The University of Technology and Economics has a history of almost 400 years. Its predecessor institution was the first Hungarian university founded by Péter Pázmány in 1635. Since then the University has developed and strengthened its professional and academic ties and has become a leading higher educational institution in the field of engineering in Europe.
University of Pécs is the oldest university in Hungary, founded in 1367. Currently, the university serves as a knowledge centre of the Southern Transdanubia region, with its 10 faculties, nearly 20,000 students, and 1400 teachers and researchers. The University offers 300 study programmes and 22 research groups covering almost all fields of science, including Water Management and Hydrology.
University of Miskolc Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the mining discipline, and its history dates back to 1735. The university is continuously working on the industry driven renewal of its knowledge base, educational programs and research foci. As the conventional technical disciplines have been reshaped, University of Miskolc repositioned water management and hydrogeology as one of the main focus areas to stay consistent with the present global challenges.
The National University of Public Service (NUPS) of Hungary is a comprehensive educational institution of government encompassing all major fields of the management of a modern state: public administration, defense, law enforcement and diplomacy.
Szent István University, one of the largest higher educational institutions in Hungary, was founded in 2000 by the merger of the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Ybl Miklós Technical College, the Teachers’ Training College of Jászberény and the University of Agriculture in Gödöllő. The Tessedik Sámuel College joined the institution in 2009.
Baja, the town by the Danube River that is home to József Eötvös College (JEC), has Gemenc, the floodplain forest in the Duna-Dráva National Park, and the proximity of the river to thank for its unique atmosphere. The mission of the JEC is “to contribute to social progress in the region and the country as a whole by training teachers, cultural specialists, water management engineers and economists”. The range of courses available at the college are an excellent match for the EU priority themes of education for multicultural approaches and environmental protection, in particular the specialist area of water management, while the further training and postgraduate courses offer opportunities of continuous development and lifelong learning for trained specialists as well as the public at large.