The roots of higher education in Debrecen go back to the 16th Century with the establishment of the College of the Reformed Church in Debrecen in 1538. It was recognised as the Hungarian Royal University in 1912 and evolved during the past decade into University of Debrecen. With 15 faculties, 30,000 students, 65 undergraduate, 63 graduate programs and 25 Doctoral Schools it is the biggest University in Hungary. The academic staff consists of 1000 members with scientific degree, more than 200 of them are full professors. The strength of the Faculty of Science and Technology traditionally lies in the achievements in basic sciences: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, mathematics and physics, which are utilized in applied sciences and technology. Members of the faculty effectively cooperate with numerous industrial companies of the region, especially with bio-, pharmaceutical and chemical factories. The Institute of Mathematics houses two international, peer-reviewed mathematical scientific journals, one of them having the biggest impact factor among Hungarian mathematical journals. Members of the Institute of Mathematics are internationally recognized leading researchers in the areas of (among others) Lie groups, Finsler and Riemannian geometry, finite simple non-Abelian groups, group rings, algebraic codes, representation of groups, functionally complete algebras, completxity theory, functional analysis, operator algebras, functional equations and Diophantine equations.
UD will lead WP1-Algebraic Structure of Continuous and Discrete Models of Cellular Pathways and contribute to WP2-Category Theory Framework, WP3-Mathematical Model of Interaction Computing, WP4-Environment Specification Language, and WP5-Proof-of-Concept Prototype of Interaction Computing Environment.