The University of Pécs with its 20 000 students, with more than 3800 international students, with 1 400 lecturers and researchers, with its 10 faculties is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary and the centre of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. Its roots date back to 1367.
The UP represents classical values, while the challenges of present and future times are being adapted successfully as well. Covering a wide range of educational areas, it reaches out far beyond the city of Pécs. The UP operates an independent faculty in Szekszárd and runs significant training programmes in the towns of Kaposvár, Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg.
- Full name: University of Pécs (Pécsi Tudományegyetem)
- Abbreviation: UP (PTE)
- Address: Hungary, H-7622 Pécs, Vasvári Pál utca 4.
- Postal address: 7602 Pécs, Pf. 219.
- Rector: Dr. József Bódis
- Phone: +36 72/501-500
- Fax: +36 72/501-508
- E-mail: info[at]pte.hu, info[at]english.pte.hu, info[at]deutsch.pte.hu
The more than 300 training programmes cover almost every field of science and art. The reputation and popularity of the university is enhanced by the great number of foreign students attracted to us by the courses held in foreign languages, the various exchange programmes and the 15 colleges for advanced studies. There are approximately 1000 doctoral candidates studying in the framework of the PhD/DLA programmes, representing the highest level of education.
The University of Pécs set the internationalization of the institution as a strategic and development priority. As part of this the UP offers more then 45 full and several short training programmes in English as well as in other foreign languages. Beginning in June 2016, short training programmes await foreign students in the framework of a unique summer “trimester”. One of the main objectives of internationalization is to duplicate the number of foreign students studying at the University of Pécs before 2020, so the city of Pécs can become an even more pulsating intercultural centre in Eastern-Central Europe. Thanks to its extensive networks of partnership and exchange programmes with excellent universities in Europe, the United States and Asia, at the moment there are approximately 3300 foreign students studying at the University of Pécs, coming from more than 105 countries.
More infromation: http://international.pte.hu
Due to the successful implementation of the Bologna education system, students can get involved in a dynamic, interoperable European higher education system. Instead of taking the traditional college and university courses, students first acquire an undergraduate (BA or BSc) degree, and then a Master's degree (MA or MSc). Those students who decided o dedicate some more years to science may apply for a doctoral training (PhD or DLA) as well.
Research and science at the UP
The University of Pécs is one of the leading research universities in the country with a huge professional research background. The Szentágothai Research Centre is home to a number of medical and scientific researches. The university has 22 doctoral schools which cover a broad spectrum of science and arts. The University of Pécs puts a lot of emphasis on talent management. There are several academic colleges and student circles to support the academic work of UP students.
The University of Pécs is one of the five higher education institutions that bears the title of „Excellent University”. Several high quality research projects representing international standards are being implemented at its ten faculties and the Clinical Centre. Owing to the different profiles of its faculties, the scientific activities of the university are exceptionally extensive, multi-layered and diverse. One can find these activities in the fields of medicine, life sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as fine art, applied arts and music.
Health care system
The UP Clinical Centre is one of the largest health care providers in Hungary. With its 29 health care units, nearly 3 000 staff members the centre have provided health care for several decades in Pécs and in the surrounding region. The Centre also plays an active role in the practical education of medical students and health care professionals. Working in close collaboration with the Medical School and the Faculty of Health Sciences, it combines high-level knowledge with modern medical techniques.