November 15-17, 2018, Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg), Romania
A century has passed since the end of WWI, which brought about the disintegration of the major European multi-ethnic empires and the formation of smaller nation-states in Central and Eastern Europe. While the settlement might have solved some conflicts, it certainly generated new tensions and challenges, some of them defining international and interstate relations, intrastate, interethnic and social processes for the 100 years to come. Cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversity had become even more pronouncedly a key societal and discursive question, generating varied institutional and sociological responses. The 1989 post-communist regime changes added even more complexity to the question.
The main objective of this conference is to investigate both the newer and older, persisting challenges that Central and Eastern European societies and states face and to critically analyze how the CEE countries, many of whom celebrate the centenary of their statehood in the upcoming period, “came of age” as sovereign nation-states. Furthermore, the past century has been a quite intense period for some ethnic or national groups too, which ended up under the sovereignty of another state, where they did not constitute the “titular” nation. Some of these groups proved to be quite resilient, and kin-states sometimes engaged in (often quite intense and controversial) political action on their behalf. Focusing on ethnopolitics, nationalism, and populism, the conference aims to bring new added value to both to the historical assessments and the newer debates regarding these issues, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.
The organizers welcome theoretical analyses, empirical case studies or comparative papers on the challenges that Central and Eastern European states and minorities face, and on the constraints and opportunities shaped by the changing dynamics of international relations in general and the European Union in particular.
The organizers wish to express their satisfaction that the event will be the fourth in a series of international conferences that take place under the auspices of the same institutional cooperation at Cluj, following the MINEUREG, MIREMIR and PIONME conferences of 2010, 2012 and 2015.
The deadline for applying to the conference is September 9, 2018. Please complete your abstract (200-300 words), together with a brief bio, including your academic/institutional affiliation on the following link. Panel proposals including a chair, 4-5 speakers, and a discussant are also welcome. The selection of participants will be carried out no later than September 10, 2018.
The conference will be held in Cluj-Napoca, a multicultural city with rich historical heritage interesting for students of nationalism and interethnic relations. The event will be hosted by the Sapientia University.
The city can be easily reached by a number of low budget airlines. Accommodation is not covered, however, the organizers will offer assistance for participants to find cheaper accommodation facilities.
Participants are kindly requested to pay a registration fee of 50 Euro that includes the conference materials, the coffee-breaks, and two receptions. Participation in the Saturday (November 17) excursion, including a dinner and a visit to a local skanzen village will require a contribution of 30 Euro.
Further questions should be submitted to the e-mail address nationalchallenges100gmail.com.
Post-Communist Restitution of Nationalized Property – conference
The conference will take place from 9:30 on the 29th of September in the B302 classroom of the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Law, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Sapientia EMTE • University Brochure
A new brochure of the Sapientia EMTE was published in Hungarian and English which presents the university and the environment it functions in.
Conference - October 20. 2017
Arbitrability of Company Law Disputes in Central and Eastern Europe
Summer field works in Greece, 2017
This year our students participated at the summer field works in Greece in the period of 26th May – 4th June.
13th Carpathian Basin Conference for Environmental Science
The 13th Carpathian Basin Conference for Environmental Science was held between the 5th and 8th of April 2017 in Cluj-Napoca.
13rd Carpathian Basin Conference for Environmental Sciences
For further informations you may visit the website of the conference.
Geomorphology themed outdoor practice
The outdoor practice took place at the “Dragon’s Garden” (Grădina Zmeilor) near Jibou and the neighbourhood of the Roman castrum Porolissum near Moigrad.
Post-Communist Restitution of Nationalized Property
Conference announcement and call for papers, September 29, 2017
International workshop on ecosystem services provided by farmland, hosted by Sapientia University
Sustaining agricultural change through ecological engineering and optimal use of natural resources
Tree fodder as source of resilience for the traditional farming systems: reviving tree hay related knowledge in Zalánpatak (Transylvania, Romania)
Global changes are increasingly affecting human societies. Within these changes, the extreme variations in climatic conditions, including...
Zerfällt Europa? – Aktuelle Krisenherde und ihre Bewältigung im Spannungsfeld nationaler Interessen
Cluj-Napoca, October 8-9, 2015, Sapientia University
Patterns of Integration of Old and New Minorities in a Europe of Complex Diversity
Cluj-Napoca, October 8-9, 2015, Sapientia University
The Real and the Intermedial
XVI. International Film and Media Studies Conference in Transylvania. October 23-24 2015. Sapientia University. Cluj-Napoca.
Children from kindergarten visiting the Department of Environmental Science
Children of Reformed Church High School kindergarten from Cluj-Napoca visited the Department of Environmental Science on 17th July.
Mediterranean fieldwork – Greece (May 22-31, 2015)
This year on the fieldwork organized by the Department of Environmental Science in Greece participated students from the Department of Horticulture from Tg. Mureș.
The 11th Edition of the Carpathian Basin Conference on Environmental Science
Between the 6th and 9th of May 2015 the 11th Edition of the Carpathian Basin Conference on Environmental Science took place in Pécs.
Study trip to Budapest
Between May 5-9, 2015, we, the students of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Sapientia University, took part on an annual study trip to Budapest.
Trip to Răchițele and Pietrele Albe
In the middle of October we organized a trip in the Apuseni Mountains to the Pietrele Albe (meaning White Rocks) which lay under the barren Vlădeasa peak.
XV. Film and Media Studies Conference inTransylvania
Figurations of Intermediality in Film. Cluj-Napoca. October 24-25, 2014.
Ancient wood-pastures in Transylvania
Our Department in cooperation with the Film, Photography, Media Department and with the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj-Napoca made a movie about the exceptional value of the wood-pastures of Transylvania.
Field works in the Hășmaș Mountains, 2014
Between 13th and 16th of July our students together with those from the University of Szeged participated at field works in the Cheile Bicazului – Hășmaș National Park.
Field trip in Greece 2014
This year the field works in Greece were organized in cooperation with the Horticulture Department of the Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Târgu Mureş.
Waste Management Internships on the Garbage Dump of Pata Rât
The students of the 3rd year of the Department for Environmental Science participated on a field trip at the garbage dump of Pata Rât, in the neighbourhood of Cluj-Napoca.
Fieldtrip and teambuilding at Sandulesti
The sunny weekend between 8-10 November offered a great opportunity to organize our traditional initiating and teambuilding fieldtrip for students of the Environmental Science Department.
Basic First Aid – presentation
On 15 November students and teachers of the Department of Environmental Sciences had the opportunity to attend a presentation.
Donation of books from Mr. Guha Péter
The vice-President of the Helvetia-Hungaria Association from Switzerland made his donation on July 30, 2013.
The Ninth Edition of the Conference “Environmental Science in the Carpathian Basin”
This year the Ninth Edition of the Conference “Environmental Science in the Carpathian Basin” organised by the University of Miskolc in cooperation with the Sapientia University, took place on 13–15 June.
About the Study Trip in Greece
The field trip of the Environmental Studies specialisation has ended.
Launching the project “Fanatele Clujului Nature Reserve - an ignored treasure”
The Green Transylvania Association in partnership with the Enviro Scientia Association, ERKE - Transylvanian Lightpainters Association and the Tree of Life Association is launching the project “Fanatele Clujului Natural Reserve - an ignored treasure”, founded by the MOL Romania and the Environmental Partnership Foundation.
Report of a field trip to Brad2013. április 16-án reggel a Környezettudomány szak II. éves hallgatói elindultak Brád (eredeti nevén: Fenyőfalva) irány
In the morning of the 16th of April, 2013, the students of the 2nd year of the Department of Environmental Sciences visited the city of Brad under the supervision of Szende Tonk, lecturer of the faculty.
Individual Carreer Counseling
Career Office provides free advice to our students.
The Science Has Moved to Satu-Mare
Two teachers from the specialization Environmental Science held a presentation at the Reformed High School.
Workshop: Discourse Technics
The next workshop organised by the Career Counseling Office will be held on April 12 and 13, 2013 at 3 p. m.
Scientific prezentation at the Andrei Mureşanu Highscool, Dej City
On February 26th three lecturers of the Environmental Science Departament gave prezentations on "Great Explosions" with the aim of popularizing science.
For specialization Film, Photography, Media, preparation courses will take place on April 14, 2013.
International Photo Contest
The photo contest is being organised for the second time. This year's topics are: Noise, Emotions.
International Field Trips
The study trip was organised between December 11-13, 2012 on itinerary Pécs–Bátaapáti–Paks by the Department of Environmental Science.
Trip to Apuseni Mountains
In the middle of November students and professors of Environmental Science were engaged in a study tour.
The Sixth FFeST Student Film Festival
On this edition will attend more than 80 films from 7 countries.
"Academic Evening" with Kovács Zoltán Csongor
The discussion was held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7 pm in Óváry hall.
Current Political Issues in the United States of America
American lawyer Jeffrey C. Rubenstein will present the current situation of domestic and foreign policy of the United States.
Trip to Sănduleşti
The second field trip to Sănduleşti was organised by the Departament of Environmental Studies, and it took place in the middle of October.
"Academic Evening" with Barna Mezey, PhD
The discussion was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 4 p. m. in Óváry hall.
Academic Evening with Dorottya Andrási, PhD
The discussion was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Óváry hall and starts at 6 p.m.
Elections in Slovakia
The fifth meeting of the Sapientia–Jakabffy Club was held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in hall Óváry.
"Academic Evening" with Kriszt Éva, PhD
The discussion was held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Óváry hall and started at 6,30 p.m.
Diaspora and Assimilation
Discussion entitled "Diaspora and assimilation. A Debate Model" will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 18 p. m.
The Effects and Consequences of the Economical Crisis II
The fourth meeting of Sapientia-Jakabffy Club was held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 15 in room Óváry.
The Effects and Consequences of the Economical Crisis
The third meeting of Sapientia-Jakabffy Club was held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 15 in room Óváry.
2012 Admission Dates
Important dates for the admission are:
The Transition from the Old to the new Civil Code
The first public presentation organised by the Institute of Juridical Sciences in the new academic year will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 6 o'clock in the main building of the University.
Results of the Workshop Participation
Below you can watch the shorts created during the Szőts István workshop in Miskolc, Hungary. Entries will be seen soon wathable on DVD also.
Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the Sapientia University organises competition for cleaner position.
At the Ist NGO Fest
The Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the Sapientia University was represented by students again on the NGO Festival (June 4-6, 2010).
Law on Sapientia University
In summer 2010 students can gain admission to the specialization of Law of the Faculty of Sciences and Arts.
Ferdinandy at Sapientia
Pallas-Akademia Publishing in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the Sapientia University, organises a meeting of writer-reader combined with the presentation of Ferdinandy György's book entitled 'Tropical Love'.
Days of the Open Gates on Sapientia University
The Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the Sapientia University, organised the Days of the Open Gates between 3 to 8 May 2010. It can be said that the organizers tried to be as interactive as possible, so the programs organised by various departments were not focused on certain days of activities, but rather during the whole week.
We Are Cooperating with the University of Szeged
Cooperation agreement was signed with the University of Szeged, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics, Department of Ecology. Cooperation has resulted in expansion of science and to promote the development of the bachelors and the graduates.
From Sapientia to Brussels
Fourty students hit the road at dawn towards Brussels on 18 April. The one-week trip was organised for students from Sapientia University, specialising in International Relations and European Studies. The purpose of the study trip was to present the EU bodies.
It was decided in Bucharest. On April 22, 2010 the specialization Film, Photography, Media was accredited.
"Academic Evening" with Nagy Ágnes
The discussion will be held on Monday, April 26, 2010 in Óváry hall and will start at 6 p.m.
Songs at Sapientia
The opening of the exhibition called "Songs" will take place on March 18, 2010 from 5 p. m. in the main building of the Sapientia University (str Matei Corvin nr. 4).
Zádor Anna Award for Our Professor
Lupescu Radu, PhD won the award for young historians of architecture created by Anna Zádor Foundation of Hungary.
Commemorative Board for Prince Bocskai
The unveiling of the commemorative board in memory of Prince Bocskai took place Saturday, February 27, 2010 starting at 12 p.m. in the main building of the University.
Wreaths to the Prince
To commemorate the memory of the Transylvanian prince the Protestant Theologic Institute and Istvan Bocskai Association of Hungary have organised a festive event on February 19, 2010.
The Membership is Official
The Faculty of Sciences and Arts of the Sapientia University is now an official member of ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research).
Very Short Films Festival
Between 7-9 May 2010, 51 very short films, coming from around the world will be screened almost simultaneously in 25 cities in Romania and in other cities in 13 countries. All entries follow a single rule: not to exceed 3 minutes.
The European Union and Social Challenges of Our Time
The European Studies Department of Sapientia University organizes a scientific conference on the subject of "EU and social challenges of our time" which starts on December 4, 2009 at 16 o'clock in Room Óváry, central building of the University. The review of three books will be part of the event.
The Third Edition of FFeST Has Ended
Student Film Festival "FFeST, organized in cooperation of three universities in Cluj (Babeş-Bolyai University, Sapientia University and University of Art and Design) although it started slow, had an unexpected presence.