Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Horticulture and Rural Development of John von Neumann University!

Our institution is located in the Southern Great Plain region, in Kecskemét, the capital of Bács-Kiskun county, between the rivers Danube and Tisza.In 2021, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Kecskemét's higher vocational education, and the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Horticulture (our predecessor institution).

Our main task is to train agricultural and horticultural engineers with an entrepreneurial approach, who are able to adapt quickly and flexibly to the constantly changing natural, social, and economic environment and market conditions, based on their versatile knowledge, skills and abilities. Our faculty offers undergraduate courses in rural agricultural engineering, horticultural engineering and agricultural engineering on both full-time and part-time basis. Since September 2010, we have been offering a Master of Science in Horticulture (MSc) and in 2014 we started teaching a Master of Science in Rural Development (MSc). We have an accredited higher vocational training in agriculture ("FOSZK"). In the framework of adult education, we are launching a degree in viticulture and oenology (engineer/manager). The training here is practice-oriented, so you can put it to immediate use on the job. The theoretical training is complemented by practical training in well-equipped laboratories, vineyards, demonstration gardens and greenhouses. The library's rich collection of textbooks and journals, available in both traditional and electronic formats, helps to prepare and inform the students.

One of the cornerstones of quality education is the participation of teachers and students in research in the field. The faculty supports and promotes all those scientific activities that contribute to quality work and improve performance.

We support the professional activities of farmers in the region with accredited soil and plant testing, food raw material testing and microbiology laboratories, a processing plant and expert advice.

If you are interested in the information on our website, you are welcome to visit us in person!