History

Hungary's largest multidisciplinary collegium was established in 1996 on a private initiative. The founder, Balázs Tombor, offered a significant funds to train outstandingly talented young people who are committed to the well-being of their country and community proper.


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The 1990s

In 1996, the largest workshop in Hungary was established on a private initiative, going beyond the traditional school system and providing high-level training in several disciplines. The founding Tombor family has offered a significant sum to set up an institution aimed at embracing and training highly talented young people committed to the well-being of the country. MCC students were initially high school and higher education students. Professionals with both domestic and international experience took part in the work that was ground-breaking and gap-filling from an educational point of view. In addition to the training sessions, the tutoring system was launched, the first monthly lecture series of the MCC began, where students could meet renowned lecturers, and several students were able to gain lasting knowledge on a study trip abroad as early as the first years.

The 2000s

MCC set out to organize a collegium with residency options, while continuously modernizing its organizational operating model. Dr. Miklós Maróth became the director of MCC, and all specializations taught at the institution came under separate supervision. With the successful completion of the preparatory work, in September 2001 the collegium opened its doors with 47 resident students on Gellért Hill, 51 Somlói út. The aim of MCC was not to operate as a university and thus to develop an all-encompassing training model based on shared knowledge. Instead, the institution began offering two-year courses which provided certificates in law, economics, social sciences, international relations, and communications. These were open to students who successfully completed the Junior program. Following the specialized trainings, students were also able to gain admission to the Leadership Training Academy, which started in 2009 with the expressed aim of providing young people with a unique preparation, worldview and international mind-set. In addition to renewing the training system, starting in 2008, MCC also appeared on the book market as a co-publisher.

The 2010s

In order to continuously expand its activities, MCC launched its Transylvanian secondary school program in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár) and Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely), which was accompanied by a training for university students within a few years. Another turning point came in 2015, when MCC opened its doors for to the primary school age group and launched its Youth Talent Program as well. Here, students were able to gain practical experience in areas not taught in the public education model, but at the same time closely related to everyday life, thus helping them to find the development opportunities that best suit their interests, abilities, personalities and to base their future career decisions. In 2017, MCC was the first to expand its training portfolio by organizing public leadership trainings with the launch of the Transylvanian Political School. In 2018, two more postgraduate courses were launched: the Transcarpathian Public Leadership Program, and then the Women Public Leadership Program.

The 2020s

These programs were set up with the aim of enriching the participants with practical public knowledge in addition to the skills development trainings, so that they could be influential opinion formers of their own community. Also launched in 2018, an initiative supporting Roma youth, the Roma Talent Program, and the training portfolio of the University Program were expanded this year with the specialization called Mindset Psychology.