Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest University of Technology and Economics or Budapesti Mueszaki es Gazdasagtudományi Egyetem in Hungary was found in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II. It is one of the oldest technology institutes in the world. The first university in Europe to train engineers. The motto of the university is “Courses in Contemporary Engineering - harmonizing theory and practice”. The language of teaching was Hungarian, it was changed to Latin in 1860. It moved to its current campus in 1910. In 1967 two technical universities in Budapest came to form the Technical University of Budapest. 6 faculties were introduced and the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences was established in 2000 and the university became Budapest University of Technology and Economics. There are many famous alumni in this university: Dennis Gábor who was the inventor of holography got his Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971, George Oláh got his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994. Nowadays the university has 110 departments, 1100 lecturers, 400 researche



Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum, the legal predecessor of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782, and it was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at university level.


Education, research, innovation and direct additional services are proceeded by the faculties. Work-sharing between the faculties are subject oriented both in the fields of education and that of technology. The organogram of BME is available here. The faculties consist of departments, institutes, research centres that are supported by deans offices and other units.

Governing is assisted by the Rectors Office and the Chancellors Office. There is a highly independent Group of integrated internal control.


Research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, another long-standing tradition, is highly encouraged and is present on all levels from the B.Sc. through to the doctoral level. The research is both individual and co-operative, scientific and industrial, national and international.During the 1980's the Budapest University of Technology and Economics was among the first in the "Eastern block" to recognise the importance of participating in research activities with institutions of higher education in Western Europe. Consequently, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics has some well-established research relationships with Western European universities.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (14)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)


Student services

  • Student registration, study management and coordination by the Central Student Office
  • Student support and advice management together with cultural services by the Student Service Directorate
  • Secretariat of Senate, Rectors Council and Ethics Committee by the Rectors Office
  • Assistance to the faculty councils, education committees and other committees of the faculties by deans offices
  • Secretariat of the University Committee of Teaching Authorization and Doctoral Council and Scientific Students Association by the Central Student Office

Library services

  • Library and information management by the National Technical Information Centre and Library and within it the University Archives

Other Degrees