WHAT IS COGNITIVE SCIENCE?
Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind. It is a combination of
- neuroscience, psychology, modeling / artificial intelligence, philosophy and linguistics.
The Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science (BSCS) is a study abroad program established in 2003, possessing a solid combination of rich traditions and academic excellence.
Budapest is an hub of a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and research; and is a vibrant city that boasts a bustling Central European experience with a growing, English-speaking academic community centered around the city's numerous prestigious Universities and Institutes. The capital of Hungary therefore is not only an economic, cultural end educational center of the region, but has also successfully adapted herself to the new global realities of the 21st century. See the following videos about Budapest and BSCS:
Call for Students and Program Description for 2013
Lecturers headlining the program between 2004-2009 included the following distinguished Professors:
Colin Allen (Indiana U, Bloomington), Carl Craver (Washington U, St.Louis), John Bickle (Mississippi State U), John Kihlstrom (UC Berkeley); Péter Érdi (Kalamazoo College), Lilia Gurova (NBU Sofia), George Kampis (ELTE Budapest), Olga Markic (U Ljubljana), Ichiro Tsuda (Hokkaido University), Ron Chrisley (Sussex U, Brighton), Adam Miklósi (ELTE Budapest)
BSCS Alumni include students from the following Colleges and Universities:
USA: Carleton Coll., Northwestern U., Kalamazoo Coll., U. Cincinnati, Binghamton U., Birmingham Southern Coll., U. Southern Connecticut, Dartmouth College, Vassar College, Franklin and Marshall College, UC Berkeley, Middlebury College, Bates College;
Europe: Uni Osnabrueck, Eötvös University, U. Ljubljana, U. Vienna, Comenius University, New Bulgarian University, Krakow University
OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE
The Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science (in short BSCS) is an undergraduate study abroad program for students from the US and other countries aimed at broadening their understanding of cognitive science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Lecturers of the Program are distinguished experts with noteworthy international research and teaching experience.
AFFILIATION WITH EÖTVÖS UNIVERSITY
The Program is run by the Hungarian Cognitive Science Association (www.makog.hu) and BSCS-US LLC, Kalamazoo, Michigan and is affiliated with Eötvös University of Budapest (Hungary) via a bilateral contract authorising BSCS to use the name and the facilities of the University. Academic supervision is provided by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of Eotvos University that also assumes responsibility for (http://hps.elte.hu).
Eötvös University (pronounced Ötvösh, 'ö' as in German) is Hungary's leading science and liberal arts university. Founded in 1635 by Cardinal Péter Pázmány as a Catholic institution, the University owes its name to Baron Loránd Eötvös (1848-1919), an eminent statesman and physicist with considerable reputation in his own time. He was first to provide compelling evidence on the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass, as early as in 1889. Today, the University has more than 30,000 students and is dispersed in several locations and buildings in the bustling Budapest downtown. The most recently built facility is the Lagymanyos Campus where BSCS courses are held (hereafter Campus). The University’s own home page provides further details and background information, please visit http://www.elte.hu/en.