Since 2017, Breuer Marcell Doctoral School of Architecture offers its services in METU. The head of the program is Prof. Dr. Bálint Bachmann DLA, Rector of METU.
Marcel Breuer was a Pécs-born architect but is more famous for his tubular steel furniture, especially the Wassily chair and Cesca chair. From 1920 to 1928 Breuer studied and then taught at the Bauhaus school of design, where modern principles were applied to the industrial as well as to the fine arts. He is considered as one of the most influential exponents of the International Style; he was concerned with applying new forms and uses to newly developed technology and materials in order to create an art expressive of an industrial age.
Breuer Marcell Doctoral School of Architecture
The programmes of the Doctoral School engage in fields dealing with the most important concerns in Hungary and, specifically in the Pécs region, the areas of national heritage protection.
The Doctoral School organizes and implements the doctoral programme within one organizational unit but offers two different programmes: DLA programme in Architecture and PhD programme in Architectural Engineering.
The excellent teaching staff and the infrastructure of the Pécs Doctoral School help students to engage in a so-called ‘atelier-style’ creative work, and due to its excellent professional and international relationships, the school provides students with all the opportunities to realize doctoral designs and creations. The instructors and supervisors of the Doctoral School play an active role in the editorial committees of several Hungarian and international academic periodicals e.g. Hungarian Building Construction, Pollack Periodica.
An up-to-date infrastructural background, which is excellent at an international level, is available at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs. Amongst the teaching staff at the Doctoral School, we can boast several Gábor Dénes, Kossuth, Ybl, Steindl, Pro Architektura, Munkácsy or Artist of Merit Award winners.
Cooperation agreement between Breuer Marcell Doctoral School of Architecture and Budapest Metropolitan University
The new cooperation agreement between PTE MIK and METU makes it possible for METU professors to pursue their educational research work in the PTE MIK Breuer Marcell Doctorate School in the field of architectural art and architecture sciences. The program allows METU professors to achieve their PhD degree, with a reduced price, while still teaching classes in METU.