University of Pécs

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University of Pécs
Pécsi Tudományegyetem[1][2]
Logo univpecs.svg
Latin: Universitas Quinqueecclesiensis
Other name
PTE, UP
TypePublic
Established1912 (claiming 1367)
Academic affiliations
Compostela Group of Universities, EDUC – European Digital UniverCity,[3] European University Foundation,[4] University Network of European Capitals of Culture,[5] Danube Rector's Conference,[6] European Association for International Education,[7] European Universities Association,[8] Conference of Alps-Adriatic Universities[9]
RectorDr Attila Miseta
Academic staff
1400[10]
Students20,000[10]
Location,
46°04′27″N 18°14′16″E / 46.07418280°N 18.23772200°E / 46.07418280; 18.23772200Coordinates: 46°04′27″N 18°14′16″E / 46.07418280°N 18.23772200°E / 46.07418280; 18.23772200
CampusUrban
Websiteinternational.pte.hu Edit this at Wikidata

The University of Pécs (UP; Hungarian: Pécsi Tudományegyetem; PTE) is an institution of higher education in Hungary. The modern university was established in 1912 but has its roots in the medieval university founded in Pécs in 1367 by King Louis I the Great. A total of 20,000 students presently attend the University of Pécs, approximately 4,500 of whom are international students studying in English or German.[11][12]

History[edit]

The first university of Hungary was established in Pécs by King Louis I of Hungary in 1367,[13] the letters patent issued by Pope Urban V, similar to that of the University of Vienna. The university existed for a few decades, then split into two schools, one of jurisprudence and one of theology in the course of the 15th century. The university was completely discontinued during Ottoman occupation, then restarted in 1785 by Joseph II moving the Royal Academy from Győr to Pecs. In 1802 the Royal Academy was moved back to Győr by the order of Francis I, and higher education was discontinued in Pecs until 1833, when the bishop of Pecs in conjunction with the city senate founded the Pecs Academy, comprising a legal and a philosophical faculty.

The modern University of Pécs was founded in 1912, and was originally located in Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). Following World War I Pozsony became part of the newly formed Czechoslovakia. In 1921, the university moved to Pécs, where it remained to this day. In 1951 the medical faculty was separated from the university, and until 2000 was a separate institution. The university was renamed Janus Pannnonius University in 1982. The present University of Pécs was created on January 1, 2000, via the merger of Janus Pannonius University, the Medical University of Pécs and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd.

In 2004 the Pollack Mihály Technical College is transformed into a full-fledged university faculty under the name of Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering. In 2005 The Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development is established as the tenth faculty of the university. The College of Health Sciences becomes a full-fledged university faculty under the name of Faculty of Health Sciences in 2006. The name of the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering becomes Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology In considering the merger of the Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development is formed. In 2015 the university had nine faculties. In 2016 The Faculty of Pharmacy will soon be established, and as a result, the University of Pécs will once again, feature ten faculties. [13] After World War I, when Hungary lost most of its territory, the university was re-established in 1923 from Elisabeth (Erzsébet) University which escaped from the city of Pozsony (Bratislava, presently the capital city of Slovakia). The Elisabeth University of Sciences had four faculties (Arts, Law, Medicine and Theology) with several outstanding professors teaching in the Medical School (Pál Heim, Béla Entz, Géza Mansfeld, just to mention a few of them). In 1951 the Medical School became a separate, independent institution under the name of the Medical University of Pécs. It underwent substantial infrastructural development in the 1960s and 1970s: the new clinical and basic science blocks were built during this period. Besides the general medicine program, training in dentistry and pharmacy were launched in 1973 and 2001. Meanwhile, the English Program in General Medicine was implemented in 1984, the first medical education program of its kind in Central Europe. A similar German Program was initiated in 2004.[14]

Science, research, and innovation[edit]

The Szentágothai Research Centre of the University of Pécs is a research institute established on the basis of modern international science organizational and management normatives.[15] The Technology Transfer Office has been at the disposal of researchers, students and business partners.[16]

Education[edit]

As a part of the European higher education system, UP operates in the terms of the Bologna process offering the three-tier system consisting of bachelor level programs (BA, BSc) which last 6–8 semesters, master level programs (MA, MSc) with a duration of 2–4 semesters and doctoral level programs (PhD, DLA). Additionally, the university offers one-tier, undivided, long-term master's degree programs (5–6 years) in the domain of medicine, law, arts and engineering. Furthermore, interested students have the opportunity to experience short programs, such as preparatory courses, summer universities, and partial trainings.[17]

Faculties[edit]

Faculty of Business and Economics[edit]

Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development[edit]

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology[edit]

Faculty of Health Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the youngest Faculties of our University where teaching began in 1990.

[18]

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences represents three main disciplines: humanities, social sciences and psychology/education. The Faculty is one of the largest at UP.[19]

Faculty of Law[edit]

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts[edit]

The Faculty of Music and Visual Arts in Pécs is the only centre of higher education in Hungary that integrates training in music and fine arts.[20]

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

Medical School[edit]

The Medical School of UP is one of only four Medical Schools in Hungary. The University of Pécs established its first English-taught program in 1984 (it was the first in Hungary) and the German program in 2004.[21]

International Studies Center[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Pécs – Study in Hungary". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "website of the Pécsi Tudományegyetem". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "EDUC – European Digital UniverCity". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ "European University Foundation". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  5. ^ "University Network of European Capitals of Culture". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Danube Rector's Conference". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  7. ^ "European Association for International Education". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  8. ^ "European Universities Association". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Conference of Alps-Adriatic Universities". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b "About the University of Pécs". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  11. ^ "About the University of Pécs".
  12. ^ "Information for parents".
  13. ^ a b "UP Story – 650 years". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  14. ^ ÁOK, PTE. "Medical School – Főoldal". Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Szentágothai Research Centre of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  16. ^ "The Technology Transfer Office of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Study Programs of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Faculty of Music and Visual Arts of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  21. ^ "Medical School of the University of Pécs". Retrieved 15 April 2021.

References[edit]

  • Pécsi Tudományegyetem: University of Pécs, 1367. Eds.: Harka, Glass. Pécs: UP, 2007.
  • Fényes, Miklós. Középkori egyetemek Magyarországon, A Pécsi Egyetem története. In: Bibliographie internationale l'histoire des Universités II. Genève: Librairie Droz, 1976.
  • Petrovics, István. A középkori pécsi egyetem és alapítója. Aetas, 2005-04. 2.
  • Kéri, Katalin, dr. A pécsi egyetem a középkorban. (In: Napi Magyarország, 1998. március 7., 16. o.)
  • The history of the University of Pécs and the Medical School. https://aok.pte.hu/en/menupont/16
  • Fedeles, Tamás [et al.]. Centuries of higher education in Pécs. Pécs: University of Pécs, 2017. ISBN 978-963-429-168-8.
  • A pécsi felsőoktatás évszázadai = The centuries of higher education in Pécs / [comp. by István Lengvári, Pécs: University of Pécs Marketing Department, 2014. ISBN 978 963 642 642 2.