With its highly qualified experts, laboratories, technical and instrumental facilities the University of Miskolc is not only an institution of education but also an important research centre in the national network of research and technical development. Research findings and the knowledge and experience gathered at national and international conferences are continuously integrated into the curricula. At the university, teaching and research are in close connection with each other and their interaction makes it possible to continually improve the level of education and research. Three types of research activities are carried out: basic research, applied research and research for development. The priority fields of research of the faculties and the integrated institutes and organisations of education and research harmonize with the main research directions of the university.

Main research directions of the university:

  • Material sciences
  • Geotechnical systems and (solid and fluid) mineral production
  • Applied (engineering) geology
  • Utilisation of natural resources
  • Mechanical, electrical and information sciences
    • Basic mechanics, research of solid and fluid continua
    • Production processes and technologies
    • Design of machines and structures
    • Mechanical, logistics and information systems
    • Research in electrical systems and automatization
  • Environment protection
  • High temperature technologies, metallurgy
  • European Union issues: legal harmonisation, economic and political integration, history of the common institutions
  • Modern humanities: textology, modern Hungarian literature, social philosophy and ethics
  • Media history and pedagogy
  • Developmental pedagogy and didactics
  • History of pedagogy and methodology
  • History and theory of music
  • The development of the Hungarian state, the legal system and law with special regard to the development tendencies in European law
  • Theory and practice of entrepreneurship, management

An important aspect of dealing with outstandingly talented students and future academics at the university is the Academic Study Circle, which attracts a high number of students and prepares them for solving research tasks.
Participation in the work of the Academic Study Circle also plays a role in undergraduate education as it helps to promote the individual development of the students - their participation in national and international conferences and their preparation for PhD courses or an academic career.
Accredited PhD programmes offer an opportunity for the further education of experts and their gaining a higher academic degree.
Faculty PhD programmes comply with international regulations, their duration being at least 3 years. The doctoral candidate participating in the programme develops his thesis under the guidance of an academic tutor. In his thesis he achieves new results.

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