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  Greetings from the Dean


In the second half of the 20th century, the former University of Heavy Industry, the higher education institution of Miskolc with rich traditions, opened its gates to new disciplines and fields. That was how first, in 1983, the Faculty of Law, and then in 1990, the Faculty of Economics was opened, widening the educational and research fields of the university.

In our region, there has been a demand for education in the humanities and social sciences for decades but the number of students Hungarian higher education could cater for earlier did not justify the establishment of a new faculty of arts in addition to the well-established universities of arts and sciences and some teacher training colleges.

In spite of this, there was a growing demand in the region for experts of the humanities and social sciences as these fields (public education, public collections, etc.) struggled with a lack of experts and the ever increasing number of research projects in these fields required the active contribution of young, well-educated and prepared researchers with an academic background.

The two ‘predecessors’ of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Miskolc set the objective to meet this demand. These are Bölcsész Egyesület (‘Association of the Humanities’), working at present, too, but having no accreditation, and the direct legal predecessor of our Faculty: the Institute of Arts of the University of Miskolc.

With the approval of the national authorities, the Institute of Arts started operation in the academic year 1992/93, reinforcing the universal character of the institution.

In the first academic year, education started with students of two years transferred from Bölcsész Egyesület. However, the framework of the institution proved to be narrow even in the beginning so the management of the faculty submitted the application to get the status of faculty as soon as possible. In 1997, it was accepted. Since this year, humanities and social sciences have been integrated into the structure of the university as a faculty. This marks the ‘adulthood’ of the Faculty of Arts.

Thus, education and research in the humanities and social sciences have a short past of only fifteen years at our university but our results already speak for themselves: the initial course structure has been expanded: since the introduction of the Bologna system, we have been conducting 3 tertiary level vocational trainings, 9 BA programmes, 17 MA programmes and several courses of specialised further training. Students who wish to continue their studies at an even higher level may get an academic degree in our doctoral school.

For years, national surveys have been indicating that we are on the right track: both with respect to the academic qualifications of the lecturers and student satisfaction, our faculty is among the leaders: out of the about thirty institutions offering education in this field, the University of Miskolc was only preceded by such universities looking back on a much longer past as Eötvös Loránd University of Arts and Sciences and the Universities of Debrecen and Szeged. And what is even more reassuring: 90% of the anonymously responding students declared that they would choose our faculty again, and would not go to another university to study even if they could.

All this sets high demands for both the current management of the faculty and the lecturers, as well. Only the high standards of teaching and research, the ever more intensive involvement of students in academic life and the informal atmosphere based on mutual respect may result in our students earning us good reputation in different parts of the country and the world as with a degree earned with us and in the possession of good communication skills and language knowledge, they can get good jobs, and what is important, they may pursue in their work what is their hobby, too.

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Miskolc provides the generations of the 21st century with state-of-the-art, easily utilisable knowledge, too. In the ever widening range of courses, you can find everything belonging to the field of humanities and social sciences in the classic sense but also the indispensable assets of our present, accelerated lifestyle: practice-oriented, applicable knowledge.

Dékáni Hivatal
  Miskolci Egyetem
    Bölcsészettudományi Kar
    Dékáni Hivatal
    3515 Miskolc
    B/2. épület fszt.

  Telefon: (46)565-111/22-25
    Fax: (46)563-459
  E-mail: boldek@uni-miskolc.hu


Tanulmányi Csoport
  Miskolci Egyetem
    Bölcsészettudományi Kar
    Tanulmányi Csoport
    3515 Miskolc
    B/2. épület fszt.

  Telefon: (46)565-111/20-14, 20-15
    Fax: (46)563-462
  E-mail: boltcsop@uni-miskolc.hu