Media Technology and Light Industry Institute
Director of Institute: dr. László Koltai PhD
The four research teams working within the institute are: printing and media technology, paper and packaging technology, quality management and information technology.
Our institute places great emphasis on practical training. We strive to use the most modern instruments and equipment in our imaging, colorimetric, printing industry material testing and packaging industry material testing laboratories and in our CAD, multimedia, paper manufacturing and printing practical classrooms. The institute is supported by the printing, packaging and paper processing industry. The leading specialists of the industry often participate in our education as visiting lecturers. We have mutually created the ESKO Competence Centre, which is a packaging design laboratory. In addition, modern technical and technological standard is represented by the CANON Knowledge Centre and Printshop in the area of graphic communication. The task and aim of both knowledge bases is that our students get modern theoretical and up-to-date practical knowledge and thus gain a competitive advantage in the labor market in these quickly developing areas. We consider it an important activity that we are asked to organize professional advice and special training courses in packaging and printing for leading industrial companies. In recent years the institute has participated in several bilateral and international EU projects (eg. Erasmus plus, COST E32 project).
Key research areas include: new areas of implementation of digital printing; reducing the environmental effects of printing industry technologies, designing and assessing solutions which put less pressure on the environment; analysing processes of safety printing; developing methods to determine the specific surface of cellulose and paper; examination of the transfer qualities of plastic packaging materials; developing environment based management systems, creating effective regulations and evaluations adopted to the organization.