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New Dean at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences

2018. DECEMBER 4. Hírek Erasmus

The Faculty Council of the University of Pécs Faculty of Health Sciences unanimously elected Dr. habil. András Oláh as the next Dean of the Faculty.

András Oláh is well-known at the Faculty of Health Sciences, as the new elected Dean has spent his student years in the Faculty and took the academic and official steps to become Head of Intitute and vice-Dean for General and Strategic Affairs in the leadership of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The former dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. József Betlehem became the Vice Rector for Connections and Strategic Affairs of the University of Pécs, that is the reason he renounced his dean mandate and it was necessary to choose a new dean. András Oláh started his Dean duties from 1 November 2018.

András Oláh was born in 1975 in Hódmezővásárhely. He got his PhD degree in 2008 and habilitated in 2014. In 2002 he became assistant professor and Head of the newly founded Human Resources and Marketing Department, from 2005 Head of the Dean’s Office, from 2007 Head of Nursing Department, from 2014 Head of Institute of Nursing Sciences, Basic Health Sciences and Health Visiting and since 2010 he was the Vice- Dean for General and Strategic Affairs.

The new dean told us on the occasion of his nomination:

“I applied for the leadership position of a faculty that is currently defined as the most dynamically developing Faculty of the University of Pécs, with an increasing number of training portfolios and student numbers. The Faculty of Health Sciences faces unique difficulties due to its’ young age, shaping identity and autonomy due to its’ moderate infrastructural environment and the rapidly raising amount of Hungarian and foreign students. I want to put a great emphasis on enhancing employee experience, developing educational and scientific activities and improving the quality of student services. In my opinion, some important milestones are waiting for us in the next Dean cycle, as some of the faculty’s buildings can be renewed under the Modern Cities Program, as well as the establishment of our human patient simulation healthcare unit which harmonizes with international standards.”