University of Pécs
Name of the organization in its native language: Pécsi Tudományegyetem
Name of the organization in English: University of Pécs
Address: 48-as tér 1, Pécs, 7622, Hungary
Statutory representative: Prof. Dr. Miseta Attila DSc.
With nearly 20.000 students (4,200 foreign students), 2.000 researchers, 21 doctoral schools and 10 faculties, University of Pécs (PTE) is one of the largest research universities in Hungary. Its roots dating back to 1367. PTE provides a wide range of training in the fields of medicine and health sciences, engineering, informatics, natural and social sciences, arts and sports sciences. PTE Szentágothai János Research Centre provides the latest technologies for researchers and students on diverse fields. 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. 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.
Besides, the University’s 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 17 colleges for advanced studies. The PhD/DLA programmes are representing the highest level of education.
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 and even abroad in Zombor.
The University set the internationalization of the institution as a strategic and development priority. As part of this the UP offers more then 70 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 4500 foreign students studying at the University of Pécs, coming from more than 114 countries.
Besides being the oldest university in the country, the University of Pécs has earned a prominent position in terms of international excellence as well. The entire institution, as well as many of our faculties and study programmes took leading positions in highly recognized international rankings. See details at: https://international.pte.hu/international-relations/international-rankings
Dr Dániel Kehl
Deputy Director, Head of International Recruitment