About Rajk László College for Advanced Studies
Rajk László College for Advanced Studies is in one respect an educational institution connected to the Corvinus University of Budapest, having its autonomy in self-governance. On the other hand it is also a democratic community of students living together. The college members have the same rights and engagements that other students of the University have, but we took up an additional mission.
The College was founded in 1970, by the students of the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB, at that time it was called Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences). The main purpose was to provide members with a wide range of possibilities for professional, social and political self-education and activity.
We believe that the basic outlines of the mission of our institution established at the time of foundation are still valid, though several elements of its contents have gone through substantial changes. The main elements of the mission have always been to provide students with opportunities to achieve a high professional standard, to educate students to become well informed and socially sensitive intellectuals, and to operate a democratic community and through that to raise the need and to teach the tools for an active citizen’s life.
Visiting professors about Rajk
“Visiting the College has been a very exciting experience. This is a unique combination of brilliant students, co-created learning experience, and an open environment. A unique model of learning. I wish all-faculty and student the very best. With great admiration.”
C. K. Prahalad, 2009
Mr. Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.
“Dear Students of the College,
It has been a surprise and a great honour to be awarded the Herbert Simon Prize. But it as been an even greater pleasure to visit the College and meet with so many of you. Rajk László College is a remarkable institution. I believe that what if offers educationally is an ideal complement to more formalized “explicit knowledge delivery” of the university. Even more important is the opportunity to live and work within a peer-governed self-managed community. I wish you well.”
Robert M. Grant, 2006
Thank you very much for allowing me to give this year’s lecture. It s a great honor to be included on such an impressive list of people. The feedback from the students was equally impressive. You shared a great understanding of the material and economics in general. I think the organization at the school and programs are excellent and show how markets and free choice work in practice. Keep up the good work. Best wishes,”
Kevin M. Murphy, 2008
University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business