‘With knowledge for an inclusive Hungary.’ This motto represented on the wall of the largest auditorium of the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education at ELTE is the ars poetica of our Faculty. The Bárczi was founded more than 110 years ago as the world's first special teacher-training institution in higher education.
It both preserves its traditions and constantly modernises itself at the same time. It maintains its leading position among teacher training institutions in Hungary and in the Central - Eastern European region, while contributing to the outstanding performance of Hungary’s most popular university of sciences. A variety of prominent representatives of diverse fields and disciplines, among others – special needs education, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, disability studies, medicine, biology, and others – work here, continuing the dialogue of several scientific canons and schools while conducting teaching and research activities. However, there is a common aim: to train professionals who are well prepared and equipped with evidence-based knowledge, and who can contribute to a society where no one is segregated from services and communities due to disability or any other personal characteristics.
Péter Zászkaliczky, Dean