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 program 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 1930s. The history of teacher training in our predecessor institutions has been present in the city since 1914. During the organizational 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.
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 specialized in-service training. We cover almost the entire spectrum of pedagogy. We are characterized 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 internationalization 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 internationalization 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 organizational, human resource, and infrastructure expansions. The background of education, accommodation, IT, as well as the organization and human resources for the reception of students studying in a foreign language is ensured at a high level.