History of the Faculty
The six institutes constituting the Faculty of Sciences are engaged in teaching and research in classical natural sciences as well as in computer and sport sciences.
After the period of university-level education, bachelor-level education (BSc) was launched in 2006, while master programs started in 2009 belonging to the fields of natural science, information technology, physical education, and sports.
High numbers of students are enrolled in the four doctoral schools offered by the faculty (Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Physics DS).
The number of students trained at our faculty reached 3000 in 2011, with a teaching and research staff of 160 full-time members.
The teaching and research staff of the faculty play an important role in the intellectual life of Southern Transdanubia and contribute to the scientific development of the region. Their achievements in research are valued highly both in Hungary and in international circles.
The high quality of research and teaching is also illustrated by the success achieved by students of the faculty at the National Students Scientific Conferences. The Faculty has its own library, computer centre and several computer and GIS labs. The public procurement procedure of the PTE-NIIF supercomputer has been successfully closed in 2010. With its conference hall, lecture auditoria, session rooms, central hall, spacious dining facility and modern technical background, the faculty is a perfect site for prestigious scientific events.
The Institute of Physical Education and Sport Sciences is responsible for the operation of the Recreation Centre and the management of sporting life at the university. The new Sports Centre comprising the sports hall, gymnasium and modern swimming pool was opened in 1997. Together with this recreational centre, the outdoor facilities in the campus park and Botanical Garden provide an inspirational setting for the Faculty of Sciences.