32 Notable alumni of
University of Pecs

The University of Pecs is 1294th in the world, 436th in Europe, and 8th in Hungary by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 32 notable alumni from the University of Pecs sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ferenc Gyurcsány

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    Ferenc Gyurcsány
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1979-1990
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistpedagogue
    Biography

    Ferenc Gyurcsány is a Hungarian entrepreneur and politician. He was Prime Minister of Hungary from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports between 2003 and 2004.

  2. Ante Starčević

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    Ante Starčević
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1823-1896 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ante Starčević was a Croatian politician and writer. His policies centered around Croatian state law, the integrity of Croatian lands, and the right of his people to self-determination. As an important member of the Croatian parliament and the founder of the Party of Rights he has laid the foundations for Croatian nationalism. He has been referred to as Father of the Nation due to his campaign for the rights of Croats within Austria-Hungary and his propagation of a Croatian state in a time where many politicians sought unification with other South Slavs.

  3. Zsolt Borkai

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    Zsolt Borkai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    1993-1996 studied physical education
    Occupations
    artistic gymnastlocal politician
    Biography

    Zsolt Borkai is a Hungarian Olympic gymnast champion and politician, who served as the mayor of Győr from 1 October 2006 to 8 November 2019. He was President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) between 20 November 2010 and 2 May 2017.

  4. Sándor Weöres

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    Sándor Weöres
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1913-1989 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    In 1939 graduated with doctorate in philosophy
    Occupations
    poettranslatorchildren's writerwriterartist
    Biography

    Sándor Weöres was a Hungarian poet and author.

  5. László Sólyom

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    László Sólyom
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    1960-1965 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politicianlibrarianlawyerlecturer
    Biography

    László Sólyom is a Hungarian political figure, lawyer, and librarian who was President of Hungary from 2005 until 2010. Previously he was Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Hungary from 1990 to 1998.

  6. Eugen Kvaternik

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    Eugen Kvaternik
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1825-1871 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politicianrevolutionary
    Biography

    Eugen Kvaternik was a Croatian nationalist politician and one of the founders of the Party of Rights, alongside Ante Starčević. Kvaternik was the leader of the 1871 Rakovica Revolt which was an attempt to create an independent Croatian state, at the time when it was part of Austria-Hungary. In order to get foreign support for his cause Kvaternik visited the Russian Empire, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia. He was also well known for anti-Austro-Hungarian speeches that he made as member of Croatian Parliament.

  7. Katalin Szili

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    Katalin Szili
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1982
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Katalin Szili is a Hungarian politician and jurist, a former member of the Hungarian Parliament, who served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary from 2002 to 2009.

  8. Károly Simonyi

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    Károly Simonyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1916-2001 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1940
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacherjurist
    Biography

    Károly Simonyi was a Hungarian physicist and writer. He was professor of electrical engineering at Technical University of Budapest and the author of the popular tabletop book A Cultural History of Physics (A fizika kultúrtörténete, 1978). He is the father of Charles Simonyi, a prominent computer-software executive who oversaw the creation of Microsoft Office.

  9. John Xantus

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    John Xantus
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1825-1894 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    In 1847 studied legal science
    Occupations
    zoologistornithologist
    Biography

    John Xantus de Vesey a.k.a. de Csíktaplócza was a Hungarian exile and zoologist. Xantus (the aristocratic title de Vesey was an affectation, of which he had several variations) was born Xántus János, in Csokonya, Somogy, Hungary.

  10. Ferenc Fejtő

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    Ferenc Fejtő
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1909-2008 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    journalisthistorianwritercriticpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Ferenc Fejtő, also known as François Fejtő, was a Hungarian-born French journalist and political scientist, specializing in Eastern Europe.

  11. József Tóbiás

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    József Tóbiás
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 2005
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    József Tóbiás is a Hungarian politician, who served as the leader of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) from 19 July 2014 to 25 June 2016. He has been also a Member of Parliament since 1998.

  12. Bertalan Tóth

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    Bertalan Tóth
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Bertalan Tóth is a Hungarian lawyer and socialist politician and Leader of the Hungarian Socialist Party after Gyula Molnár's resignation in 2018.

  13. Péter Hoppál

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    Péter Hoppál
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1997
    In 2009 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianmusicianEsperantist
    Biography

    Péter Hoppál is a Hungarian politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Pécs (Baranya County Constituency I then II) since 2010. He was also a Member of Parliament from the Fidesz Baranya County Regional List between 2009 and 2010. He served as Secretary of State for Culture from 15 June 2014 to 17 May 2018.

  14. Zsolt Páva

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    Zsolt Páva
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    1974-1987 graduated with doctorate in legal science and economics
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zsolt Páva is a Hungarian politician. Páva is a member of Fidesz and mayor of Pécs from 2009 to 2019. He also served as mayor of his hometown between 1994 and 1998.

  15. Ferenc Juhász

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    Ferenc Juhász
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 2005
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ferenc Juhász in Nyíregyháza, is a former Minister of Defence for Hungary. From 1990, he has been a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), and from 2000 the vice chairman of the party. He was the Minister of National Defense in Hungary from 27 May 2002 to 9 June 2006. He was also Member of Parliament between 1994 and 2014.

  16. Márta Mátrai

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    Márta Mátrai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1973-1978
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Dr. Márta Mátrai is a Hungarian jurist and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) from Fidesz Somogy County Regional List since 1998. She was elected First Officer of the National Assembly in 2013, a position which was re-established after 64-year vacancy.

  17. Tamás Harangozó

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    Tamás Harangozó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1998-2004
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tamás Harangozó is a Hungarian jurist and politician, member of the National Assembly from the Hungarian Socialist Party's Tolna County Regional List since 2010. His brother is Gábor Harangozó another MP from the Socialist Party.

  18. Zsolt Pozsgai

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    Zsolt Pozsgai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1985-1988
    Occupations
    writertheatrical directorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Zsolt Pozsgai is a Hungarian freelance writer, playwright, stage and film director, and film producer (Horatio Film).

  19. Endre Mester

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    Endre Mester
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1903-1984 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1927
    Occupations
    surgeonresearcherinventorradiologist
    Biography

    Hungarian physician Endre Mester was a pioneer of laser medicine, especially the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT). In 1967, only a few years after the first working laser was invented, he started his experiments with the effects of lasers on skin cancer. He is credited as the discoverer of positive biological effects of low power lasers, which have been advocated as alternative medicine for use in wound healing, smoking cessation, tuberculosis, temporomandibular joint disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. LLLT devices are popular and may bring about temporary relief of some types of pain, but conventional medical authorities have found no reason to believe that they influence the course of any ailment or are more effective for pain control than other forms of heat delivery.

  20. Csilla Hegedüs

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    Csilla Hegedüs
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Csilla Hegedüs is a Romanian politician and member of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) who served as Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister in the Victor Ponta cabinet from November to December 2014. She was also State Secretary within the same ministry from March to November 2014.

  21. Ottó Heinek

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    Ottó Heinek
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1960-2018 (aged 58)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1983
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Ottó Heinek was a Hungarian German journalist and politician, who served as Chairman of the National Self-Government of Germans in Hungary (MNOÖ) from 1999 until his death.

  22. Balázs Ander

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    Balázs Ander
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 2007
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Balázs Ander is a Hungarian politician, vice-president of Jobbik and member of National Assembly since 2014.

  23. Dezső Németh

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    Dezső Németh
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    In 2001 graduated with habilitation
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Dezső Németh is a Hungarian psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and research team leader in Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL) at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1.

  24. Katalin Ertsey

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    Katalin Ertsey
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Katalin Ertsey is a Hungarian journalist and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) from Politics Can Be Different (LMP) National List between 2010 and 2014. She was a member of the Committee on Consumer Protection from May 14, 2010 to February 11, 2013 and from September 23, 2013 to May 5, 2014, and also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from March 7, 2011 to May 5, 2014 (as Deputy Chairperson since September 23, 2013).

  25. David Starčević

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    David Starčević
    Years
    1840-1908 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Starčević was Croatian politician and prominent member of the Party of Rights.

  26. Sándor Keresztes

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    Sándor Keresztes
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1919-2013 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Dr. Sándor Keresztes was a Hungarian diplomat and jurist, who served as president of the Christian Democratic People's Party (1989–1990) and Member of Parliament (1947–1948, 1990, 1994–1998).

  27. Fehér Katalin

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    Fehér Katalin
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1999
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Katalin Feher Ph.D. is a new media researcher. Senior research fellow at Cyber Economy Research Centre and Future of Higher Education at Budapest Business School, Hungary, Fulbright Research Fellow at Drexel University in Philadelphia, US, co-founder & head of research and innovation at Digital Identity Agency, Hungary & UK, member of editorial board of KOME International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, visiting professor at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic and University of Lower Silesia, Poland. Feher’s research and teaching are focusing on new and social media, digital footprint, and the social-cultural impact of AI and smart technology.

  28. Norbert Pap

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    Norbert Pap
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    geographer
    Biography

    Norbert Pap is a Hungarian geographer–historian, founder of the Balkan Research Group, as well as leader of the Zrinski-Suleiman Research Group.

  29. Ferenc Győri

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    Ferenc Győri
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    docentgeographer
    Biography

    Ferenc Győri is a Hungarian ultramarathon runner, geographer, and university lecturer.

  30. Gyula Takátsy

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    Gyula Takátsy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1914-1980 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    Studied in 1938
    Occupations
    scientistinventormicrobiologist
    Biography

    Gyula Takátsy, was a Hungarian medical doctor, microbiologist and inventor.

  31. József Rácz

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    József Rácz
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Pecs
    In 2000 graduated with habilitation
    Occupations
    physicianpsychiatristpsychotherapist
    Biography

    József Rácz is a Hungarian physician, psychiatrist, addiction doctor, full professor and the former Head of the Department of Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University and the Head of the Department of Addictology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the Semmelweis University, director at Blue Point Drug Counseling and Outpatient Centre. His books, papers and talks focus on qualitative social psychological research of the drug users.

  32. Robert B Suda

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    Robert B Suda
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    directortheatrical producer
    Biography

    Robert B Suda is a London-based theatre director, playwright and producer who has a BA and two MAs in cultural management (Janus Pannonius University of Pecs - 2000), theatre project management (University of Pecs 2002) and advanced theatre studies (Theatrology – University of Pannonia 2006). Since 1997, he has directed and produced numerous shows on stage, which have been highly acclaimed by both critics and audiences. He also has significant experience in producing for stage and for TV. He was both educated in and employed Constantin Stanislavski's method of psychological realism Theatrical realism and the directing technique of Bertold Brecht Epic theatre. His works are also highly influenced by neo-expressionism, constructivism and minimalism. In his productions he has combined these techniques with elements of physical theatre, dance, pantomime and minimalist architectural set design both in prose and musical productions. He worked in long-term artistic collaboration with Veronika Karsai pantomime artist and physical-theatre director. During their teamwork they developed and staged two productions (Cursed Cows, richard2nixon) establishing their own theatrical form of expression. Suda's another long-term collaborative artistic colleague was Attila Galambos with whom they not only have written mainstream musicals (That's Enough!, Covershow, Better Than Sex), but Galambos, as an actor, was a part of many of Suda's productions (The Dumb-waiter, Cursed Cows, Covershow, moNOporno). In 2005, he was selected as one of the best young playwrights of the year by the Young Writers’ Association, Hungary, (FISz) for his play Cursed Cows, which he both wrote and directed. The script was published by the Association in 2006.