Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE) - Hungary

ELTE logoThe Eötvös Loránd University has eight faculties: Science, Informatics, Law and Political Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Psychology, Elementary and Nursery School Teacher Training and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education. Its programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board.

Today, 90% of the teaching staff has an academic degree, and more than 40 of the professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. These figures rank the university as a leading institution in the country. Over the last hundred years, the university has had four Nobel Prize laureates among its teachers and alumni. The current number of students enrolled yearly has reached 32 000, and there is an academic staff of 1800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers.

The department of Environmental and Landscape Geography is responsible for subjects dealing with sustainability also in BSc, MSc and PhD-level (for example Basics of Environmental Protection; Sustainable Energy Management; Resource and Waste Management; Autonomous Communities – Sustainable Systems). Its research work focuses mainly on sustainable resource management and land use. The department has a stuff of 12 university teachers and 8 PhD-students.

The recent project’s operational management will be realized by the project staff of the department. The financial management will be coordinated by the central office of the university.

Role of ELTE in the project:

  • Coordinate to the mapping exercise in Hungary and complete the template for data collection.
  • Write a case study for the leading practice publication.
  • Assist in the development of an online platform of resources as well as get familiarised and review the online tool.
  • Translate project materials into the national language.
  • Contribute to the bi-annual newsletters.
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project outputs, outcomes and future network activities.
  • Participate and actively contribute to the discussions generated in regional and annual meetings, seminars and conference.

Operational and financial management:

  • The project team will coordinate the above administrative and academic project activities.
  • Financial administration will be handled by project team who will liaise internally with the institution’s finance department.


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