Faculty management

Brig. Gen. Dr. Árpád Pohl 

Pohl serves as Dean at the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training. He graduated from Zrínyi Miklós Military Academy and successfully completed the General Staff Course in Vienna in 1997. In 2008, he obtained the title Doctor of Philosophy. His research field is logistical support of military operations. He has been involved in academic matters for more than 30 years: he assumed several positions at the university i.e.: Professor, Head of Department, and Head of Institute, among others. Dean Pohl is also a holder of numerous service awards. 

Office: H-1101 Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus, Building "A"
Phone: (36) 1 432 9251
E-mail: pohl.arpad@uni-nke.hu


Col. Dr. Gábor Szászi
Vice-Dean for Education

Colonel Szászi is entrusted with education related matters at the Faculty as Vice‑Dean. He graduated from the Miklós Zrínyi National Defence University, the predecessor of Ludovika-UPS. He successfully completed the Doctoral School of Military Engineering in 2013. Subsequent to his admission, he has been pursuing academic path. Alongside his military qualification, Vice‑Dean Szászi earned a degree in logistics management as well. Throughout the course of his three decades of professional career, he had been working many years at the University as professor. Afterwards, he was assigned to various leadership roles also within the University.

Office: H-1101 Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus, Building "A"
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 29-323
E-mail: szaszi.gabor@uni-nke.hu



Prof.Dr. (Col.) Zoltán Krajnc
Vice-Dean for Science

Dr. Krajnc serves as Vice Dean for Science of the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training and also as Head of the Joint Operations Department. He is originally a Ground Based Air Defence Missile Officer and after basic officer training, he graduated from a university level programme at the Zrínyi Miklós Military Academy as an Air Operational Officer. He defended his PhD-thesis with „Summa cum laude” in 2001, and received the title Habilitated Doctor in 2006. His research areas include air operations planning; air warfare doctrines; ballistic missile defence; aerial components of counter-terrorism; and aerial warfare technology development.

Office: H-1101 Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus, Building "A"
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 29-527
E-mail: krajnc.zoltan@uni-nke.hu



Prof. Dr. (Col.) Klára Siposné Kecskeméthy
Acting Vice Dean For International Affairs

Colonel Klára Kecskeméthy Siposné serves as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training and is a professor of the Department of Operations and Support. She was commissioned in the Hungarian Defense Forces in 1990 at the ‘Tóth Ágoston’ Mapping Institute. She obtained her CSc degree in geography at the Slovakian and Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She held several positions at the Zrínyi Miklós Military Academy, at the Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence and later at the MoD Education and Science Department. She worked as a faculty advisor at the NATO Defence College in Rome. She served as Vice Rector for Education at the Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence. She pursues a wide-ranging of academic activities such as publishing, talent management and education. Her research areas include NATO partnerships, security and defense geography, theory and practice of geopolitics.

Office: H-1101 Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus, Building "A"
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 29-117
E-mail: siposne.kecskemethy.klara@uni-nke.hu



Col. Dr. Mátyás Palik
Vice-Dean for Military Aviation

Colonel Palik graduated from Killián György Flying Technical College in 1985 as a fighter controller, where he continued his military career as an instructor at his farmer Department. ln 1998 he completed his studies at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University as higher commander of Air Forces. In 2007, he obtained his PhD degree at the above mentioned University. Dr. Palik's scientific activity covers the following areas: Unmanned aircraft systems and their applications, the air traffic management system, and simulation technologies for airspace control.               

Office: H-5008 Kilián út 1.,Szolnok
Phone: (36) 56 512 530
E-mail: palik.matyas@uni-nke.hu



Col. Tibor Papp
Head of the Dean's Office

Colonel Tibor Papp assumed his current post on 1 October 2020 and is responsible for the coordination of the administrative work at the Dean’s Office. Colonel Papp was graduated from the Zalka Máté Military Technical College in Budapest. Later he got bachelor’s degree at the Economical University of Budapest and master’s degree at the University of Pécs in Human Recourses Management studies. He served as an HRM officer in various positions including MoD and GS levels. He has conducted two NATO long term deployments (SHAPE and NRDC-ITA) and three other deployments to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Latest he filled the Chief of Staff position at NATO Headquarters Sarajevo. Colonel Papp’s numerous service awards include the NATO Meritorious Service Medal and the USA Defence Meritorious Service Medal.

Office: H-1101 Hungária krt. Zrínyi Campus, Building "A"
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000 / 29-146
E-mail: papp.tibor@uni-nke.hu