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University of Sopron

After a period of preparatory work, in 1994, the Institute of Applied Arts was founded, and the training of artists began at the Faculty of Wood Sciences. On 1st September 1996, the university changed its name to the University of Sopron.

About

History

In 1992, the Institute of Economics and Business Management Development was established to provide training for economics students.

After a period of preparatory work, in 1994, the Institute of Applied Arts was founded, and the training of artists began at the Faculty of Wood Sciences.

On 1st September 1996, the university changed its name to the University of Sopron.

Education

Four faculties remained in Sopron: the Benedek Elek Faculty of Pedagogy, the Faculty of Forestry, the Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics and Simonyi Károly Faculty of Engineering, Wood Sciences and Applied Arts, all part of the renamed University of Sopron.

Research

The University of Sopron continues to concentrate on education and research, developing its strengths guided by its vision and the traditions characteristic of the University of West Hungary and its predecessor, the Academy of Selmecbánya.

Services

Housing services

The University of Sopron is going to accomodate you in one of its dormitories which is called VUK.

Your apartment contains two rooms with two beds in each one, a bathroom with a toilet, a small hall with a kitchen counter, a sink, a fridge and a microwave oven. Usually four students live in one apartment (2 students/room) in our hostel.

Common kitchens can be found on the second and fourth floors.

Library services

The Central Library of the University of Sopron is one of the oldest reference libraries of Hungary. It was established at the time of the foundation of the first Hungarian School for Training Mining Officers in Selmecbánya. This school was created to meet the needs of the era, and it was approved by a statute laid down by the Treasury on 22nd June, 1735.

ICT services

You can access IT Services at the UWH with your UNI-SOPRON ID.

Student Life

Campus life

Sopron is surrounded by the foothills of the Alps, thus it is characterized by a beautiful hilly landscape, which is ideal for outdoor activities like jogging, mountain biking and hiking. Lake Fertő, Central Europe’s largest endorheic lake, is also very close to the town.

Sports facilities

We are offering you several sport activities in the afternoons such as ball games and aerobic. Free swimming tickets are also available.

Student clubs

The Dance group was founded mainly by university students. They represented the progressive branch of folk dance with a new attitude and in an authentic way. Their influence is still felt in Transdanubia. The company has trained and provided many experts for the region. The Dance Circle has toured in Transylvania several times, and has performed in Germany, Austria, France and Ireland. Their primary aim is not the training of professional dancers or performing on stage, but inspiring students with an appreciation of our common treasure, the folk dance.

Other programmes from this university

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