Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, the University of Pécs is one of the biggest, most multi-faceted institutions of Hungarian technical higher education and the centre of South-Transdanubian engineering education with its 5,000 students and 40-year experience.
The roots of the University of Pécs goes back to 1367 when the Anjou king of Hungary, Louis the Great established the fist Hungarian university in Pécs. Although its old tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, the modern University of Pécs was founded on 1 January 2000 through the merger of Janus Pannonius University, the Medical University of Pécs and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd.
The Faculty of Engineering was founded in 1970, when due to an intensive development period an increasing demand for highly qualified engineers could be experienced.
The Faculty was named after Mihály Pollack, the famous classicist architect (1773-1855), who received international fame with the public buildings, churches and manor houses he designed. By now Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering has developed into one of the biggest and most versatile institutions of Hungarian technical higher education and became the centre of South-Transdanubian engineering education with its 5,000 students and 40-year experience.
The Faculty offers a wide variety of bachelor courses, master degree programmes, PhD and DLA programmes. Students can choose from a wide range of higher vocational and specialized training options.
Since the beginning of the 1980s the Faculty has established many relationships with foreign institutions. Within the frame of these partnerships professors, researchers, PhD students, graduate- and undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exchange- and study abroad programs. These institutions, among others, include: Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Universität Dortmund, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, Universiti Degli Studi di Cagliari, FH Joanneum, and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Besides the regular teaching programs and internships, a prominent event of the cooperation between our Faculty and leading industrial experts is the Pollack Expo organized every year. The Faculty regularly organises professional scientific meetings and conferences in the framework of the Student Research Circle. Since 2005 the Faculty has been hosting an International PhD Symposium every autumn.
In 2006 the Pollack Periodica, an international journal for engineering and information services has been founded at the Faculty, which provides an international forum for students and lecturers to present their scientific results.The Faculty has a very diverse and vigorous student life to which the Juhász Jenő College for Advanced Students has also highly contributes.
The present of the Faculty is all about innovations; - not only the Campus and the legendary student residence has been renovated and modernized lately, but the introduction of the Summer University, new trainings and courses definitely open new horizons for the current and prospective students.