Szent István University

Budapest, Hungary

No. Students: 15,000 (1,400 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 1,300
Funding type: Public
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About

More than 15,000 students study in the 7 campuses of the university. In addition to conventional agricultural and environmental sciences, SZIU offers courses in veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, mechanical engineering, economy and social sciences, architecture, water supply management, medical sciences as well as applied arts.

The university headquarters are located in the picturesque Gödöll"o, but altogether 7 faculties accept students in Budapest, Jászberény, Békéscsaba, Szarvas and Gyula.

Most of the schools in Szent István University have one or even two-century long histories.

Our goal is to educate our students to be sensitive to quality. In order to fulfill that purpose we have a quality improvement program, under which we evaluate students using a system of clear standards, which are set in advance and are available to the student before their evaluation. We work hard to assist students in achieving the knowledge and skills needed to become successful adults and leave our our university with a valuable diploma in-hand. We consider them as almost our own children. Their success is our success.

Student life

Gödöll"o (Hungarian pronunciation: [') is a town situated in Pest county, Budapest metropolitan area, Hungary, about 30 km (20 mi) northeast from the outskirts of Budapest. Its population is about 31,000 according to the 2001 census. It can be easily reached from Budapest with the suburban railway (HÉV). Gödöll"o is home to the Szent István Egyetem (Saint Stephen University), the main education institute of agriculture in Hungary. The palace at Gödöll"o was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family, later Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary and his wife Elisabeth ("Sisi") had their summer residence here.

Hungary hosted the 4th World Scout Jamboree in 1933 at the royal forest of Gödöll"o, in which 26,000 Scouts from 54 nations camped together. The camp chief was Pál Teleki, the member of the International Committee who later became Prime Minister of Hungary. This was the first time there was a Jamboree subcamp for Scouts taking part in aviation.

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