After passing the prescribed examinations and successfully defending his thesis, the candidate is awarded his PhD degree.
The journal Publications of the University of Miskolc offers an opportunity for the rapid dissemination of research results. The first series was published at the Sopron Royal Hungarian College of Mining and Forestry Engineering in 1929. The series currently published covers the following fields: mining, materials and metallurgical engineering, mechanics, natural sciences, law, economics, humanities and social sciences.
In order to ensure the quick application of the newest results of science, R&D and technology, and the evaluation and speeding up of innovation, an Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) was established at the university in 1997.
Besides enhancing the efficiency of the intellectual potential of the university, ITTC has the task of providing a wide range of services for new small and medium-size companies and enterprises in the following areas: transfer of expertise and technology, research and development, innovation, PR services, expert and advisory services and conference organisation.
An example of the successful innovations of the university is the Universal Multizone Crystallizator (Space furnace). The microgravitational materials research project preceding the design and preparation of the equipment started with the joint Soviet-Hungarian space mission in 1980. The Hungarian astronaut, Bertalan Farkas made crystallizing experiments on board Salyut-6. Besides KFKI and VASKUT, the University of Miskolc also contributed to the preparation of these experiments.

As the only Hungarian research institution of microgravitation, the Department of Metallic Substances of the University of Miskolc undertook to organize international research. In the course of research projects conducted from 1986 on, there emerged the problem of constructing a crystallizing apparatus without any mechanical movement. That is how researchers of the University of Miskolc developed the Universal Multizone Crystallizator. The UMC (Universal Multizone Crystallizator) is number one in the world in its category and has every chance to enter Hungarian-American cooperation as a Hungarian technical apparatus and serve the objectives of a world-wide space mission in the field of materials sciences.
The two-year American testing of UMC ended in August 1996. The equipment was redesigned in accordance with the instructions of NASA. The objective of the development is to get to the International Space Station.

ME Tudományszervezési és Nemzetközi Osztály
Department of Research Management and International Relations

Miskolc-Egyetemváros, H-3515
Telephone: +36 46 565-380
Fax: +36 46 563-423

Research Institute of Applied Chemistry
(Founded in 1957)

The legal predecessor of the institute was founded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1957 under the name of the Research Laboratory for Oil Production in order to create the academic background for national oil and gas mining. With its present name of Research Institute of Applied Chemistry, the institute is a market-oriented unit of the University of Miskolc with its own financing. In accordance with its basic profile, its R&D tasks and outstanding results are related to the following fields:

  • research projects in reservoir mechanics, physical chemistry and colloid chemistry to provide a background for the exploration, production, underground storing and transportation of hydrocarbons
  • research projects in chemistry to attain the safe and efficient production and utilisation of solid minerals and to support engineering geology, hydrology and environmental sciences
  • research projects to promote the development and production of special instruments and equipment, applied R&D to support the development and operation of measurement, process and production control and information systems of industrial technologies

    Almost 50 years of the institute's activity have contributed greatly to the establishment of mining chemistry as a new interdisciplinary scientific field which provides a unified framework for the integration of the knowledge of geology, mining engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering. Besides research and development, the three scientific departments of the institute (the Departments of Reservoir Mechanics, Mining Chemistry, Instrument Development and Information Sciences) also provide modern conditions for undergraduate and postgraduate training. Since 2000 an Industrial Digital Communication Research and Development Laboratory has been working in the institute as the national centre of Fieldbus Foundation (Austin TX, USA), which promotes the further training of industrial experts. The widespread national and international relations of the institute make it possible that a Research and Development Centre for Natural Sciences can be set up on the basis of the Research Institute of Applied Chemistry in the future, which will extend the R&D activities of the integrated higher education institution and fulfill regional tasks, simultaneously providing an international level framework for technical R&D activities, multilevel education and scientific training.

    ME Alkalmazott Kémiai Kutatóintézet
    Research Institute of Applied Chemistry

    Dr. István Lakatos Director
    Miskolc-Egyetemváros, H-3515, Pf.: 2.
    Telephone: +36 46 565-255; Fax : +36 46 363-349

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