The Doctoral School of History accredited in Hungary was born from the association of two doctoral programs accredited by the New York Board of Regents, US, namely, the Doctoral Program of Medieval Studies (1996) and the Doctoral Program of History (1997).
The aim of both these programs is to integrate the comparative study of regional cultures, multidisciplinary methodologies, a unique geographic location, a truly diversified, multinational faculty, as well as modern facilities and assets so as to provide new directions of research into the historical issues associated with a region of major importance.
A common doctoral school facilitates the research on these issues on the basis of sources spanning a wider historical period; in this way doctoral candidates working on post-medieval topics will achieve a better knowledge of the historical roots of their subjects and, at the same time, doctoral candidates working on medieval topics will acquire a wider and more modern context for integrating the results of their research.
The Doctoral School of History is divided into two programs:
Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, ca. 1500-2000 (hereafter Comparative History Program)
Interdisciplinary Medieval, Byzantine and Late Antique Studies (hereafter Medieval Studies Program).
See more about the doctoral school at this link.