What is a „college of excellence” or „szakkollégium”in Hungarian?
College of Excellence is part of the national talent-developing system, a special institution in the Hungarian educational system. The szakkollégium-movement was born as a protest against politically biased universities during the communist era of Hungary. In such dormitories, they started to organize independent classes and seminars. Finally, szakkollégiums grow out as the institutions of the national talent management, where the best students of all Hungarian universities follow an advanced curriculum parallel to their standard university studies. It is thus not a college in the anglo-saxon meaning of the word, but a collection of the most talented Hungarian university students for whom we provide supplementary classes.