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Faculty of International Management and Business


Faculty of International Management and Business
Dr. László Nyusztay
Department of International Relations
Professor Emeritus, visiting lecturer
Dr. László Nyusztay
  • Office:1165 Budapest, Diósy L. u. 22-24.
  • Building:Building D, 2nd Floor, Room 28
  • Phone:+36 1 467-7880
  • Internal extension:880


My academic degrees: economy (BA), political science (MA) international political relations (PhD). I spent a few decades in the practice of diplomacy in Hungarian ministries and foreign postings, in leading positions. My teaching activities have been related to Corvinus University, its predecessors and to Budapest Business School, later BBS - University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of International Management and Business. My main subjects: International Relations and Institutions, General and Specialised Diplomacies, European Political Cooperation, and Transitology - Understanding Central-Eastern Europe (in English). Beside my classes, I have been taking part, since the beginning, in students' mentoring, supervising diploma theses and students' scientific research and conferences, At my university I was taking part in the formation and management of various teaching units, courses and departments. For my diplomatic and higher educational activities I have been honoured with various awards. I was/am member of Hungarian Foreign Affairs Society and Hungarian-Egyptian and Hungarian-Indian Friendship Societies. Since 1998, I am acting as a Visiting Professor of Bologna University, Institute of Political Science, lecturing in BA and MA courses about foreign policies and regional cooperation in East-Central Europe. Since the 2010s I started acting as head of an MA course and a visiting lecturer at SAPIENTIA Hungarian University in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania where I received the title "University Professor Honoris Causa" in 2018. I fulfilled my diplomatic duties with my higher degrees in English, Russian and Italian languages. A part of my courses in Hungarian and foreign institutes of higher education I deliver in English for more than two decades. I am continously doing scientific research, till now I have published nearly 100 items (edited books, academic textbooks, studies, articles, conference lectures, book reviews, encyclopaedia entries, etc., in Hungary and abroad.

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Professional career

  • 1969-1992Ministry of Culture and Education, desk officer and managerial posts
  • 1974-1978Deputy Director of the Hungarian Scientific and Cultural Centre, Cairo
  • 1987-1992Director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New-Delhi, Counsellor of the Embassy
  • 1990-1992Doctoral School of J. Nehru University, New-Delhi, PhD studies completed
  • 1992-2004Teaching staff member of the College of Foreign Trade
  • 1999awarded by the National Council of Student Researchers with "Golden Medal for Master Lecturers"
  • 1998-2004part time chief-adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Department, Cabinet Bureau
  • 2004-2007Deputy Head of Mission, Hungarian Embassy in Rome, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  • 2006honoured by Secretary of State, MFA, for his work
  • 2007-2014back to BBS FIMB as professor, in various managerial posts and working bodies, editorial boards
  • 2011-2015part time visiting lecturer of diplomacy at Corvinus University Budapest
  • 2012honoured with "Pro innovation et Scientia" award for educational, scientific and organisational activities
  • 2012Co-founder of the "Visegrad Department" of Bologna University, Forlí Campus

Research areas

  • International relations and organisations
  • regional and sub-regional cooperation in Europe
  • history and development of Visegrad Four
  • Development of diplomacy in our age