|Romaversitas Invisible College
H 1078 Budapest, Nefelejcs utca 39.
Tel./Fax (36) 1 352-4500
The Romaversitas Invisible College was founded by the Roma Civil
Rights' Foundation in 1996. It became an independent foundation in 2001.
In 2001 twelve Romaversitas students graduated from various Hungarian universities.
Our mission is the supplementary training, financial, moral and
intellectual support of talented Roma students enrolled in higher education institutes
and, through this, the promotion of the idea and practice of equal opportunities.
The program is the first initiative of its kind in Hungary.
Compulsory training program
Each student selects a topic and a tutor who is an acknowledged
expert of the field. The student develops the topic in close cooperation with the tutor
and writes a paper at the end of each term to summarize the result of his/her work.
The students undertake to learn a modern language (preferably
English) in a language school, one-to-one classes or groups. After two semesters they must
take an elementary level language exam, and at the end of the fourth semester an
intermediate level exam.
The students do four modules of the ECDL training. If the student
requires, the College funds the completion of the whole course (7 modules), in which case
the student is awarded an internationally acknowledged certificate.
Open University Lecture Series
The college also organises programs that discuss the results of the
latest research on Roma issues and the social conflicts concerning the Roma community,
with the participation of experts in the field.
Personal development training (group and individual)
Community building programs
Skill development programs
Scholarships for tutors
The Board Members of Romaversitas Invisible College
Zsuzsanna Csillag Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Budapest College of Management
Ágnes Erdélyi Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy, ELTE Budapest
Ferenc Eros Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Pécs
Dr László Fórika LL.M.
Advisor to the Ombudsman of Minority Rights (Romaversitas Alumnus)
Regional Director, Civic Education Project Central Europe
Mihály Hamburger Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, ELTE Budapest
Director of the Roma Civil Rights' Foundation
Sociologist, Educational Director, European Roma Rights Center
The Directors of Romaversitas Invisible College
Ágnes Daróczi Program Director
Gábor Havas Educational Director
OSI-Higher Education Support Program
The Association of Hungarian Film Clubs
The British Council
Civic Education Project Hungary
Szabó Ervin Library
The World Bank