The University of Pécs was founded in 1367, when the Anjou king of Hungary, Louis the Great established the first Hungarian university in Pécs. The history of Hungarian Higher Education goes back to this date.
With its ten faculties the University of Pécs plays a significant role in Hungarian Higher Education. The University offers a broad range of international training and degree programmes, ensuring high-level knowledge-transfer and research. With its 20,000 students and nearly 2,000 teaching and research staff the impact of the University of Pécs extends well beyond the borders of Pécs.
Due to the credit system an increasing number of Hungarian students participate in international study programmes as an integral part of their education, and likewise, an increasing number of international students and researchers come to the University of Pécs to study and conduct research every year. Therefore, the University is already part of a large network of international research institutions and universities at different levels.