Andrássy University Budapest

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Template:Refimprove Template:Expand German Template:Infobox University The Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) (full name: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University Budapest/Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität Budapest) is a private university in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The university started on 2 September 2002 and is the first German-speaking university in non-German-speaking Central Europe.

Foundation and partner countries

The Andrássy University Budapest was founded in 2001 by Hungary, Germany, Austria, Bavaria, and Baden-Württemberg. The partner countries are Hungary, Republic of Austria, Federal Republic of Germany, Free State of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.

Specific characteristics

The AUB is the only fully German-speaking university outside the German-speaking countries and a private, non-governmental, and non-profit university. The 1:7 relation of professors to students allows targeted and efficient studies in small groups. Students from more than 25 nations provide intercultural exchange. The students have the possibility to cover the tuition fees through official scholarships.

The AUB is “University of National Excellence” in Hungary and is the only university abroad, which is system accredited in Germany by evalag (Evaluation Agency Baden-Württemberg).


Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) considers following elements as essential and fixed cornerstones of its strategy:

German, outside the German language area

The programmes offered by AUB rest on the tradition and the reservoir of the German language, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. This describes a clearly delineated target group within the rather large target market. With its extensive German course selection as well as with its advantages of being a German institution, AUB contributes to the maintenance and improvement of this target group.

A multinational, intercultural community of teachers and students, with German as the lingua franca

At AUB, students from more than 25 European countries meet to conduct their studies. The permanent and/or regular presence of professors from around the world creates unique study conditions which could not be achieved by the usual student or professor mobility.

Applied interdisciplinarity

Interdisciplinarity is incorporated structurally in the faculty layout, ensured in the curriculum by the interdisciplinary study programmes, implemented methodically into the joint transdisciplinary courses and embedded academically in the overlapping research topics.

European focus on research and instruction

European topics, including those regarding European integration, lie in the focus of research and instruction of all disciplines at AUB, whereby the Central and Eastern European countries and the Danube region are taken into particular consideration.

Academic claims

Thanks to the unity of research and instruction, the competitive and innovative study programmes, the research-related instruction and excellent student mentoring, AUB is committed to ensuring very high job market qualities.


In addition to encouraging the use of German as an academic language, the AUB aims to support and consolidate the cooperation of the states around the Danube, the education of European experts as well as multidisciplinary and multicultural teaching and research.


Home of the AUB since 2003 is the historical Festetics Palota in the centre of Budapest and in the neighbourhood of the Hungarian National Museum.


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Gyula Andrássy (portrait by Gyula Benczúr, 1884)
The main building of the AUB

The main focus of teaching at the AUB is on the History, Law and Politics of the Eastern and Central European states. In the three faculties International Relations, Central European Studies and Comparative Law and Governance, students can choose one of the following Master Degree or Postgraduate Programmes:

Masters Degree Programmes:

  • International Economy and Business
  • International Relations
  • Central European History
  • European and International Administration

Postgraduate Programmes:

  • International and European Administration (LL.M.)
  • International Business Law (LL.M.)
  • Central European Studies (MA)

In the Ph.D. programmes students can specialize in Politics, History, Comparative Law and Governance as well as Economics.


With its motto “Fit for Europe!” Andrássy University Budapest offers international study programmes in the German language. Scientists from every German-speaking country as well as from Hungary, together with students from more than 25 nations, create a unique atmosphere.

In small international study teams of 15 to 20 students, intercultural competence is an everyday practice. Interdisciplinarity is another characteristic feature of the university, as associate professors and students from different research areas work closely together.

Interdisciplinarity, internationality and an excellent student mentoring together make up a study concept which demands and supports autonomy. There is a choice of six master's programmes: four consecutive master's and two second master's. Students benefit from the broad international support of AUB through affordable tuition fees and the additional scholarship programmes from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Visegrád countries.

Partner universities

The partner universities of AUB:

  • Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Nyíregyházi F?iskola
  • University of Bamberg
  • University of Bayreuth
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Ruhr University Bochum
  • Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Viadrina European University Frankfurt/Oder
  • Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
  • University of Greifswald
  • HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
  • University of Hamburg
  • Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • University of Passau
  • University of Regensburg
  • University of Administrative Science in Speyer
  • University of Tübingen
  • University of Ulm
  • University of Witten-Herdecke
Other countries
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2011/13)
  • Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Institut d’études politiques de Paris, France
  • Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland
  • West University of Timi?oara, Romania

See also

Germany–Hungary relations



External links

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