At the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences there is several ongoing research, both in research centres and individually. The most important researches are carried out in research groups and at research centres.

The currently operating research centres (eg. Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Competition Law Research Centre) won more than 100 Million HUF in the last five years for research in environmental law and competition law. Several other research projects were funded by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, for example on the operation of the state between the two world wars in the successor states of the Monarchy; or the appreciation of competition in Hungary.

The research centres are institutionalised forms of organising research and currently the following research centres are operating at the Faculty:

Competition Law Research Centre

Research groups are focusing on a specific topic where research is carried out on an ad hoc basis. Currently the following research groups are operating at the Faculty:

  • Ereky István research group
  • Flachbarth Erno Research Group on Minority Law
  • Ius naturale research group
  • Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) groups:

  • The comparative analysis of collective redress mechanisms
  • Regulae Iuris research group

We have to highlight the research groups operating under the project TÁMOP-4.2.1.B-11/2/KMR-2011-0002 - Development of Scientific Research at PKKE:

  • Ereky István Research Group on public welfare and governance
  • Heller Farkas Institution - Governance and public welfare
  • Environmental protection - Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
  • Research Group on Private Law
  • Research Group on Growth, Competitiveness and Employment
  • Regulae Iuris research group
  • Competition Law Reserach Centre's Research Group on public welfare and governance

Our Faculty won several Jean Monnet programmes recently. We are currently carrying out the following programmes:

The Jean Monnet programmes are financed by the European Commissionl. Further information on the programmes is available here.