Pécs–Debrecen–Szeged, Kuno Klebelsberg and Hungarian Higher education


The exhibition was made by the staff of the University Library and Knowledge Center of the University of Pécs on the 90th anniversary of the death of Kuno Klebelsberg (1875–1932), a politician of education, in 2022.

Kuno Klebelsberg placed great emphasis on relocating the universities that had been moved beyond the border of Hungary after the Treaty of Trianon. The Franz Joseph University of Cluj-Napoca found a new home in Szeged, while the Elizabeth University of Bratislava found a new home in Pécs. Subsequently, as Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, he made significant improvements to the infrastructure of rural universities in Szeged, Pécs and Debrecen. In addition to the university construction projects in the three cities, the panels on display also present the Collegium Hungaricum institutional network founded by Kuno Klebelsberg, as well as the higher education scholarships and summer universities.

The traveling exhibition of the University of Pécs will be on display for the following month from the 24th of April 2023 in the hall of the ELTE University Library and Archives. The exhibition is free of charge, if you are not a registered reader, please indicate your intention to visit the exhibition at the entrance.

Venue: ELTE University Library and Archives

1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 6.

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE University Library and Archives