HU: Eötvös Loránd University


Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the longest continuously serving university of Hungary, was founded in 1635. It serves the interests of high quality education and research, building upon the best European traditions. The mission of ELTE is to preserve and enrich national and universal culture, to cultivate science and to pass on academic knowledge, as well as to shape and satisfy the real, long-term needs of Hungarian society and of mankind. ELTE aims to educate intellectuals with up-to-date knowledge and versatile culture, who:

  • Can identify and analyze problems, and who are able to propose problem-solving strategies and bring about responsible decisions.
  • Seek consensus, understanding and respecting different cultures.
  • Are aware of their individual responsibilities with regard to the future of their immediate environment, of Hungary, of Europe and of mankind.
  • Represent the values of professionalism, solidarity and humanism; and
  • respect universal ethical norms¸ human dignity and the freedom of thought and opinion.

In harmony with all the above and its four centuries of tradition, ELTE aims:

  • To offer, through the joint efforts of its members, valuable, up-to-date knowledge, modern thinking and competitive degrees to its students.
  • To give high priority to programs at Master’s and PhD levels and above; and to widen the range of inter- and multidisciplinary programs and of courses offered in foreign languages, as well as programs conducted in partnership with top-ranking foreign universities.
  • To pursue research, development and innovation activities that are globally acclaimed and capable of responding to complex social challenges, and which focus on social and technological issues still to be tackled, and thus to perform its role as a competitive research university in Europe.
  • To foster the development of talented individuals and to increase the numbers of highly qualified and productive instructors and researchers by providing them with an attractive teaching and research environment.
  • To maintain a value-based and efficient relationship with its immediate and broader context, thus acting as one of the leading university centers of the Central European region.

Motivated by the conviction that a high standard of teaching at a university is inconceivable without high-quality research, ELTE aims to represent both sides of the traditional concept of a universitas, and at a high level: the creative community of instructors and students (universitas magistrorum et discipulorum) and the ideal of an institution actively engaged in the pursuit of many scientific and scholarly disciplines (universitas scientiarum).
The Faculty embraces disciplines of long tradition: Pedagogy, the old discipline of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), and Psychology, which was first established here in our country, and undertakes the amalgamation of these two in the area of teacher training. The historically significant reorganisation of the Hungarian higher education - Bologna Process - brings the education of Community Culture (as a special field of Andragogy) close to our profile, which is organised by our Faculty as well, and the Physical Education also belongs to our organisational units. The Institute of Psychology is one of the main institutions of Hungarian psychological education and research. With a growing reputation for research and innovation, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE - the longest continuously serving university of Hungary), provides its diverse student population with high quality education and research, building upon the best European traditions. The mission of ELTE is to preserve and enrich national and universal culture, to cultivate science and to pass on academic knowledge. The number of our lecturers exceeds 100 and we maintain good professional relations with more than 50 organizations which offer internship possibilities for our students. We put special emphasis on research and development projects, where international cooperation and the collaboration of our teachers, research fellows and students are both priorities.  Institute of Psychology with its 9 faculties and 6 research groups is involved in approximately 20 large scale research projects, more than 50% of these projects are carried out in collaboration with European Universities and Research centres. The research projects cover a wide range of topics from psychophysiology to political psychology including psycho genetics, personality disorders, addiction related problems and the study of social attitudes and cognitive systems.  Eötvös Lorand University, Dept. of Clinical Psychology and Addictions (ELTE) is newly formulated department of the Faculty with 4 full time researchers and 9 Ph.D students mostly interested in health psychology, addiction research, prevention activities.

Primary role in the project

ELTE’s role in the project will be to sit on the RTD Projects/Stakeholder Research Group (WP5) and to input into WP2, WP3, WP6, WP7 and WP9. In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, ELTE Institute of Psychology will provide research, dissemination and management capacities in order to be able to meet the requirements of the proposed project. We will also work closely with Corvinus University of Budapest to implement this project.


Matej Košir
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