The legal predecessor of the University of Miskolc (UM) was established in 1735, focusing on mining and metallurgical education and research. In the past more than 200 years the educational and research profile of the university has been extended to become a comprehensive higher educational institution with still strong focus on engineering (earth, materials, mechanical) and but at the same time offering a wide range of other disciplines as well like economics, law, humanities, health care and music.
As a comprehensive university UM offers more than 100 study programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral levels to all interested and motivated students in Hungarian, from music to materials science. At present the number of available study programs in English number 18, out of which 12 are master and 6 are PhD programs. Education takes place in newly built lecture halls and research labs, in a multicultural environment within mixed classes of International and Hungarian students.
The University of Miskolc as a Centre of Excellence and Research University with its 7 Doctoral Schools hosts several research institutes in its campus which form organic parts of the University in the academic, research and development work, and are closely connected to the economic players of the region as well as are actively involved in international research projects as well. These are the Research Institute of Applied Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Regional University Knowledge Centre of Mechatronic and Logistic Systems, the Mechatronics and Materials Science Cooperation Research Centre, and the Innovation Management Cooperation Research Centre.
The mission of the Career Center is to connect students and the business as well as industrial world by providing them the following services:
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Well organized offices with highly professional administrative staff await international students at the University of Miskolc. The International Relations Office, as the central unit for incoming students deals with student recruitment, entrance and administrative issues of students, whereas colleagues working for the Dean’s Offices are responsible for the academic progress of students. Office hours are long, staff is flexible! The long established, highly motivated buddy-system is responsible for the social integration of international students into the university life.
Accommodation is provided to all international students automatically i a modern and well-equipped building with 600 beds, offering a wide range of services to students which include: restaurant, fitness room, massage, 24-hour security guard service etc... The Hotel is located in the territory of the campus in the vicinity of a sports complex. The two-bedded apartments are comfortable, with free WI-FI and an equipped kitchen (cc. 130EUR/month/person).Should you prefer living on your own, a mentor student will help you in renting a flat in the city center.
The Central Library, of which total stock contains more than 600,000 books and 2,700 journals serving around 100,000 users every year, awaits the students with its large reading room and a computer center. The services of the library include: lending books, making copies, scanning and printing. The registration fee for students of the University is 3EUR/academic year. For certain services like printing, scanning and copying extra charges shall be paid.Apart from the central library several departmental libraries are at your disposal through the library network.
Free Wi-Fi is available after a short registration in the IT Service Center in different areas of the University. In Uni-Hotel, where international students are accommodated, all rooms have broadband internet connection as well as free WiFi which can be used free of charge.With annual enrollment ( 2 EUR/year) students can also use a huge computer park free of charge in the Central Library of UM.
UM assists international students in taking out a health insurance at a discount price at one of insurance companies located in Hungary. The related healthcare providers are private clinics, with 0-24 telephone service, off campus, but only a few minutes away from the campus. Mentor students accompany international students in all cases to the clinic to ease their way.
The campus has been awarded the title of “the most beautiful campus of Hungary” thanks to its lovely park area and greenery populated with birds, squirrels and owls. Most academic buildings and research institutes of the University are located in the campus except for the Institute of Music which is in downtown within an easy reach. The campus is a self-contained unit as it is the home of not only the academic buildings, but also the research labs, workshop halls, canteens, clubs, libraries, student hostels, small shops and bars as well as a huge sports ground with a swimming pool. Supermarkets and the downtown are within an easy reach by public transport not more than 5 - 15 minutes.
Whatever kind of sports you do or you are interested in, you have a good chance to find place for it here: fourteen tennis courts, an athletics track, several basketball and streetball courts, a football pitch, a sports hall and a swimming pool awaits you at the campus. There are fitness rooms and gyms in the Sports Hall, while a gym equipped for special weight training is located in one of the student hostels, free of charge. If you are looking for free, multi-cultural sport activities you can join the regular PE classes of the university and do Fitness, Aerobics/Zumba, Thai boxing, Karate, Wing tsun kung fu, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Table tennis or American football.
A buddy system of Hungarian and international students supports incoming international students in their academic, social and practical integration process. Buddies organize cultural and social events such as trips to various regions, film nights, wine-tasting, international food festivals and last, but not least, parties. Rockwell Club situated in the campus with its three different music halls offering different types of music awaits party goer students on weekdays and weekends as well. The Student Government of the University of Miskolc also organizes numerous social events during the academic year like the Freshman’s Ball, Sports Day, MEN (a three-day music festival) etc.
All study programs (BSC, MSc, PhD) of the UM are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee as well as overall institutional accreditation takes place every 5th year.
It was a great experience and nice environment to study in Miskolc, Hungary. Even though I didn't meet many hungarians mates in my programm due to most of the classmates were international students
The university is still not prepared to host international students. Programs are taught in English, but international students are separated from Hungarian students in everything (classes, dorm, and university life)! Even if the university wants to organize any event for the international students, they ask the students themselves to do so and it takes ages to do so. For...
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