Dear University Community and all those celebrating with us,
The University of Pécs, established by King Louis the Great in 1367, celebrates the 650th anniversary of its foundation in 2017. Our university represents and embraces a great tradition dating back to medieval times, and is actively linked to the task of institutionalizing contemporary knowledge directed both to the present and the future at the same time.
The University of Pécs, in recognition of the significance of the establishment of the university and absorbing the nurturing of its spiritual heritage, and the city of Pécs, is planning a series of anniversary events which are also significant for Southern Transdanubia and Hungary, in order to commemorate not only its own existence but the continuous development of Hungarian higher education and science flourishing over the centuries.
I sincerely hope our anniversary programs will bring you closer to our University and to the city of Pécs.
Dr. József Bódis
Rector of the University of Pécs