Dr. Andras Jung, PhD, habil.


In 2001 I obtained my first degree from the Faculty of Horticulture Science of Szent István University in Budapest. I had longer stays at the Humboldt University of Berlin (1999-2000), at the Agricultural University of Vienna (2004) and at the University of Halle (2004). In 2004, I obtained my second degree at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Geodesy and Geoinformatics. In 2006 I completed my PhD studies with a summa cum laude qualification in the field of hyperspectral remote sensing and plant examination methods.

Since 2006 I have been researching and teaching at universities in Germany (2006-2010: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 2012: University of Ulm, and University of Leipzig 2013-2015).

My research focuses on plant and soil detection methods in field spectroscopy and high resolution remote sensing, with special regard to scientific and industrial development of optical sensors. From 2010 I have been providing consulting services for market leaders, mainly for international development companies in hyperspectral remote sensing. As a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 2012, together with two German university colleagues, we established the first "spin-off" company at the ILM Institute of the Ulm University, which was the first in Europe to produce drone-mounted hyperspectral snap-shot mini-cameras. Since then, I have been continuously engaged in the development of market ready applications and industrial preparation of optical remote sensing technologies in the framework of international expert networks (SpectroNet, Univations, EIP-AGRI etc.).

In 2016 I returned to Szent István University as a head of the Technical Department. In the same year I earned the scientific qualification of habilitation. In 2016 I have been granted the Bolyai János Research Scholarship by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for three years. In the framework of the scholarship I will focus on the calibration and validation of plant-based nitrogen sensors for precision agriculture.

Subjects taught:
  • Agricultural Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Precision Horticultural Technologies
  • Plant Protection Mechanics

Research field:
Application and development of high resolution remote sensing, imaging and field spectroscopy in agro-technical and precision crop production research. Among my practical research objectives, growers' expectations, increased efficiency of applicability and economic aspects are of high importance.


Office: Faculty of Horticultural Sciences, Technical Department
1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29-43., G. building, ground floor 3.
Telephone: +36-1-305-7266