Doctoral schools

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Graduate School

Dear Visitor – Welcome!

Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education defined the tasks of Hungarian universities as to prepare students for scientific work, and to recognize this work by awarding doctoral degrees.

Instruction began as a graduate training program in 1994 at the University of Veterinary Science, the more than 200-year-old predecessor of the Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science.

In 2000, the Ministry of Education prescribed the establishment of doctoral schools. The Doctoral School of Veterinary Science was based on previously launched programs, was rated as "compliant" by the HAC (i.e. Hungarian Accreditation Committee), and coursework started on Jan. 1st, 2001.

Ever since, we strive for continuous "quality improvement" both professionally and organizationally in order to offer better programs.

Our mission:

  • is to follow historical traditions of the Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • in sustainable agricultural production,
  • by safe food production requirements, and
  • with an excellent internal and international level of veterinary sciences and interdisciplinary fields
  • by training future generations of leading academics and researchers able to meet expectations in a knowledge-based  and environment conscious society.

The current Hungarian or English language training takes place in close collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Veterinary Medical Research, the Central Agricultural Office, and other academic research centers primarily in the following disciplines:

  • basic veterinary sciences (cell biology, embryology, anatomy and histology, physiology and biochemistry, general zoology, ecology and ethology)
  • pre-clinical veterinary sciences (microbiology, immunology, parasitology, general pathology and pathophysiology, animal husbandry and animal nutrition, laboratory animal science, reproduction, pharmacology and toxicology)
  • Clinical Veterinary Sciences (laboratory and instrumental diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, buiatrics, clinical reproduction biology and assisted reproductive technologies, livestock hygiene, bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases)
  • Paraclinical Veterinary Sciences (animal health management, forensic medicine, veterinary practice management, animal health economics and management science)
  • Food Hygiene and Food Safety Sciences
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary (border) sciences