The predecessor of the University of Miskolc was the school of mining and metallurgy in (Bergschule), which was established by Charles III in Selmecbánya in 1735, making it the world’s first higher education institution in mining and metallurgy.
The Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering represents the widest field of earth sciences among the educational institutes of Hungary. Significant investment and training has been given to the Faculty, which has resulted in outstanding infrastructure which rivals even international providers in the field. As a result, the Faculty of Earth Science has developed a high level of acceptance and reputation in the field. Furthermore, due to this investment and reputation, the infrastructure and outstanding technology provides students and lecturers with the opportunity to participate in important national and international research projects.
The Location and Culture
Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary. One of the former centres of heavy industry, today Miskolc is the regional centre of Northern Hungary. The city is surrounded by the beautiful Bükk Mountains and has a wealth of things to do and see from a rich cultural mix of museums, galleries and historic sites to natural spas, cafes and bars. Miskolc is also just over 2 hours train journey away from Hungary’s capital city, Budapest. A must visit for anyone in the area.