Sándor Imre, professor of pedagogy realized in the 1920's the need of a distinct institute for psychology at the University of Szeged. In 1926 he submitted his proposal for the new institute of psychology to the Faculty of Humanities. His initiative was supported enthusiastically by Bartók György Málnási, professor of philosophy. On 18 December, 1929, Kuno Klebelsberg, minister of education founded the Pedagogy-Psychology Institute at the University of Szeged. Klebelsberg appointed Hildebrand Dezso Várkonyi (1888-1971), a Benedictine priest teacher as head of the new institute. With this event the first institute of psychology was founded in Hungary. This paper follows through the institutional history of psychology at the University of Szeged from the foundation of the institute until the present.
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