Budapest University of Technology and Economics

4.1 out of 5 (163 ratings / 132 reviews) Budapest, Hungary
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is a public higher education institute operating as a central budgetary institution. Its founding regulation has been issued by the Minister of Human Capacities. Its organizational and operational conditions are summarized in its own regulation in accordance with laws.



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.

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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

ICT services

The Technology and Knowledge Transfer Office of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics was founded in 2009 in the framework of the New Széchenyi Plan with the support of the National Development Agency.

Student Life

Campus life

Beautiful Campus: the Campus is a city in itself: with beautiful buildings and large parks, it’s a pleasant place all year round.

Sports facilities

Sport life: we have new sport centres and dozens of famous Olympic medallists.

Student Reviews

My University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is more about theory than practice, so I miss that part, but other than that it is a very high-level school.

Great campus
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience so far is one of pride that I have been able to be a part of my university. The dedication and hard work that has been put into my three years so far has allowed me to succeed in many ways, as well as increase my self-development skills. The university is a great place to study and I would suggest it to anyone. The university has a good infrastructure to...

Ultimate practice in different disciplines
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

this program focuses on Construction technologies and real estate development which can be interesting other than typical design courses .

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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