The Kálmán Kerpely Doctoral School of Crop Sciences and Horticulture has programs for those who wish to study crop production, horticultural science and regional studies. The doctoral program investigates the ways in which land use affects natural resources, and how various aspects of land use affect the development of regions and settlements. Research at the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences typically focuses on field experiments studying crop rotation, tillage, fertilization, irrigation, and crop density. Results from these experiments have been recognized throughout Europe with over 30 years of history. The doctoral school is overseen by twenty-two regular members (seven professors, four professor emeriti, one scientific advisor, eight associate professors and two scientific research assistants) plus thirty-three other university instructors. During their studies, students attend 3 types of courses: compulsory (3 courses), compulsorily optional (25 courses) and optional (55 courses) The doctoral school and the related institutions have cutting-edge tools which is suitable to meet both local and global expectations.