Corvinus University of Budapest is a research university where the scientific performance of the academic staff corresponds to international standards and students can obtain competitive degrees that are recognised on the European Union labour market and globally.
The university has a student body of over 14,000 and offers programmes in agricultural science, business administration, economics and social sciences. Such disciplines ensure its leading position in Hungarian higher education. At the same time, its ambition is to exploit the institution's uniqueness and the synergies resulting from professional diversity and the study of multiple disciplines.
Corvinus University accepts students at six faculties and offers courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in many specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, French or German.
There are nine accredited doctoral schools operating at Corvinus University, which have achieved high academic prestige. An important element in the university's research strategy is to maintain intensive links with international scientific life. The university's organisational units therefore participate in large international interdisciplinary projects and networks that play an increasingly important role in European research. With its mixture of life sciences and social sciences, Corvinus University of Budapest can become a determining player in both domestic and international scientific life.
International recognition for the university is reflected in the 550 outgoing and incoming students each year. The university's main goals and objectives in relation to quality improvement and mobility growth were recognised in spring 2009 when the university was awarded the International Cooperation Prize for its high-quality institutional coordination of the Erasmus Project within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.
The university is among the top three institutions in Hungary that sends the most students abroad in the framework of the Erasmus student mobility programme. It also hosts the highest number of incoming Erasmus students in Hungary.