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Stephaneum - Campus in Piliscsaba,Hungary

Piliscsaba is a village in Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary, located to the extreme northwest of Pest County near the border of Komárom-Esztergom in a valley between the Buda and Pilis hills. It is accessible by Road 10 and lies on the Budapest-Esztergom rail line, 24 km (15 mi) from center of Budapest. The surrounding hills are 200-400 meters high.

In Piliscsaba is one of the five faculties of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.It is a public university of the Catholic Church in Hungary, recognized by the State. Founded in the 17th century, the PPKE is one of Hungary's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education.The university has five faculties and two institutes.Three faculties and an institute is located in Budapest, the Faculty of Humanities is at Piliscsaba.

The Piliscsaba campus was created from a Soviet barrack, on 220,000 m˛. As it is situated in a nature reserve, only pavilion-like buildings were allowed to be built which don't interfere with the landscape's harmony. Its buildings were designed by the group of Imre Makovecz and it has become an architectural landmark. The campus has a train station (since 1995) and a bus stop (since 1996) on its own; it is accessible from Budapest centre in less than an hour. Most of its students commute on a daily basis, but it has dormitories for the other students at the venue and in the town.

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