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Some practical information about the city, Faculty and travel



General information



University of Pecs – Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

Established in 1970, the Faculty of Business and Economics at UP, is the second oldest School of Economics in Hungary. Since then we have been a leading player in Hungarian Higher Education. With more than 3,000 students enrolled in our programs, we offer up-to-date education and research in Business Sciences and the comprehensive theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge ensures our students' success in their career. The school’s wide range of international partnerships, with 61 European and several non-European universities, allow 15-20% of our nearly 3,000 students to spend at least one semester abroad. To broaden their opportunities we have established strong collaboration with the business and entrepreneurial environment. The outstanding number of highly qualified faculty and the doctoral students of FBE at UP are active and well-respected participants who integrate very well into social and economic research in Hungary and abroad. Today the school is not only regarded as an educational institution but also as a rich and creative network of faculty, current students, international and corporate specialists, and alumni in senior management positions or dynamic entrepreneurs. FBE is a community of practitioners in the economic sciences and the business world and, as such, a hugely significant regional knowledge centre.

How to get to Pécs?


Where is Pécs? Where do I find the University of Pécs? In the following section you find information on how to travel to Pécs by plane, by train or by car.


Reaching Hungary (Budapest)

From most European countries, the easiest way of reaching Hungary is by plane, since flying is fast, comfortable and once you have checked in it is virtually impossible to get lost. There are flights from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is also possible to travel to Hungary by international train services - this option is favoured by students coming from neighbouring countries.


From Budapest to Pécs


By Airport Shuttle 

After landing in Hungary you'll find an Airport Minibus office at the terminal. We advise you to take an Airport Minibus shuttle which ride to Pécs directly. This is the most convenient way of travelling and it costs approx. HUF 9,000 (≈ EUR 30). If you contact your programme coordinator before your arrival she/he will gladly help you to arrange a Minibus shuttle to Pécs.


By train

Another option for travelling from Budapest to Pécs is the train. Ask the taxi or the Airport Minibus driver to take you to the Keleti Pályaudvar (it means Eastern Railway station in Hungarian). From where you can travel to Pécs by an Inter-City (IC) train. On the website: http://www.elvira.hu/english you can find the IC timetable. The full fare 2nd class ticket with seat reservation will cost about HUF 4,500 (approx. EUR 15). You are advised to take an IC instead of the regular train because IC's are much faster and more comfortable than regular trains.


Driving a car

Foreigners driving a car to Hungary are required to hold a valid international driving licence. Car registration and insurance papers are also compulsory. Most of our Dormitories have a safe car park. Driving is on the right-hand side and the seatbelt is compulsory. The speed limit within residential areas is 50 km/h, 90 km/h for secondary roads, 110 km/h for highways and 130 km/h for motorways.


Hotel ideas in Pécs


Laterum Konferencia és Wellness Hotel ****
Address: Pécs, Hajnóczy József street 37-39, 7633
Phone:(72) 252 108
email: laterum@laterum.hu
website: http://laterumhotel.hu/

Hotel Millennium Szálló ****
Address: Pécs, Kálvária street 58, 7625
Phone: +36 (72) 512 222
email: info@hotelmillennium.hu
website: http://www.hotelmillennium.hu/

Hotel Palatinus City Center *** Superior
Address: Pécs, Király street 5, 7621
Phone: +36 (72) 889 400
email: pecs.reservation@danubiushotels.com
website: http://www.danubiushotels.hu/szallodak-pecs/hotel-palatinus

Hotel Makár Sport & Wellness ****
Address: Pécs, Középmakár vineyard 4, 7635
Phone: +36 (72) 224 400
email: reservation@hotelmakar.hu
website: http://hotelmakar.hu/

Főnix Hotel **
Address: Pécs, Hunyadi János street 2, 7621
Phone: +36 (72) 311 680
email: sales@fonixhotel.com
website: http://www.fonixhotel.com/

Ágoston Hotel ***
Address: Pécs, Ágoston square, 7625
Phone: +36 (72) 510 496
email: info@agostonhotel.hu
website: http://www.agostonhotel.hu/left-box

Fordan Hotel Pécs ***
Address: Pécs, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street 14, 7622
Phone: +36 (72) 333 166
email: info@fordanhotel.hu
website: http://www.fordanhotel.hu/

Hotel Fenyves Panoráma ***
Address: Pécs, Szőlő street 64., 7625
Phone: +36 (72) 211 429
email: hotel@hotelfenyves.hu or info@hotelfenyves.hu
website: http://www.hotelfenyves.hu/

Hotel Sophiane ****
Address: Pécs, Felsőmalom street 24, 7621
Phone: +36 (72) 517 770
email: info@hotelsopianae.hu
website: http://hotelsopianae.hu/en/#contact

Corso Hotel Pécs ****
Address: Pécs, Koller street 8, 7626
Phone: +36 (72) 421 900
email: reception@corsohotel.hu
website: http://corsohotel.hu/

Hotel Kikelet ****
Address: Pécs, Málics Ottó street 1, 7635
Phone: +36 (72) 512 900
email: reserve@hotelkikelet.hu
website: http://www.hotelkikelet.hu/index.php?m=main&a=welcome

Barbakán Hotel & Restaurant ***
Address: Pécs, Bartók Béla street 10, 7624
Phone: +36 (72) 221 110
email: info@barbakanhotel.hu
website: http://www.barbakanhotel.hu/

Bagolyvár ***
Address: Pécs, Felsőhavi vineyard 6/1, 7627
Phone: +36 (72) 513 213
email: bagolyvarpecs@gmail.com
website: http://www.bagolyvarpecs.hu/

Simonyi BEDC

“We are a self-sustaining, university driven entrepreneurship ecosystem that allows the interaction of all actors of the socio-economic environment of the region interwoven with the international economic centers of gravity through our communities of practice.”

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As a key drivers of regional economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship attract substantial attention in research and policy. With the establishment of the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center (RIERC) at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) of the University of Pécs the aim is to increase synergies among research groups at FBE and to provide a joint platform for research in regional innovation and entrepreneurship. RIERC conducts research in regional innovation (knowledge network analysis, agent-based innovation modeling, spatial econometric studies, university-industry relations), entrepreneurship (Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index – REDI, small business competitiveness, university spin-offs), development policy impact modeling (Geographic Macro and Regional (GMR)-type models) and applies research results in concrete regional development policy analyses. Established in 2015 RIERC succeeds the Center for Research in Economic Policy (GKK) at FBE.

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MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group

The research group focuses on one of the highly critical yet least understood areas of the Hungarian innovation system that is innovation co-operations and entrepreneurship. The traditional tools provide insufficient ground for a deeper understanding of these areas, and they do not support the investigation of the relationship between innovation and economic growth either. The research carried out by the group analyses the complex system of relationships between innovation co-operations, entrepreneurship and economic growth on the basis of the latest methodological tools developed in the international literature that include – among others – agent-based simulation, Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) and Geographic Macro and Regional (GMR) modelling. This variety of approaches ensures more thorough understanding of the topic that enables sensitivity testing of economic growth against tools of innovation policy and development of scenarios for economic policy