Preface from the editor to the first volume:

The present issue, that the distinguished Reader holds, is the very first one of a newly launched peer-reviewed periodical titled „GEOSCIENCES AND ENGINEERING” to be published in English and carefully managed by the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering, University of Miskolc, Hungary.

The main aim of this new journal is to provide a high-level publishing opportunity for domestic and foreign professors, researchers and students. It is also aimed to widely disseminate the scientific results achieved at our Faculty and University, as well as to establish the international periodicals exchange making our international co-operation even more fruitful. The challenge of the new journal we are going to meet in the coming years is to be highly acknowledged at the international level as well, for which our Faculty does possess all the opportunities. We hope to receive invaluable assistance in this task from our colleagues working abroad and have a high international reputation.

Dr. Ferenc Kovács
Chairman of the Editorial Board