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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.

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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

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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.

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