About us

 

 
General information

The University of Nyíregyháza is one of the outstanding institutions of the universities of applied sciences in the country, where research, high-quality education and personal attention are combined with an excellent infrastructure.

The institution plays a regional role primarily in the Northern Great Plain, and within it, in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, which is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the eastern border of the European Union, 230 km from the capital. By its territory, it is the sixth-largest and by its population, it is the third most populous county, it is bordered by Ukraine in the northeast, Romania in the southeast, and Slovakia in the northwest. The central role of logistics, which has Eastern European and national significance, is indisputable. Nyíregyháza is the seventh-largest city in the country, with almost 120,000 inhabitants. It is a dynamically developing city, the economic and cultural engine of the region.

The University of Nyíregyháza is located in the green belt of the city, next to the Sóstó park forest, where it operates as a real campus and is currently home to more than 3,500 students. Our university has accepted the challenges of the 21st century, implementing an education and infrastructure development programme which has made us nationally and internationally known. The building complex of our campus as well as the innovation associated with it were awarded first prize at the architecture world competition of FIABCI and Wall Street Journal in the category of ”public buildings” in 2009. We also pay great attention to improving the quality of life of students with disabilities, as our university is accessible throughout the campus.

The local antecedents of agricultural and technical training at our university can be traced back to the 1930's. The history of teacher training in our predecessor institutions has been present in the city since 1914. During the organisational integration implemented in 2000 and from the internal structural transformation, the College of Nyíregyháza was established, which has been operating as the University of Nyíregyháza since 1 January 2016 as a university of applied sciences.

Fotó/Photo: Árpád Kohut

We carry out research and train specialists in a total of 12 institutes in the fields of humanities, teacher training, social sciences, economics, arts, engineering, agriculture, informatics, natural sciences and sport. Our training structure includes higher education vocational training, bachelor’s training, teacher training, disciplinary master's training and specialised in-service training. We cover almost the entire spectrum of pedagogy. We are characterised by practical knowledge, practice-oriented training, extensive corporate relations, a livable community, and decades of educational and professional experience based on tradition (eg, in the fields of technical, agricultural and teacher training).

Connecting with 3 main disciplines (inanimate natural sciences and mathematics, living natural sciences, humanities and social sciences), the University of Nyíregyháza conducts research and development activities in twenty-eight disciplines, including agricultural sciences, agro-technical research, biological sciences,

humanities, philosophy and historical sciences (psychology, education), earth sciences, environmental sciences, economics (sociology, regional sciences), technical sciences, linguistics and literature, as well as scientific work in the fields of the arts and sport.

An important goal of the University of Nyíregyháza is to become international and to expand international relations, therefore we support and assist our future partners and foreign students in the successful completion of their studies. The institution has well-functioning European Union mobility programs, which provide a great opportunity for teachers and students to develop professionally, learn about international cultures and gain invaluable experience. The internationalisation process of our university is strengthened by the cooperation with Brazil and South Korea, which can provide our students with an international internship opportunity in the agricultural field. Our latest partners in educational-research collaborations are the University of the United Arab Emirates, the University of Kajaani, the Moscow City University, and the Language School of the University of Malta for the methodological renewal of English language teaching. Our international role is enhanced by the support for research cooperation with China and Ecuador under the ERASMUS KA107 call.

We treat the further internationalisation of the institution and the increase in the number of foreign students as a strategic goal. That’s why, in addition to increasing our international visibility, we have placed the main emphasis on building international relationships and participating in educational and research collaborations in recent years. To achieve the above, we have managed to make significant organisational, human resource and infrastructure expansions. The background of education, accommodation, IT, as well as organisation and human resources for the reception of students studying in a foreign language is ensured at a high level.

We currently offer a total of 13 undergraduate degrees in English and 2 one-year preparatory programs in English to international students. Outstanding from our training offer is the 2-semester course ‘Hungarian as a foreign language’, which we also offer as part of a summer university. More about our training in English:
http://www.nye.hu/english/node/21

The University of Nyíregyháza does not yet have any relations with Uzbek higher education institutions or companies. We are open to educational, research, and other general and cultural relationships. The institution is willing to be involved in any initiative that helps to establish cooperation, especially in the fields of agricultural and technical sciences, as well as tourism, IT and management.

We consider the reception of students participating in the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program extremely important for the future. In the field of Erasmus+, we are also planning student, teacher, researcher and staff mobility, as well as participation in other European Union programs and joint application projects with Uzbek universities.

In addition to foreign students, we also welcome our international teaching and research partners to further strengthen the dissemination of science without borders.

Possible areas of cooperation in research:

  1. Agricultural research
    Research groups: Sustainable nutrient management and phytoremediation; Preservation, development and adaptation of biological bases to sustainable landscape management
  2. Food science research
    Research groups: Drying of agricultural and food materials; Agricultural and Molecular Research and Service Group
  3. Environmental science research
    Research groups: Climate change and the impact of habitat change on biodiversity.
  4. Mathematics and IT research
    Research groups: Dyadic harmonic analysis and its applications; Evolutionary game theory; Formal languages and automata; Mobile application development; Internet of Things; Library informatics.
  5. Socio-geographical research
    Research groups: Complex urban and tourism geography research.
  6. Technical and agro-technical research
    Research groups: Optimisation of additive manufacturing processes; Investigation of borehole machining of industrial plastics in a cryogenic environment; Energy evaluation of tractor power transmission systems; Mechanisation of sustainable agricultural technology systems; Utilisation of solar energy.
  7. Economic research
    Research groups: Regional development and politics, spatial shaping processes in our county and the Carpathian Euro-region; Management, tools and methodology of economic development strategies; The practice of economics.
  8. Educational research
    Research groups: Teacher Training and Continuing Education Research Group; LEGO Innovation Studio.
  9. Applied humanities research
    Research groups: Reading Research Group; School violence.
  10. Research in the social sciences and history 
    Research groups: Social Sciences Research Group; Modern era extremities
  11. Linguistic and literary research 
    Research groups: Information Society Research Group; Regional Literary Research Workshop; Kindergarten and teacher training research group
  12. Sports science research
    Research groups: Prevention, fitness and special movement therapy, impact assessment of conscious health behaviour; Motor performance and anthropometric characteristics.

 

About the University of Nyíregyháza

 

The predecessors of the University of Nyíregyháza were institutions of higher education with national and international prestige, looking back on forty years of professional traditions and experience. As of the 1st of January, 2016, the institution has become a university of applied sciences, with the intention of preserving the values accumulated by the predecessors and implementing a strategy that is able to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

 

The University of Nyíregyháza has a specific education and research profile with the mission of providing academic research and knowledge transfer. Moreover, the university’s practical educational fields – bachelor’s programmes, bachelor dual training programmes, and master’s programmes, practice-oriented R&D platforms – meet the need of the current economic and social demands. The aim of the University of Nyíregyháza is to act as the catalyst of the area, fulfilling its educational role with the cooperation of the national and international higher education institutes. The University of Nyíregyháza offers a wide range of educational programmes. Based on the number of students, the most popular programmes are teacher-training, engineering, agricultural sciences, economics, sports, natural sciences and informatics. The liberal arts, social sciences and art mediation are proportionally present in the education. Furthermore, the research results and potentials of the university are frequently presented to the public as well, in the form of Open University Lectures and Researchers’ Night Lectures.

 

In the past ten years, infrastructural development projects have given the university the necessary facilities, infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Today, the campus is a real town within the town – winning the best public building in the world prize – a pleasant complex of modern buildings located in a picturesque park where students and teachers use the most advanced technical equipment and educational facilities available. In line with the needs of internationalization, the International Relations Group oversees the international collaborations of the University of Nyíregyháza, promotes the mobility opportunities for students, academic and administrative staff and researchers, and supports the initiatives to submit international projects under Erasmus+ and CEEPUS programmes as well as other projects.

The institution is now a lot more than a university, it is the professional, cultural and art centre of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.

More information: http://nye.hu/international/


 

About Hungary

Hungary is a relatively small country, its area is 93,000 km2. It is located in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe. The country is bordered by seven countries: Slovakia on the North; Ukraine and Romania on the East; Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on the South and Austria on the West.

Hungary’s longest river is Tisza with its 530 kilometres. The second longest river is the Danube, 416 kilometres long within the country. The biggest lake in Hungary and also in Central Europe is Lake Balaton with its 595 km2. The country has a continental climate: cold winters and hot summers. In extreme cases the temperature can go under -20 °C in winter and above 30 °C in summer.

The population of Hungary is approximately 10 million and its capital is Budapest (for a map of Budapest visit).

The Hungarian currency is Forint: 1 EUR ~ 330 HUF

Useful websites:

www.hungary.com

www.nyiregyhaza.hu

 


 

About Nyíregyháza

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is one of the biggest counties of Hungary, located in the North-East part of the country. The most important rivers of the area are: Tisza, Túr, Kraszna and Szamos. “Nyírség” partly belongs to the county having unique natural values. Nyíregyháza is the gate of Eastern Europe and it is situated 280 kilometres East from Budapest.

Nyíregyháza, the capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, is the 6th biggest city in Hungary with a population of about 120,000. It is often said to be the city of statues and parks, because visitors can find lots of green areas and monuments all over the city. The city centre is worth visiting for its nice cafés, restaurants and elegant shops, where everybody can have a pleasant time.

Nyíregyháza is a popular tourist destination because of Sóstó (Salt Lake), an area that has two lakes with minerals, providing wonderful cure for loco motor diseases. Sóstó also has an open-air bath with several pools. In 2005 the Aqua Park opened its doors to the public. Visitors can also have a wonderful time at the Zoo, the Village Museum and restaurants or can climb to the observation tower.

For more information you can visit: www.nyiregyhaza.hu, also our course calalouge:

http://www.nye.hu/international/erasmus-kurzus-katalogus/