Academic Exchange: Partnership between Andrássy University Budapest and the University of St. Gallen

Projekt abgeschlossen

The project offers know-how in core areas of Swiss expertise through mobilizing Swiss professors to teach at the Andrássy University Budapest. In addition, the professors in residence will participate in research and in the management of the university, as well as participate in the strategic development of the curriculum and the reposition of Hungary.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Wirtschaftswachstum fördern und Arbeitsbedingungen verbessern
Forschung und Entwicklung
01.08.2010 - 30.04.2015
CHF  784’096

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Hintergrund Reforms for a knowledge-based economy are at the heart of the EU's Lisbon Agenda. Member states have the obligation to reform their higher education (HE) systems accordingly. The new member states are dealing simultaneously with the transition-based reform process in HE. Modernisation of teaching curricula and increase of relevance of research results for application are necessary, also with regard to the implementation of the Bologna reform in HE.


Strengthening the role of the Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) as a research centre in political science, law and economics, thereby strengthening Hungary's position as a knowledge-based society and enhancing competitiveness of AUB graduates in job markets.
Specific objectives are the successful completion of research programmes, the transfer of CH-related know-how, enhanced teaching capacities at AUB and facilitated access to Swiss academic networks for AUB scholars and students.


Graduate and post-graduate students of Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) , AUB as an institution


The project will offer 18-24 courses and block seminars for students taught by two Swiss professors in residence, as well as research input by the Swiss staff to the Anrássy University Budapest (AUB) core research programme, both in core areas of Swiss expertise: democracy research, federalism, international humanitarian law and New Public Management. The exchange professors will also assume management tasks, such as a deanship and they will participate in the reform and re-orientation exercise of the AUB. In addition, they will organise academic events related to Switzerland and prepare an excursion to Switzerland for the students.


Erreichte Resultate:  

  • 36 graduate courses in political science and law, 5 doctoral seminars in political science taught, with 1'065 students attending
  • 6 PHD, 88 graduate students and 37 groups of students supervised; 10 students instructed and supervised to prepare their Master’s thesis
  • 6 courses supported by the Swiss Contribution were held at the Andrassy University with 160 students attending.
  • 7 scientific papers published and 13 more accepted for publication
  • 4 Carl-Lutz scholarships awarded
  • 4 Carl Lutz lectures and one international conference on direct democracy organised


Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte EU
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
  • National State Institute North

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    784’096 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    720’279

Phase 1 01.08.2010 - 30.04.2015   (Completed)