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The Ph.D. School

Since 1993 the Faculty of Science runs programs for Ph.D. degree in all branches of natural sciences. Doctorate programs are organized into Doctorate Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics) approved by the National Accreditation Board. The Ph.D. programs run parallel to those taught at the undergraduate level. The duration of studies is 3 years. During this period organized courses are given and the term ends with a final examination and submission of a thesis, written on the special topics of the student.

In the past three years about 580 postgraduate students took part in the Ph.D. training, one-third of them as full-time fellowship holders. The high scientific standard of the Ph.D. training is guaranteed by members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Doctors of Hungarian Academy of Sciences as well as many other Ph.D. holders taking part in the program as lecturers, supervisors or school/program leaders. Many internationally acknowledged scientists and experts participate in the work of the Ph.D. Schools as lecturers of short courses and seminars.

The Ph.D. training is open to foreign students who have an M.Sc. or equivalent degree or diploma. Most programs provide courses and supervision in English. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Ph.D. Training (in the Office of Scientific and International Affairs) with documents on previous studies, plan of research, etc. Previous consultation with the program leader is recommended. The teaching fee is US$ 3000 per semester. Information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Péter Nyitrai, the Scientific Secretary of the Ph.D. School of the Faculty of Science.


 

Doctorate Council of Faculty of Science

Chairman: Prof. József Nemes-Nagy

Members: Prof. Klára Dózsa-Farkas, Prof. Anna Erdei,Prof. Tamás Geszti, Prof. István Gyurján, Prof. Zalán Horváth, Prof. György Inzelt, Prof. Miklós Laczkovich, Prof. Péter Márton, Prof. György Michaletzky, Prof. Miklós Monostori, Prof. Pál Pálfy Péter, Prof. Ferenc Probáld, Prof. Péter Surján, Prof. Tamás Ungár, Prof. Gyula Záray

Substitute members: Prof. Gyula Gábris, Prof. Gábor Halász, Prof. István Tamás Horváth, Prof. Jenő Kürti, Assoc. Prof. László Nyitray

There are 5 Doctorate Schools and 21 programs. The schools, programs, school and program leaders as well as the departments involved are as follows.

 

1. Biology

School Leader: Prof. Anna Erdei

1.1    Theoretical Biology and Ecology

Program Leader: Prof. János Podani

Departments: Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology; Ecological and

Botanical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of  Sciences.

1.2    Ethology

Program Leader: Assoc. Prof. Ádám Miklósi

Departments: Department of  Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Department of Atomic Physics, Department of General Zoology, Department of Ethology, Department of Genetics and various departments of the Agricultural University Gödöllő and institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology,  Department of Biological Anthropology; Institute of Enzymology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Department of Neurorehabilitation Children Hospital; Institute of Neurosurgery; Institute of Drug Research

1.3    Immunology

Program Leader: Prof. Anna Erdei

Departments: Department of Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and other institutes and laboratories of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1.4    Experimental Plant Biology

Program Leader: Prof. Zoltán Szigeti

Departments: Department of Plant Anatomy, Department of Plant Physiology, Department of Microbiology and other institutes and laboratories of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1.5    Classical, Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics

Program Leader: Prof. László Orosz, MHAS

Departments: Department of Genetics, Department of Microbiology; Institute of Enzymology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Agrobiotechnology Research Center of Ministry of Agriculture; Department of Human Genetics of the National Public Health Institute

1.6    Molecular Cell and Neurobiology

Program Leader: Prof. Miklós Sass

Departments: Department of General Zoology, Research Group for Peptide Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Chemistry-Biochemistry of Semmelweis University of Medicine, Department of of Immunology, Department of Cell Metabolism of the National Institute of Haematology, Department of Molecular Biology of the National Institute of Oncology

1.7    Neuroscience and Humanbiology

Program Leader: Prof. László Détári

Departments: Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Psychology of Hungarian Academy of Sciences,  Institute of Drug Research, Institute of Neurosurgery, Department of  Neurorehabilitation Children Hospital, Institute of Experimental Medicine of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1.8    Structural Biochemistry

Program Leader: Prof. László Gráf, MHAS

Departments: Department of Biochemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Immunology; Institute of Enzymology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Biophysics of Semmelweis Medical University

1.9    Zootaxonomy,  Animal Ecology and Hydrobiology

Program Leader: Prof. Klára Dózsa-Farkas

Departments: Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Department of General Zoology, Department of Microbiology of the Eötvös Loránd University, as well as Department of Zoology of EKTF, Hungarian Danube Research Station of the ÖBKI/Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Plant Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Zootaxonomy Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Science

1.10  Evolutionary genetics, Evolutionary ecology, Conservation biology

Program Leader: Prof. Eörs Szathmáry

Departments: Department of Genetics, Department of Microbiology and other institutes and laboratories of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

2. Earth Sciences

School Leader: Prof. Miklós Monostori

2.1.    Geography and Meteorology

Program Leader: Prof. Gyula Gábris

Departments: Department of Economic Geography, Department of Regional Geography, Department of Physical Geography, Department of Meteorology, Department of Geophysics

2.2. Geology and Geophysics

Program Leader: Prof. Miklós Monostori

Departments: Department of Applied and Environmental Geology, Department of General and Historical Geology, Department of Mineralogy, Department of Palaeontology, Department of Petrology and Geochemistry, Department of Regional Geology, Department of Geophysics, Hungarian Geological Institute, Hungarian Natural History Museum

2.3. Cartography

Program Leader: Prof. István Klinghammer

Department: Department of Cartography  and Geoinformatics ( Faculty of Informatics )

 

3. Mathematics

School Leader: Prof. Miklós Laczkovich, MHAS

3.1. Theoretical Mathematics

Program Leader: Prof. János Szenthe

Departments: Department of Algebra and Number Theory, Department of Computer Science, Department of Geometry, Department of Analysis; Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Technical University of Budapest (BME)

3.2. Applied Mathematics

Program Leader: Prof. András Prékopa, MHAS

Departments: Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics; Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Technical University of Budapest (BME), Department of Operations Research, Department of Numerical Analysis
 

4. Physics

School Leader: Prof. Zalán Horváth,  CMHAS

4.1. Material Science and Solid State Physics

Program Leader: Prof. János Lendvai

4.2. Particle Physics and Astronomy

Program Leader: Prof. Ferenc Csikor

4.3. Statistical Physics, Biological Physics and Physics of Quantum Systems

Program Leader: Prof. Tamás Vicsek, MHAS

Departments: Department of General Physics; Department of Solid State Physics; Department of Atomic Physics; Department of Theoretical Physics; Department of Biological Physics; Department of Physics of Complex Systems; Department of Astronomy

 

5. Chemistry

School Leader: Prof. György Inzelt

5.1. Analitical Chemistry, Colloid- and Environmental Chemistry, Electrochemistry

Program Leader: Prof. Gyula Záray

5.2. Synthetic Chemistry, Material Science and Biomolecular Chemistry

Program Leader: Prof. István Tamás Horváth

5.3. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, Structural Chemistry

Program Leader: Prof. Péter Surján

Departments: All Departments of the Institute of Chemistry of Eötvös Loránd University and Research Groups of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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