With a student body of about 28,000 the University of Debrecen is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary today.
Hungary is a relatively small country of 10 million people, which has seven neighbours and one of the longest histories of European nations with a statehood of over 1100 years. As a member of the European Union and at the crossroads of East and West, it is a very accessible location and an ideal base to explore all of Europe. Debrecen is the largest city outside Budapest and has over 200,000 inhabitants. At a convenient distance of 250 km to the East from the capital, Debrecen is a cultural, economic and scientific centre of the region and a renowned university town.
The cooperation of fourteen faculties ensures the multidisciplinary background guaranteeing the University a leading role as a research and education institution, and the intellectual center of Eastern Hungary. In 2007 our institution was the first to receive the highest degree of the Higher Education Qualification Prize awarded to the most reputable Hungarian higher education institutions. The University conducts its programs according to the European Qualifications Framework of the Bologna Process. Thus diplomas attained at the University of Debrecen are generally accepted in the countries of the European Union. Moreover, all our programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board which is part of the European Accreditation Board.