Since a quarter of a century, Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) is dedicated to nurturing youth talent. The issue of supporting highly talented young people is a fundamental public interest.
The Hungarian Parliament acknowledged the success of this work when it chose MCC as the future base for talent management in the Carpathian Basin under uniform professional principles. It also provided resources for such end when it transferred the management of 10-10 percent of the shares of MOL Plc. and Gedeon Richter Plc. to MCC. From the return on shares and other resources received from the budget, MCC will put its community-building talent management activities on an even higher standard, and make it more accessible to even more young people, for the betterment of Hungarians of the entire Carpathian Basin, and for the benefit of the whole nation.
Thanks to its program launched in the autumn of 2020, MCC will become the most significant talent management institution for young people in the Carpathian Basin in recent decades.
On the one hand, talent management means free, high-quality training. On the other hand, it entails the resulting intellectual workshops (book publishing, conferences, publications, media appearances, roundtable discussions, mobility programs). Thanks to these, MCC will become a knowledge centre in Hungary.
MCC is neither a competitor nor an alternative to public and higher education institutions, it is independent from those.
MCC offers development opportunities for all ages. It provides training for talented students in upper elementary school, secondary schools, higher education, or young adults who have already graduated, enabling students to perform better in the traditional education system as well. MCC is not about mass education, but about individualized and small group work. The aim of public and higher education is to transfer a basic, unified and universal knowledge, while MCC aims to provide knowledge beyond that, as well as to ensure a unique approach to young people according to their interests.
MCC gives enthusiastic young people who want to work for the nation and their narrower community the opportunity to develop their skills, be open to the world, get to know international processes, learn from the best educators, all this for free, regardless of financial situation.
Over the next five years, we will undertake the training of approximately 10,000 students in our various programs.
In the future, Mathias Corvinus Collegium will be present in all 19 county capitals and in another 16 Hungarian-inhabited cities in the Carpathian Basin, while we are considering Western European presence too.
MCC's Budapest headquarters will soon move to the city centre. The two concrete buildings, built in a socialist architectural style, will be demolished. Over the next five years, on the set of real estate received from the state, a sustainable, landscape-friendly, green centre will be created corresponding to present trends.
MCC builds a strong alumni system, establishes a career office, and in addition to free education, it provides scholarships to students according to their academic performance. We strive to see someone who once became an MCC member to regard the talent management institution his or her alma mater, so that he or she would proudly look back on the years spent of Mathias Corvinus Collegium throughout his career.
Overall, MCC supports young people committed to the country, who want to act for local communities and feel responsible for their compatriots and their environment, to develop their talent, regardless of their social and cultural status, and to use it for their own benefit and, in the long run, for the benefit of Hungarians.
Our goal is to actively contribute to a talented, patriotic generation equipped with vision, language-skills and international experience, who can represent Hungarian interests (confidently in the midst of global competition) in Hungarian and international debates and decisions that determine the future of Hungarians, in the development of public dialogue and culture serving the betterment of all Hungarians, and who can a worthy representative of Hungary's cultural, economic and social elite.