Batthyány Society of Professors

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Batthyány Society of Professors
Professzorok Batthyány Köre
Abbreviation PBK
Formation June 3, 1995; 21 years ago (1995-06-03)
Type independent association (NGO), with support from the Batthyány Foundation
Purpose "to provide a framework for the activity of university professors who are strongly committed to traditional European social virtues and are willing to act for a better society"
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Region served
Rezső Lovas
Affiliations Batthyány Foundation

The Batthyány Society of Professors (Hungarian: Professzorok Batthyány Köre) is a Hungarian association of conservative university professors founded in 1995 as a non-governmental organization. Members are committed to what they call "traditional European social virtues" and they aim to "give intellectual stimulation to the Hungarian nation thereby contributing to its spiritual and economic development". The society supports political parties and politicians who "work for a 'civic' Hungary".[1]

The Society is affiliated with the Lajos Batthyány Foundation, an association aiming at the promotion of a "Hungarian political mentality committed to the Hungarian people and nation, focussing[sic!] on European unity and resting on common Christian values and a democratic parliamentary governing".[2]

Renowned members[edit]

As of March 2012 the Society has 213 members.[3] Some of the more renowned are:


  1. ^ "Batthyány Society of Professors" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Batthyány Foundation - About us" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Professzorok Batthyány Köre - Tagjaink" (in Hungarian). 2 February 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012.