About the Faculty

One of the largest faculties of the College of Nyíregyháza continues the traditions of the predecessor institution, a teachers’s training college. Before the introduction of the two-level training system, often referred to as ”the Bologna system,” elementary school teachers were trained primarily. In the ”Bologna system,” introduced in 2006, BA training was based upon the rich traditions of the previous teacher training system. The faculty now consists of departments of foreign languages (English, German, French and Russian) as well as classic philological departments (History, Hungarian language and literature free arts). In 2007, we launched undergraduate courses in relaying arts (in music: choir conducting, folk music, in visual arts:painting, in environmental culture: environmental presentation, and in sculpting.
 
The specializations offered by the faculty, as well as the entire structure of the training in foreign languages, classic philological subjects and arts, are tailored in a way that they prepare students for both entering the labour market and for entering MA-level training. Thus these courses contain a lot of practical skills and knowledge and theoretical background knowledge needed by students. It is therefore desirable for students to choose a specialization upon entering the BA training according to their future plans, that is, whether they wish to work after the three-year BA training or continue their studies at a postgraduate level. It is possible to study at a post-graduate level in two ways: to study the theory of the chosen subject, or to be a teacher of the subject concerned. It is only possible to become a teacher at a post-graduate (MA) level. Those who wish to become a teacher, are supposed to acquire 10 credits in education and psychology at undergaduate level, and 50 credits at the subjects of the second teaching subject major. In addition to the undergraduate courses, the faculty offers five post-secondary ones: secretary, communicator in foreign languages, sports communicator, moderator and business manager in foreign languages. If students wish to continue their studies at undergraduate level, the credits obtained at the post-secondary course will be accepted at the BA course. 
 
At the Faculty of Arts students may enter postgarduate training at 11 teaching and 2 other majors (applied linguistics and international relations).
 
The faculty has a staff of 97 full-time lecturers, 2 of them possessing a DSc (Doctor of the Academy) title, 49 of them a PhD, 7 of them a habilitation, 6 of them have a DLA title and one is a Professor emeritus. 24 of the staff are now currently members of PhD of DLA schools. More than 50% of the staff possess advanced academic degrees. The teachers at the foreign language and classic arts departments regularly publish books and essays, appear at national and international professional events. The staff of the Department of Music and the Institute of Visual Culture regularly contribute valuable elements to the entire Hungarian culture and art. The Administration and Office Communications Centre of the Institute of Hungarian Language and Literature furnish their students with expertise in the use of the latest office- and information technology. Several of their students have been successful at various international competitions; one of their students won a world championship.
 
The Foreign Language Communications Centre of the Institute of Modern Philology is an accredited language testing and examination centre.   
 
The life of the students at the faculty is colourful and exciting. Meetings with famous authors, exhibitions and musical programmes are organized regularly by the leadership of the faculty. There are several circles and clubs (drama association, fine art and music ensembles and groups). The Theatrical Troupe of the College of Nyíregyháza was established in 2002–accepting talented students from other faculties as well–and the Troupe has achieved considerable successes; several of their performances have been regularly broadcast by Kölcsey TV, a regional television station. In order to be able to pay special attention to gifted students, the faculty established the György Bessenyei Workshop for Talented Students in 2005.
 

Institutes, departments
Head
Department of Music
Dr Ildikó Ferencziné Ács, College Professor
+ 36 42 599-441
Department of Philosophy
Dr. András Lajos Kiss, College Professor
+ 36 42 599-445
Institute of Hungarian Language and Literature
Dr. Ilona Pállné Lakatos, College Professor
+ 36 42 599-459
Institute of Modern Philology
Dr. Ferenc Veres, College Professor
+36 42 599-464
Department of Russian Language and Literature
Dr. Erzsébet Csekéné Jónás, College Professor
+36 42 599-468
Department of History
Dr. István Czövek, College Professor
+36 42 599-479
Department of Ukrainian and Rusyn Philology
 
Dr. András Zoltán, College Professor
+36 42 599-480
Institute of Visual Culture
 
Imre Lajos Nagy, DLA, College Professor
+36 42 599-473

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