The University of Pécs, the oldest university in Hungary, was founded in 1367. Today it is one of the largest Institutions of Higher Education in the country and offers a wide spectrum of courses to some 23,000 students in approximately 500 different study programmes. The highly qualified academic staff are a guarantee that students are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge to the highest, internationally recognised standards and so earn a degree which is highly competitive in today’s labour market. The University offers a unique range of scientific fields in its 10 faculties.
The University of Pécs provides a truly international learning environment. The University has conducted degree programmes in English for more than 30 years and so has become one of the most internationalized universities in Hungary. We are proud to host more than 2,600 international students each year – students who come from more than 80 countries world-wide. The university offers more than 50 degree programmes and preparatory courses for international students taught in English and German.
The University of Pécs is also actively involved in many different mobility programmes and has twice received the Erasmus Quality Award for its achievements. The main goal of the international strategy of the University of Pécs is to facilitate high-value opportunities for lecturers and students to conduct research and obtain higher educational experience in international environments all over the world. The University of Pécs works unceasingly on expanding and improving its cooperation with universities of international character. It has extensive partnership agreements with excellent universities in Europe, the United States of America and Asia. Beside active exchange programmes, the University of Pécs is a leading organizer of many international events and conferences.
Science, research and innovation: The University of Pécs functions as a knowledge centre for innovation in the South Transdanubian Region. Nearly 2,000 members of our teaching and research staff at our 10 faculties participate in research projects, whilst 22 doctoral schools offer PhD and DLA degrees covering a wide spectrum of knowledge.
Located in Central Europe in the South Western part of Hungary, Pécs is a culturally diverse and stimulating city with vivid student life. Pécs, the European Capital of Culture in 2010, is the fifth largest city in Hungary with a population of 150,000. One can experience vibrant student life day and night in this truly University City with its many cafes, restaurants and bars and can live in a uniquely beautiful setting among many historic buildings in the city of Pécs – a major UNESCO World Heritage site.
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