Company description: With its ten faculties, more than 20,000 students, 2,000 teachers and a broad range of training and degree programmes the University of Pécs plays a significant role in Hungarian higher education. Its main objective is to promote the lifelong learning, to develop programmes for advanced studies and special training courses for practising experts, thus to meet the economic and social demand of the region.
The university knowledge base can be interpreted along three dimensions with respect to the innovative activities pursued at the University of Pécs. One concerns research results, which are produced in the university environment, that is, in labs and in the heads of researchers. The second one involves teaching, whereby a highly qualified labour force is trained that can succeed in the knowledge industry. The third one is the service dimension, which can ensure several important services that support the utilization of innovations for economic players surrounding the University.
The mission of the University of Pécs as a regional knowledge base is to help develop innovation-oriented and knowledge-based economy, create the environment that is necessary for the optimal flow of knowledge between local knowledge bases and innovative entrepreneurs, and promote innovative activities. The main goal of the University of Pécs is to build a bridge between the economy and science, channel research towards the demands of the industry, and initiate and promote the utilization of new research findings at the University and the academic institutes.
Role in the project: UP delivers technological and process engineering data concerning the recovery and utilization of useful components from dumps and landfills based on the literature and earlier experiments. Furthermore, UP is involved in the planning and execution of three pilot samplings: on municipal landfill mine gangue dumps in Hungary. The study on the operational and monitoring requirements of the landfills before, during and after the raw material mining process will be carried out. UP also contributes to the development of training materials, organization of trainings and transfer of information to civil organizations and municipalities.