28 October 2019

Pet-bottle free University of Pécs

University of Pécs takes action against plastic PET bottle

The University of Pécs is the first among Hungarian higher education institutions to stop purchasing plastic PET bottled water and drinks. Seventy free water filling stations will be installed instead.

Take the garbage up! Volunteering for Clean Hungary 2019

Volunteering for Clean Hungary is today the largest volunteer movement in Hungary. This year it has been held for the eighth time. Between 18-24 March, 2019 volunteers of ‘Take the garbage up!’ as part of the garbage collecting campaign cleaned up all over the country.

Tree of Europe 2019 – The almond tree of Pécs was triumphant!

The result of the vote, which have been closed on 28th February, was announced in Brussels on 19th March: almond tree of Pécs became the European Tree of the Year with 45 132 votes. We would like to express our gratitude to the citizens of the University of Pécs who voted for one of the honor of our city in this noble competition.

Green workshop 2

The main goal of our event is to get acquainted with the best practices and new approaches to sustainability and sustainable management with the participation of Hungarian environmentally conscious universities.

Date: 13/03/2019 10am - 3pm

Location: Szántó Office Building, Section room (Szántó K. J. street 1 / b., Pécs)

Photos from the event are available in the GALLERY.

One wine of the Vineyard and Wine Research Institute of Pécs received a gold medal

559 entries have arrived to the XVIII. National Syngenta Wine Competition, more than ever before. Almost one third of the gold medals got into the Pannon wine region, but the only gold medal of Pécs was brought by the Summa Merlot 2017 wine of the Vineyard and Wine Research Institute of Pécs.

International Evening 2019

On 9th March, the English-German Student Union will host the International Evening, which will welcome more than 3,500 guests.

University of Pécs is an energy efficient institution officially now

The University of Pécs, as the first Hungarian university, has joined the Virtual Power Plant Program (VPP), one of the three best sustainable energy efficiency programs according to the European Union. As part of the program, university leaders received the Energy Efficient Institute and Energy Conscious School awards in the Parliament this Wednesday.

German Federal Environmental Foundation scholarship application

The German Federal Environmental Foundation is launching a scholarship application for a traineeship in Germany.

Duration and purpose of the scholarship:

The duration of the scholarship is 6 months, that can be extended for further 6 months. Applications may be made in the fields of environment and nature protection, environmental and nature research, sustainability, environment-centered monument conservation (in the fields of engineering, science and social sciences ...).

The almond tree in Pécs is in the tree of Europe competition

The winner of the 2018 Tree of the Year competition, the almond tree from Pécs, enters this year's Tree of Europe competition. From 01.02.2019 (Friday), we will be able to vote for the almond tree to finish again in a distinguished place:


University of Pécs ranks in the narrow elite among the world's green universities

The University of Pécs was ranked 140th from 719 registered universities in the ranking list of the world's most environmentally responsible higher education institutions this year. Compared to last year's result, this represents a 39-position improvement for the University of Pécs, making it the second "greenest" Hungarian university by comparison.

Tropics in the winter - in the Botanical Garden

The Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of the University of Pécs await families and the dear interested ones with a tropical atmosphere on 27-28th December from 10 am to 2 pm. The greenhouses are full of colorful parrot flowers, bromeliads, and a specialty of the cocoa tree that has been consumed by Indians in South America for 3,500 years can be visited.