Dean's Welcome

Last modified: 2019. October 14.

    Dr. László Fodor PhD.
Dean, college professor

Dear Visitor!
It is great pleasure to welcome you at website of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development of Eszterházy Károly University. The faculty is a prominent and determinative agricultural knowledge center of the Northern Hungarian EU region. It offers practice-orientated expert training with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in fields of agriculture and rural development. The seat of the faculty is located at Károly Róbert Campus of the university in Gyöngyös town. The campus lies in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Mátra-mountains with an access to magnificent scenery. The cultural and folklore traditions, along with its history make Gyöngyös a unique place to live.

Agriculture, with its biological and technological subsystems, is a living environment, an ecosystem that needs well educated professionals to manage it economically and successfully. The objective of our faculty is the training of competitive professionals in agriculture who will be able to comply with the consumer requirements and permanently changing economic and environmental circumstances and challenges.
The training courses of the Faculty cover wide range of agricultural activity with special emphasis on environmental aspects, sustainability as well as rural development and landscape management. We aim to achieve a high level of theoretical as well as practical education both in traditional disciplines of agricultural education (soil management, crop production and animal husbandry) and also in new programs such as agro-environmental management, precision agriculture and rural development.

Our academic programs cover both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Some programs (viticulture and enology, agricultural engineering, rural development) are taught not only in Hungarian language but also in English. These courses are offered to international students too. Beside of these academic degree programs, supporting of lifelong learning also plays an important role in teaching activity the faculty. Demands of agricultural enterprises are taken into consideration in working out of the curriculum of new programs or development of content of disciplines. Twin training programs are also offered for our students, based on co-operation between Eszterházy Károly University and agricultural enterprises, with which we have strong and wide-range professional and business connections.

Owing to our practice-orientated training programs, state-of-the-art infrastructure and high quality services, we are able to provide students with the best grounds needed for their future prospects.

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