Research and Innovation
Technical-Engineering Research Topics of the Szentágothai János Research Centre, University of Pécs:
- Energy Design
- Efficiency of Resources
- Smart City Technologies
- Pollack Expo
This annual event has been organised since 2007 and is held at the Pécs Expo Centre in February or March, hosting 150-200 exhibitors, and 5-6000 visitors. The initiative behind the expo was to offer our students practical know-how that would complement their theoretical knowledge, to meet the major economic players and to learn about the latest trends in their field of study. With the cooperation of each department, the exposition has been extended with international conferences, robot programming and computer assembling competitions, courses organised by the Chamber of Trade and job fairs.
Iványi International PhD & DLA Symposium
The Miklós Iványi International PhD & DLA Symposium is organized to give PhD & DLA students a special forum to present their ongoing research projects in their specific field. This forum complements the doctoral programme. International PhD Symposia were organized between 2005-2019 and it is important to continue this tradition. In 2014, following the death of Prof. Miklós Iványi, the symposium was renamed the Miklós Iványi International PhD & DLA Symposium, to his honour vision and contribution to the symposium.
- Pollack Periodica
Pollack Periodica is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and dissemination of the latest advances and developments in engineering and information technology. Pollack Periodica invites papers reporting new research and applications from a wide range of disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, earthquake, material engineering, architecture, and information technology. The journal aims at reaching a wider audience, not only researchers, but also those likely to be most affected by research results, for example, designers, inventors, specialists, developers, computer scientists, managers in academic, governmental, and industrial communities.
- Deutsche Telecom IT
This company is not only one of the biggest ICT employers in Hungary but also the winner of the ‘Investor of the Year’ award in 2008 and in 2015. In 2019, the company received the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency’s (HIPA) award for the best educational cooperation, and according to PwC Hungary’s independent research.
Our Faculty has had an ongoing cooperation with Deutsche Telecom (earlier IT Services Hungary) since 2012.
Within the department, students have the opportunity to take the following compulsory and optional subjects:
Project management: in English / Hungarian
Juniper technology, networking skills
ITIL Based Operations: in English / Hungarian
- BIM (Building Information Modelling)
2010 marked the beginning of BIM research at the PhD level at the faculty, and from 2011, education in BIM was introduced to the architectural programmes of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs (UP FEIT).
The Hungarian BIM Association (MABIM) was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the UP FEIT and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and several other industrial partners. Several lecturers from our faculty took up board positions in MABIM (Hungarian BIM Association).
In 2019, the “BIM SKILL LAB” was formed and BIM-related research branched out into the field of Biomedical Engineering. Over 2020 and 2021, the research team received significant technological developments due to the PAKS2 project.
We continuously provide tuition in BIM for graduate and post-graduate students and, as of 2021, it is possible to join our BIM Engineer Postgraduate Specialist Training programme. Students can also learn about BIM as a specialisation offered as part of our engineering training programme.
- PTE Politechnika Ltd.
PMMF Politechnika Ltd., the predecessor of PTE Politechnika Ltd., was established in 1989 as a sole trading business enterprise of Pollack Mihály Technical College. During the integration of the Technical College in 1995, it became the property of the University of Pécs. The main activities of PTE Politechnika Ltd. are architectural design, technical design, technical expertise, technical inspection, professional and quality management consultancy, complex administrative services, organisation and management of training courses, organisation, and management of professional exhibitions, of professional conferences and events.
As of 1 January 2018, the Chancellery of the UP entrusted PTE Politechnika Ltd., by this time established as an "in house" company of the university, to carry out the university’s document management activities. Currently, it is involved in the architectural and energy planning tasks of the university’s development projects. Within this company there is a focus on the application of scientific research results, the planning of innovative solutions and the practical implementation of these results. To broaden the scope of activity and participation in international projects, the limited liability company is registered in English as University of Pecs Politechnika Research & Development Consultants Ltd.
The European Researchers' Night has been organised every September since 2005.
The main aim of the event is to break down the barriers between researchers and their position in the world of science and work. Over the last few years, Researchers' Night has been one of the most important scientific events held in the country. This evening is set aside when tertiary education institutions and research centres across Europe open their doors to the public to allow them a closer glimpse into the world of science.