Study Biology in English at Eötvös Loránd University
(ELTE), Budapest, Europe!
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• Conditions of teachingThe academic year
As a rule the academic
year starts in the first week of September and ends in the first or second
week of July, it is organized in two semesters.* The first semester ends
and the second begins in the first week of February. At the end of each
semester there is a 5-6 week period, reserved only for examinations and
consultations (if requested). In each of the semesters there is a week
void of tuition. (*The exact
dates can change slightly from year to year.)
The 130 permanent participants of teaching biology are enthusiastic
practitioners of their profession. Eighty percent of the teachers have
Ph.D. degree and several years of international experience in research
and teaching. In addition to their dedication to teaching, each of them
has intensive research activity of their own, and many of them as renowned
participants of international research collaborations.
The thirteen departments of the Biology Institute are responsible
for teaching the different fields of biology on the new science campus
of Eötvös Loránd University. They are located
in the Biology Building, where five, modern lecture halls, numerous seminar
rooms and well-equipped laboratories ensure excellent conditions for teaching
in each department. (Take a short “Virtual
tour in the Biology Building” !)
There are ten large collections on the campus of the Faculty of Natural
Sciences, which are specialized to different sciences. The collection
of the library in the Biology Institute possesses more than 100,000 volumes
of books and journals. Students are free to use these as well as the volumes
in the nine other libraries, the central library of
Eötvös Loránd University and the smaller libraries of the different departments.
Photocopying and computer centers with access to the Internet are
available for students. Each registered student is entitled to an e-mail
The University has a wide range of sport facilities including swimming pools, various sports grounds, tennis courts and running tracks.
Student representatives are present in all decision-making bodies
at departmental, institution, faculty and university level. The Student
Association arranges all kinds of cultural, sporting and leisure programs,
and also organizes meetings for foreign students. All enrolled students
are entitled to participate in these programs and associations.