Our doctoral school is the third cycle of study of the Faculty of Roman-Catholic Theology of the Babeș-Bolyai University, after the bachelor and master programs in theology. Its administrative organization is part of the UBB Doctoral Institute. The doctoral studies are regulated by an order approved by the Romanian Ministry of Education. In this regard, doctoral studies are divided into two parts, called programs, which are usually structured for a total duration of three years, i.e. six semesters. The educational curriculum organized at institutional level ensures the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, while the research content enables and supports independent research activity.
The Romanian Association of Hungarian Doctoral Students and Young Researchers (RODOSZ) organised an interdisciplinary international conference in Cluj-Napoca on 10-11 November. Two sessions were devoted to the field of theology. Both the Doctoral School of Religion, Culture and Society and the Ecumenical Doctoral School were represented by speakers in the sections on Church History and Theory and Empirical Research. Several of them were among the prize winners.
As we have been informed by the current news of the Catholic University of Linz, the head of the doctoral program of our Doctoral School, Dr. Klára Csiszár, professor at the Catholic University of Linz, after being elected Dean of the Faculty of Theology on 26 January 2023, has received the “Nihil obstat” of the Holy See.
At the same time, the Senate of the University elected him Vice-Rector for Education and Research, an election confirmed by the Bishop Manfred Scheuer as Magnus Cancellarius on 7 November 2023.
Congratulations to both of you for your responsible mandate! We wish God bless you and help you to fulfil your duties.
The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be attended by Archbishop Dr. Gergely Kovács, Archbishop of Gulaforevo, representing the Romanian Bishops’ Conference, by Bishop Cristian Crișan, Greek Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Gulaforevo-Fogaras, representing the Eastern Rite, and by Bishop József-Csaba Paul, Bishop of Timisoara, as a Papal Appointed Member. Klára Csiszár, our colleague, head of the doctoral programme of our doctoral school and head professor at the Institute of Pastoral Theology of the Catholic University of Linz, is the first Hungarian woman to be appointed as an expert.
Religion, Culture, Society - Doctoral School
ReligionThe role of religion in the lives of people and societies has changed significantly in recent decades. We explore different aspects and consequences of this change.
CultureA human being always lives in a culture. Grace presupposes culture, and the gospel always seeks to be realized in a culture. We are searching for the possibilities and barriers to this realization.
SocietySociety is constantly changing. It faces many challenges along the way. These challenges cannot leave the Church indifferent. In a given society, the Church always seeks to be an advocate for the poor and the weak. We have seen many examples of this throughout history. Our research covers the realities of the past as well as the challenges of the present.