University of Miskolc
Department of Geophysics
H-3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, A/2 b. II. floor
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The successor of the Department of Geophysics was established as part of the Faculty of Surveyor Engineering in Sopron under the leadership of professor Károly Kántás in 1951. In 1959 the Department moved to Miskolc and has belonged to the Faculty of Mining Engineering. Today it operates as the department of the Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics, the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Miskolc.
The Department is active in teaching in three level. Geophysicist are educated in Bachelor programme in Earth Sciences and Engineering course, in Master programme in Earth Sciences Engineering course and there are great PhD programmes in the frame of Sámuel Mikoviny Doctoral School of Geosciences.
The main research fields are the basic- and applied researches, method- and instrument developments in connection with exploration and exploitation of natural resources and environmental protection. The Department played main role in the introduction and improvement of telluric – later magnetotelluric – method for hydrocarbon exploration. The results achieved by the development of different types of underground geophysical methods in connection with coal and bauxite mining and the construction of instruments are ere now internationally well known. Nowadays the investigations and developments of qualified inversion, tomography and geostatistical methods together with the geophysical data and information processing techniques are in the main focus of the Department. These researches are executed partially in the frame of MTA-ME Research Group of Geoengineering and the Hungarian Scientific Research Found (OTKA).