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Welcome to the Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics of the University of Szeged!


Geographycal education at our university started in 1921. Our department was established in 1964 as Department of Physical Geography with László Jakucs, the well known karst researcher as head. In 2002 the name changed to Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics as Remote Sensing and GIS became more and more important besides the traditional ways of researches, applied geomorphology and environmental investigations .

Nowadays altogether 500-600 BSc students in Geography and 110 MSc students in Geography study at our university, many of them take active part in the education and research activity of the Department.

Moreover the Department take also a significant part in the education of students in environmental science.

In the frame of the Erasmus program our Department has close co-operation with 12 universities of numerous countries in Europe, and also with the West Virginia University in the USA.

Gábor Mezősi Dr. Prof.



"Geographies," said the geographer, "are the books which, of all books, are most concerned with matters of consequence. They never become old-fashioned. It is very rarely that a mountain changes its position. It is very rarely that an ocean empties itself of its waters. We write of eternal things."


(The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)






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