Rector's Welcome

I warmly welcome all those who are interested in our institution.

Besides training programmes for church staff Apor Vilmos Catholic College offers programmes mainly in the field of teacher education. Our institution is open to non-Catholic or non-religious students, too, but the representation and transmission of Catholic values is present throughout the training spectrum of every program we offer.

Apor Vilmos Catholic College is hosted in the impressive building of a one-time seminary in Vác, a town half-an-hour ride north of Budapest. It has been the college’s headquarters since 2004, offering the pleasant environment of a restored, listed building in one of the most beautiful squares in Vác, in the proximity of the Assumption Cathedral.

The growing need for part-time and postgraduate courses necessitated expansion, and to our delight a modern campus was opened recently in Budapest in the building of an old school. The renewed building is fully barrier-free, excellently equipped to meet the 21st-century demands of education and various organized events. With the continuous widening of the training spectrum we can launch here new programmes and new training forms alongside the postgraduate courses. As the conditions are outstanding, and we have a dedicated teaching and ancillary staff to meet the demands, there is no obstacle to the implementation of great plans and dreams.

Young professionals with AVCC degree can easily find employment. We plan to launch further BA and MA programmes adapted to modern needs ensuring a wider choice to all those who wish to study in a familiar ambient and in a genuine fellowship of students. Our international relations provide a wide range of opportunities for pursuing studies or internship abroad. There is a steadily increasing number of postgraduate courses for teacher colleagues to select from.

In addition to education, various research activities are carried out at our school. Conferences organized by AVCC, often at an international level, our periodicals: Katolikus Pedagógia [Catholic Pedagogy], Szociálpedagógia [Social Pedagogy], Anyanyelvi és Irodalmi Nevelés [Teaching Hungarian] offer a great opportunity for sharing scientific results. Most of our lecturers hold a PhD degree or have enrolled to a doctoral course. Research groups – also open to our students – examine the different branches of science.

As a leader I am convinced that we can make progress by building on and making use of earlier achievements. We must learn from the mistakes in order to develop a college as a community of people who help each other and work for a common goal.

We look forward to welcoming all who are interested

Józsefné Libor, PhD
Rector