At Mathias Corvinus Collegium's opening ceremony of the academic year in Beregszász, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Ministers' Office praised MCC for providing exceptional opportunities for gifted young people in Hungary and in the Carpathian Basin. Furthermore, he suggested MCC’s program could protect the next generation from aimless individualism by fostering a community that has common roots, genuine values, and forward-looking plans.
In a unique philosophical conference, MCC students explored beauty as a force that shapes both community and character. The event was held at Cambridge University, the alma mater of Roger Scruton, in the prestigious Peterhouse College, the university's oldest building complex. Students explored the depths of aesthetics with renowned professors and international academics at the event, organized by the Sir Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sebastian Kurz, former Austrian Chancellor, Michael Knowles, a leading US political commentator, and Vincent Harinam, a data science expert from Cambridge University will deliver speeches at this year's MCC Feszt. As in previous years, the events of the 27-29 July festival in Esztergom will be mostly free of charge.
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.