With the founding of new Szent István University, one of the largest agricultural-focused, multidisciplinary higher education institutions in Europe was established on 1 August 2020. The newly established institution, which came into being by the integration of the former Szent István University, Kaposvár University, Georgikon Faculty of University of Pannonia and Gyöngyös Campus of Eszterházy Károly University, set as a goal to become the flagship of Hungarian agricultural education.
This commitment dovetails nicely with the opportunities, the past and present of Hungarian agriculture. Our goal is to provide world-class education that helps young graduates build a motivating career and ensures a decent standard of living, which contributes to the governance of the renown Hungarian agriculture. This process has now been commenced and we intend to take lessons learned from the most successful European universities so that tradition and the innovations of the modern age can be integrated as a whole.
Director: Prof. Illés B. Csaba, Program Manager: Ms. Hajnalka Bodnár (bodnar.hajnalka [at] gtk.szie.hu)