The predecessors of the University of Nyíregyháza were institutions of higher education with national and international prestige, looking back on forty years of professional traditions and experience. As of the 1st of January, 2016, the institution has become a university of applied sciences, with the intention of preserving the values accumulated by the predecessors and implementing a strategy that is able to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.
The University of Nyíregyháza has a specific education and research profile with the mission of providing academic research and knowledge transfer. Moreover, the university’s practical educational fields – bachelor’s programmes, bachelor dual training programmes, and master’s programmes, practice-oriented R&D platforms – meet the need of the current economic and social demands. The aim of the University of Nyíregyháza is to act as the catalyst of the area, fulfilling its educational role with the cooperation of the national and international higher education institutes. The University of Nyíregyháza offers a wide range of educational programmes. Based on the number of students, the most popular programmes are teacher-training, engineering, agricultural sciences, economics, sports, natural sciences and informatics. The liberal arts, social sciences and art mediation are proportionally present in the education. Furthermore, the research results and potentials of the university are frequently presented to the public as well, in the form of Open University Lectures and Researchers’ Night Lectures.
In the past ten years, infrastructural development projects have given the university the necessary facilities, infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Today, the campus is a real town within the town – winning the best public building in the world prize – a pleasant complex of modern buildings located in a picturesque park where students and teachers use the most advanced technical equipment and educational facilities available. In line with the needs of internationalization, the International Relations Group oversees the international collaborations of the University of Nyíregyháza, promotes the mobility opportunities for students, academic and administrative staff and researchers, and supports the initiatives to submit international projects under Erasmus+ and CEEPUS programmes as well as other projects.
The institution is now a lot more than a university, it is the professional, cultural and art centre of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.