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The UP Department of Neurosurgery will become a European centre of excellence

17 September 2020

The UP Department of Neurosurgery will become a European centre of excellence

The University of Pécs Department of Neurosurgery is the only one in Hungary that has been included in the European outstanding neurosurgery training places. The selection of the Pécs department reflects the international standard of neurosurgery education, patient care and research in Pécs.


Written by Miklós Stemler


Berlin, Geneva, Liverpool and Milan: among others, along with the world-renowned neurosurgery clinics in the above cities, the Pécs Department of Neurosurgery has been added to the network of European neurosurgery training centres of excellence established with € 1 million support, which serves to raise the level of pan-European neurosurgeon training. Through the AENEID program, residents and postgraduate students will come to the Pécs department from all over the continent, and young neurosurgeons from Pécs will also enter the international scientific circulation early and will be guaranteed to learn from the best professionals and use state-of-the-art equipment.

“We can be especially proud of the fact that apart from Pécs, a total of one institution from the Eastern European region, the Belgrade clinic has become part of the network; they are responsible for postgraduate training in peripheral neurosurgery and we are responsible for postgraduate training in neurotraumatology. It is equally important that as a training place, our students will be included in this system and will receive the highest quality training available in Europe”- says dr. András Büki, head of the Department of Neurosurgery. The participation of Pécs is the result of many years of work, as the Pécs department has extensive international connections in the field of neurotraumatological research and treatment methods, its equipment is considered especially modern worldwide - including the neuromonitor system that allows real-time monitoring of the cerebral circulation and temperature of the brain.

In addition, as dr. Péter Tóth who is responsible for the local coordination of the program emphasizes, the department places great emphasis on the abroad training of young specialists and specialist candidates in Pécs and on the establishment of scientific partnerships. Of course, all this works the other way round as well, researchers and physicians from the partner institutions often visit Pécs.

The first students and specialist candidates are expected to arrive in the spring, the young doctors will spend two months each in the centres of excellence responsible for the certain areas. Although the total support of one million euros can be said to be modest compared to the volume of the training program, in the opinion of András Büki, the social capital gained through participation is invaluable both in terms of strengthening international relations and in the field of youth training.