Corvinus University of Budapest

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Group.png Corvinus University of Budapest  
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MottoScientia mea - Adiutor meus
(My knowledge is my helper)
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
TypePublic university
One of the universities in Budapest

Not to be confused with the bigger and older Eötvös Loránd University.

Corvinus University of Budapest is a university in Budapest, Hungary. Corvinus University of Budapest is a research university oriented towards education. The university currently has an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students, offering educational programmes in business administration, economics, and social sciences.

Corvinus University accepts students at six faculties and offer courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level in specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, French or German.

Ministers of finance, chairmen of the National Bank of Hungary and prime ministers studied at Corvinus.


In 1846, József Industrial School opened its gates with departments for economics and trade for upper grade students. The immediate forerunner of the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Faculty of Economics of the Royal Hungarian University, was established in 1920. The faculty was an independent organization that was granted the same status as faculties of other universities.[1]

In 1934, the faculty was merged with other institutions including the University of Technology to form the Hungarian Royal Palatine Joseph University of Technology and Economics.[2] Modern economist training began in 1948, when the Hungarian University of Economics was established as a separate universitas.[3]

Since then, the institution has undergone multiple name changes. In 1953 it was renamed Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences.[4] In 1990 the political system changed in Hungary. Following that the name of the university was changed to the University of Economics of Budapest.

In 2004, the university received its present name.[5] The name the Corvinus University of Budapest refers to the name of Corvinae (codices). Bibliotheca Corviniana was one of the most renowned libraries of the Renaissance world, established by the king Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Gordon Bajnai5 March 1968HungaryPolitician
Attended the 2014 Bilderberg as ex-Prime Minister of Hungary
Peter Bod28 July 1951HungaryCentral bankerHungarian central banker
Sebastian Gorka22 October 1970Hungary
"Terror expert"
US/UK/Hungarian who became a public figure in Hungary as a "terrorism expert" after 9-11. Contact of Chris Donnelly.
Piroska Nagy-MohacsiDecember 1957Hungary
AcademicInstitute for Statecraft director/trustee
György Surányi3 January 1954HungaryBanker
Hungarian banker. Trilateral Commission, 3 Bilderbergs in the late 1990s
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