 8:37 AM
MCC Plus

Mathias Corvinus Collegium expands its unique talent programs to an even wider public

The MCC Plus Program provides free training for students interested in MCC and wish to get involved in the activities at Mathias Corvinus Collegium without taking part in the education programs or using our dormitory service. This program encourages broader access to our unique talent development courses. Beginning in September 2022 with 45 students, the participants of MCC Plus have already become actively involved in professional programs and community building activities.
7/3/23, 1:55 PM
University Program, School of Law, Center for International Law

“The Law Is Not Only What We Have, It Is Rather Who We Are”

"The law is more than a set of rules, a series of institutions or thick codes. The law is part of our culture, it reflects our past, writes our present and projects our future" – Lénárd Sándor, Head of Center for International Law at MCC underlined during the first domestic event of the Barna Horváth Law and Liberty Circle. The research opportunities and programs provided by the organization are open to MCC students.
6/16/23, 4:40 PM
University Program

"Practicing virtues makes a people and their country successful."- Graduation Ceremony at MCC

At the graduation ceremony of Mathias Corvinus Collegium on Thursday, 124 of MCC’s University Program students received their diplomas. In recent years MCC has increased its outreach to more than 7,000 students, with 500 students in the University Program alone, and increased the number of training centers to 28. For recent graduates, however, this ceremony does not mark the end of their relationship with MCC as they can join a variety of postgraduate training programs and, thanks to MCC's international network, can even continue their studies in Vienna, Berlin or London.
6/16/23, 2:13 PM
MCC Feszt

The Former Chancellor of Austria and a Host of Stars Will Take the Stage at This Year’s MCC Feszt

Sebastian Kurz, Michael Knowles, and Vincent Harinam will deliver keynote speeches at this year's MCC Feszt in Esztergom. As with previous years, the events at MCC Feszt will be free with some exceptions.
6/14/23, 1:27 PM

Investing in the Future of Books - MCC Becomes Majority Owner of Libri Group

The subsidiary of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Foundation has signed a contract with SQ Invest Kft. for the sale and purchase of a 67.48 percent stake in Libri Group. With this transaction, MCC will move from being an indirect minority shareholder to the 98.41% owner of one of the largest players in the Hungarian publishing market. Libri Group's management will largely remain unchanged.
6/9/23, 2:20 PM

Renowned Experts From Over 20 Countries Stress the Importance of Peace – The Second Day of the Mcc Budapest Peace Forum Comes to a Close

70 speakers, 35 foreign experts from more than 20 countries, two cabinet ministers and nearly 400 attendees addressed the issue of making peace in Ukraine at a large-scale international conference organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium. The MCC Budapest Peace Forum has been a unique conference not only in Hungary but also at the international level. After the successful first day, the conference continued with further exciting panel discussions.
6/9/23, 1:46 PM

Immediate Peace is in the Interest of the Whole World - The MCC Budapest Peace Forum Launches

The MCC Budapest Peace Forum commenced with 70 speakers, including 35 foreign experts from more than 20 countries, and hundreds of interested attendees. Academics, public figures and renowned experts stressed the importance of peace and shed light on the main issues through sharing their scientific and expert opinions on the subject.
6/7/23, 11:34 AM
Budapest Lectures, Conferences

Budapest Lectures on Peaceful Conflict Resolution

On the eve of the MCC Budapest Peace Forum, the latest Budapest Lecture also focused on the possibilities of peace. How can diplomacy rebuild trust once it has been broken? This and many other intriguing questions were answered by George Beebe, Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute, and advisor to former US Vice President Dick Cheney, in conversation with Rajmund Kiss, Head of the MCC Center for Diplomacy.
6/7/23, 11:31 AM
School of International Relations

China Could Double Its Foreign Investments, Said János Csák at an MCC Conference

Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s international conference on the economic competition between the United States and China was kicked off with a keynote speech delivered by János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation. He declared that clear objectives, the ability to protect oneself, and the proper use of "soft power" are prerequisites for success in the global technological competition.
6/6/23, 9:51 AM
Centre for Constitutional Politics, Social Sciences School of Social Sciences

The Issue of the Role of International Courts and Their Impartiality Is Unavoidable

In recent years, international courts and tribunals have increasingly ruled on contentious social or political issues that previously were considered under the authority of national governments. The rise of international courts and other international adjudicative bodies after the Second World War had a significant impact on politics at the national level as well. While many argue that this process strengthens the rule of law and leads to greater protection of human rights, others claim that it is detrimental to democracy. These issues are of particular relevance as, in recent years, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled against the Hungarian state in a number of cases. This development was one of the many topics discussed at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) conference on the role of international courts.
6/2/23, 7:36 AM
Leadership Academy

Determination, Personal Responsibility, and Courage – The Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s Conference on Leadership: Invent Your Own Way

“The Mathias Corvinus Collegium offers the most ambitious talent development program not only in Hungary but in all of Europe” said Balázs Orbán in his opening remarks at the international conference of the Leadership Academy on Wednesday. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) reminded participants that in an era of crises, challenges cannot be addressed by a standard toolkit or approach. Instead, there is a need for dynamic leaders, who possess a good heart and the ability to go beyond the existing framework to create and make their own rules.
6/2/23, 7:25 AM
ESMT Berlin

A Unique Opportunity for Students That Will Also Deepen the Cooperation Between the Two Countries

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) and the European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT Berlin) have officially signed a cooperation agreement that will allow more than 20 Hungarian students to study at Germany's top business school each year. In addition to the unique opportunities for students and researchers, this cooperation will also deepen the academic and economic relations between Germany and Hungary.
6/1/23, 1:24 PM
Budapest Fellowship Program

Discover Transylvania

Between 15 and 19 May, fellows of the Budapest Fellowship Program took part in a field trip to Transylvania.
5/22/23, 7:52 AM
Youth Talent Program, High School Program

Mathias Corvinus Collegium training courses to start in Kaposvár and Dunaszerdahely (Dunajská Streda, Slovakia)

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) courses will be launched in Kaposvár and Dunaszerdahely in Slovakia. Applications are now open for primary and secondary school students for the programs starting in September. With the expansion, MCC will provide education for more than 7000 students in 28 locations.
5/22/23, 7:52 AM
Leadership Academy

What's Next for Leadership Training? – MCC Conference on Leadership

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium Leadership Academy is hosting a major international conference, packed with presentations and round-table discussions, on the current challenges, trends and new dimensions of leadership training, At the 31 May event, inspiring ideas from renowned experts and internationally acclaimed speakers will broaden the audience's understanding of leadership.
5/19/23, 10:46 AM
Lunch Talks

Banking Crises and Quantitative Easing: Shedding New Light on the US Federal Reserve Inflation Policy

Richard Werner was our guest at the latest event in our Lunch Talks series.
5/16/23, 11:56 AM
Election Nights, Migration Research Institute

Turkey in the Spotlight – MCC Election Night

On 14 May 2023, we held the next event in our highly successful Election Night series at the MCC. On Turkish Election Day, we took a look at Turkey with our invited speakers in two panel discussions.
5/12/23, 12:41 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

International Criminal Law Came to Life in Sopron

The study weekend organized by the Center for International Law in the historic city of Sopron focused on the development and challenges of international criminal law, the problem of historical justice in Hungary as well as on timely geopolitical questions. Renowned Hungarian and foreign, theorists and practitioners participated in various panel discussions, MCC students could take part in an exciting debate contest and learn about internship opportunities. But there was also time for sightseeing and excursion.
5/12/23, 11:14 AM

MCC Students Can Learn From Some of the World’s Most Renowned Professors in Oxford

Applications are now open for the international training courses organized by the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation at the University of Oxford. The Scrutopia Summer Program and The Oxford Seminar offer MCC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world's most renowned professors. The international networking of Mathias Corvinus Collegium offers students the opportunity to apply for prestigious UK scholarship programs, as part of a partnership between MCC and the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation.
5/12/23, 8:32 AM
MCC Feszt

Three Days of Culture and Entertainment in the Heart of Esztergom MCC Feszt: Once Again, We Give a Voice to Talent

The festival success story continues, MCC Feszt again in Esztergom, at the end of July: renowned international and Hungarian experts, opinion leaders, the cream of Hungarian pop music, and exciting family and interactive programs, all set against the magical backdrop of Esztergom, the historical jewel of Hungary. For the third time this year, Mathias Corvinus Collegium is organizing its highly successful festival. The MCC Feszt will feature new speakers and programs, as well as a renewed line-up and stages between 27-29 July.
5/12/23, 8:00 AM
Modul University Vienna

MCC Acquires Austria's Leading Private University

Continuing to build its international network, MCC has acquired a stake in the Modul University in Vienna, which will provide unique training and study opportunities for MCC students and Hungarian students from the Carpathian Basin. Furthermore, the talent institution will be involved in major international research projects as well.
5/11/23, 7:53 AM
School of Law, Center for Public Law, Révfülöp

Examining Values and Interests Between Media and Legislation at the Spring National Training Weekend of the Public Law Center in Révfülöp

This spring, the Public Law Center held its second annual workshop in Révfülöp, which - continuing the legislative theme of the event series - was entitled "Values or Interests? New Directions and Challenges of Media Regulation in the Online Space".
5/10/23, 3:10 PM

“One of the key challenges of our time is to transmit our constitutional and legal culture”

The current malaise of European and Western thinking is the lack of intellectual humility one must owe to its own civilizational heritage – Lénárd Sándor emphasized on an international conference of the International Law and Liberty Society in Nointel, France whereby he was entrusted by the International Law and Liberty Society to found and operate the Law and Liberty Circle in Hungary.
5/10/23, 1:39 PM

Jordan B. Peterson: Family and Values Are the Foundation of Human Happiness

A full house and more than 150 MCC students welcomed Jordan B. Peterson at the Budapest Sports Arena. The world-famous Canadian professor and psychologist spoke about value judgment, the role of ethical thinking, and the importance of faith and family.
5/9/23, 8:51 AM
Budapest Lectures, School of Law, Center for International Law

International Criminal Law and Accountability Rest on the Consensus of States

International law has come a long way in laying down the fundamental concepts of the “Supreme Crimes” as well as the institutional framework of accountability but the need for its future development ultimately rests on the consensus and political commitment of States Parties. Beti Hohler, trial lawyer for the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor and Michael Herz, legal officer in the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence at the ICC talked about the “Supreme Crimes” in the MCC Budapest Lecture series with Lénárd Sándor, Head of the Center for International Law at the MCC.
5/5/23, 3:10 PM
Budapest Lectures

Where next for the modern left?

In the United States, both left- and right-wing politicians agree that American civil society has been in decline for decades, said Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist and Danube Institute visiting fellow at the latest event of the Budapest Lectures series at MCC.
5/5/23, 3:09 PM
Budapest Lectures

Crime prevention in the 21st century

How can artificial intelligence be used effectively in the fight against crime? - this and similar questions were addressed at the latest event of the MCC Budapest Lectures series, where data scientist Vincent Harinam, an expert from the University of Cambridge, was the guest speaker.
5/5/23, 3:08 PM
Budapest Lectures

It is the poor but not the poorest who come

With digitization and people smugglers, anyone can get to the United States without a problem, and no authority will be able to track him or her down, said Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington-based think tank, at an event of the MCC Budapest Lectures series.
5/5/23, 3:05 PM
Budapest Lectures, European Center of Political Philosophy

The Hungarian translation of Michael Shellenberger's bestseller presented at MCC

The recently published Hungarian translation of Michael Shellenberger's bestseller Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All was presented in the framework of an exclusive discussion organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) and the Climate Policy Institute. Michael Shellenberger is an environmental activist, one of the most influential, multi-award-winning environmental writers in the United States who is also an expert for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Together with the now-published Hungarian translation, Shellenberger's book has been translated into sixteen languages so far. The Hungarian edition was co-published by Gingko Kiadó and MCC Press and launched on 15 November.
4/28/23, 10:06 AM
Budapest Lectures

Humanitarian diplomacy in practice: 10 years in the front line

Conflicts today are multi-actor conflicts, said Peter Maurer, former president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was in conversation with Rajmund Kiss, head of the Center for Diplomacy of the talent institute, at the latest MCC Budapest Lectures.
4/28/23, 8:10 AM
Ambassador Talks

The Ambassador of Portugal Was Our Latest Guest in Our Ambassador Talk Series

Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal was our guest in our Ambassador Talk series.
4/28/23, 7:59 AM
Ambassador Talks

Ambassador of Finland to Hungary Pertti Anttinen visited the MCC

Ambassador of Finland to Hungary Pertti Anttinen visited the MCC to talk about the two country's relationship, similarities and differences.
4/24/23, 12:00 PM

MCC’s Cooperation With Top European University – A Unique Opportunity for Students of the Talent Center

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) is expanding its range of training courses with a unique opportunity: one of Europe's top business schools, the European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT Berlin), is entering into a long-term, extensive cooperation with MCC.
4/21/23, 12:38 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

Investment Treaties Could Expose States To Serious Risks

Foreign direct investments are extremely important in a country’s economic output, but a state has to be prudent when it adopts investment treaties - pointed out by Markus Krajewski, the renowned professor of international law at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg-Erlangen and Lénárd Sándor, head of Center for International Law in a university lecture on the shifting paradigms of international investment law at the Széchenyi István University.
4/18/23, 10:43 AM

MCC Students at the Top Universities of the UK Cooperation with the Roger Scruton Foundation

Mathias Corvinus Collegium students will now have the opportunity to take part in academic, literary, and public life programs at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, under a cooperation agreement with The Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation (RSFL). The document has been signed in Budapest by Zoltán Szalai, Director General of MCC, and Sophie Scruton, Director of Horsells Farm Enterprises, the widow of Sir Roger Scruton, the world-famous conservative philosopher, in Budapest.
4/18/23, 8:16 AM
Ambassador Talks, German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

Ambassador Talk - Her Excellency Julia Gross, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Hungary

On 1 March, the German-Hungarian Institute at MCC hosted Her Excellency Julia Gross, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. As part of the "Ambassador Talk" series of events, Ambassador Gross gave an account of her work and an insight into her personal career path from graduation to her arrival in Budapest in September 2022. The event was attended by more than 100 MCC students. After a welcome address by Bence Bauer, Director of the institute, Ms. Gross gave an introductory presentation on the current political situation affecting both countries and European cooperation. Ambassador Gross described the international situation as a turning point in history. We are at a turning point, unity in the EU is the key to successful action. But unity should not be confused with uniformity.