E-Group ICT Software is a 100% Hungarian-owned company with a 25-year history, with headquarters located in the heart of Buda. Its predecessor was founded in 1993 by the current CEO of the company, Antal Kuthy, and his former university companion, András Nagy, who from the beginning acts as CTO of E-Group. The company has been operating in its current form since its 2006 registration. In addition to the HQ in located in Budapest, the company has offices in two other major Hungarian cities – Pécs and Miskolc.

Foreign relations, an extensive global partner network – the most important being the Central-Eastern European region –, a joint project with several major technical universities as well as the cooperation with various innovation organizations of the EU play a significant role in the company’s life.

E-Group is a “specialist solution provider”. Among our highly trained development team, about 10% of our colleagues have a doctoral degree and 80% have a master’s degree. Key activities include transaction management, electronic identification, SLA services and the development of Smart Platforms. The company’s clients come from the financial, banking, government and energy sectors. In addition, research and development activities are equally important and are supported by close partnership with several renowned Hungarian universities. A good example of this is the latest InnoHealth DataLake project set off in the spring of 2018. The company is specifically engaged in challenging, great projects. Our focus is on innovation and research regarding new projects. Our creative senior team and industry-specific expertise are not only a competitive advantage, but it ensures a strong bargaining position for the company should any special customer demands arise. Cultivating and developing the extensive international relations are critical to the company’s life, and decades of Asian experience provide us with a solid know-how base.

The University of Pécs with its more than 20,000 students, 1,600 academic, research and teaching staff at 10 faculties is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. With its roots dating back as early as 1367, it is the oldest university of the country.

Our university represents classical values while successfully adapting to the present and future challenges. With its study offer covering a broad range of knowledge areas, it extends far beyond the boundaries of Pécs. The University of Pécs has been offering full study programmes in English for 30 years and German for 10 years. An increasing number of international students and researchers have been coming from over 114 countries to the University of Pécs to study and conduct research year by year.

Teaching system                    

Due to the successful implementation of the Bologna education system, students can get involved in a dynamic, interoperable European higher education system. Instead of taking the traditional college and university courses, students first acquire an undergraduate (BA or BSc) degree, and then a Master’s degree (MA or MSc). Those students who decided o dedicate some more years to science may apply for a doctoral training (PhD or DLA) as well.

Research and science at the UP

The University of Pécs is one of the leading research universities in the country with a huge professional research background. The Szentágothai Research Centre is home to a number of medical and scientific researches. The university has 22 doctoral schools which cover a broad spectrum of science and arts. The University of Pécs puts a lot of emphasis on talent management. There are several academic colleges and student circles to support the academic work of UP students.

The University of Pécs is one of the five higher education institutions that bears the title of „Excellent University”. Several high quality research projects representing international standards are being implemented at its ten faculties and the Clinical Centre. Owing to the different profiles of its faculties, the scientific activities of the university are exceptionally extensive, multi-layered and diverse. One can find these activities in the fields of medicine, life sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as fine art, applied arts and music.

Health care system

The UP Clinical Centre is one of the largest health care providers in Hungary. With its 29 health care units, nearly 3 000 staff members the centre have provided health care for several decades in Pécs and in the surrounding region. The Centre also plays an active role in the practical education of medical students and health care professionals. Working in close collaboration with the Medical School and the Faculty of Health Sciences, it combines high-level knowledge with modern medical techniques.