Meet Your Teachers
Teachers are one of the most important factors in guaranteeing success for our students. We are committed to providing you with the best qualified and the most experienced teaching professionals.
They don't just teach, but actively ensure that they teach in the best way possible. You will be learning from leading experts in their fields.
Read below to meet your teachers for the autumn semester 2018/2019.
The page is updated frequently, so be sure to check back regularly.
„In my experience Erasmus students are very open to Hungarian culture. I always make sure to include important readings in class about Hungarian culture and history.”
"Erasmus students greatly enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of Budapest with its exciting student life. They give all new experiences a warm welcome, work hard and do their best to meet the requirements."
„I usually focus on issues which are actually shaping the future of the students. If they do not fail to recognize this, then their interest is naturally born, which in turn drives us to great discussions and a high level of engagement.”
Zoltán Hidas has been lecturing at PPCU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for 18 years. Besides teaching here, he also works in Germany.
He says those deciding to spend a semester abroad are probably the most interested students. He encourages his students to take the opportunity and study in a foreign country, because „the experience of getting to know another country is invaluable”.
„I cannot imagine the making of science and academia in a closed environment, that is, without an international context. There is no branch of science that should be predestined to a homogeneous community. And this is what I represent in my work.”
"Erasmus students mostly come from Catholic universities and they are open to the spiritual, moral and cultural aspects of the discussed topics. I always try to incorporate these aspects into my lectures."
According to his students his lectures are so interactive they sometimes seem to be seminars. Professor Tamás Nyirkos says that teaching both Hungarian and foreign students from different parts of the world helps him keep intellectually fit.
She took part in Erasmus Teachers’ Mobility Program and was a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lisbon. She always tries to involve her students actively in class discussion and cares a lot about their views.
András Rácz is a regular lecturer at the Baltic Defense College in Estonia and works as an associate professor at PPCU since 2010. According to him, the presence of international students makes the Hungarian ones be more open and flexible.
„I think cultural recollection and communication is a lived experience for everyone, it is interdisciplinary and practical. I enjoy my Erasmus classes a lot, I feel I learn a lot from my students, it is a real exchange of knowledge and experience.”
„During my lectures, I try to raise topics that are general enough to be discussed by anyone regardless the country they came from. At PPCU I have met inquisitive, enthusiastic students I was glad to work with.”
Tamás Szigetvári is an associate professor at PPCU’s Institute of International Studies and Political Science since 2010. His courses in English include popular lectures such as World Economics and Sustainable development.
„It is always an opportunity to learn from your students. Getting to know their perspectives and new ideas about a given topic makes its study and the lecture itself more interesting. Moreover, it is a constant language practice.”
He's cooperated with PPCU for more than 15 years and worked here as a lecturer for 5 years.
His area of research, Central Europe, is a territory of the biggest quantity of languages, cultures and different problems per square kilometre on our planet.