According to the distinguished educationalist Kevin McNeany who founded Nord Anglia Education and who is now chairman of Orbital Education, the owners of Britannica International School, “Our idea was to develop the school further as a non-selective private school with very close ties to the education system in England; offering an enhanced British National Curriculum, IGCSEs and full A levels. It is, we believe, a much more affordable quality international school for parents and is geared also towards the needs of the staff of embassies and international companies with offices in Budapest.”
The BME International Secondary Grammar School, founded in 1992, is one of the oldest international schools offering a Hungarian diploma. It has developed a reputation for both academic success and openness with students from over 20 countries, of which more than 95 per cent continue their education in universities all over the world.
The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) serves the educational needs of international, Hungarian and American business and expat students in the Budapest area. Celebrating 17 years of service, ICSB provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment in English for children Grades K-12. And we’re growing – 2010-11 brought our largest enrollment ever (225 students), with 48 per cent North American students and 25 per cent Hungarians. Students from over 20 countries attend ICSB.
Greater Grace International School has been providing excellent, reliable education for the children of the expatriate and Hungarian community for 20 years now in Budapest. This exclusive, multicultural school works with US curricula, has a small student-teacher ratio, upholds time-honoured values, has alumni in prestigious universities and colleges all over the world, and teaches the students not what to think but how to think.
SEK Budapest International School is a trilingual, co-educational, private day school offering both national and international challenging educational programmes to Hungarian and expatriate children in Budapest.The school was founded in 1997 as a part of SEK- International Education Systems, an institution with more than hundred years of experience in education. The school campus is located in the Second District’s easily accessible green area in H?vösvölgyi Street.Â
On 30 January 1933 Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany and the Nazi Third Reich was born. Two days later the radio station in Berlin’s Potsdammerstrasse broadcast a talk by a 26-year-old theologian. The address had the dry title of “The Younger Generation’s Altered Concept of Leadership” but it was political dynamite because it dealt with the so-called Führer principle. It was an idea, popular in Germany since the end of the First World War, that what the country needed was a new, strong leader to guide it back to greatness. The young theologian explained how such a leader inevitably becomes an idol and a “mis-leader”. Before he could finish, the speech was cut off.
Gábor Kubatov, the party director of the governing Fidesz, announced on Facebook last Friday that he will accept the nomination to become the new president of Hungary’s most popular football club, FTC. Kubatov was asked to lead the organisation after the previous head quit when the British owner of the club’s football section decided not to finance the team any longer. The new leader faces difficult challenges with numerous sport sections of FTC in disarray and the company managing the football team seeking a new owner.Â
Professor Dr. Hans Mommsen tackled aspects of Germany’s attempts to face its Nazi past when he delivered a lecture titled “Coming to terms with the Nazi past in the Federal Republic of Germany. Burden and Obligation” at Andrássy University last Tuesday.
or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good, by Matthew Crawford There is a detectable trend these days for the titles of books to be rather long. No more the snappy, catchy title, easily typed into a search engine or quoted in a bookshop or library – rather something which gives the game away before you’ve even looked into the work. Matthew Crawford’s book represents the trend. Its long title tells you what it’s all about in two, rather lengthy phrases.