History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1782, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is Hungary's most popular university of technology. It is regarded as the world's oldest institute of technology with university status and structure. It was the first university-level institute in Europe to train engineers. The university is affiliated with the European University Association, CESAER, and International Association of Universities. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #801, #1020 as per US News World & Report, and 1200 according to the Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is a public higher education institution that also serves as a central budgetary institution in Hungary. Its organisational and operational conditions are enumerated in its own law-abiding regulation. The faculties are in the order their founding is Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. More than 110 departments and institutes are active in the structure of eight colleges.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The university was home to Nobel laureates such as Danes Gabor (Inventor of Holography), George Olah (Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and Jeno Wigner (Nobel Prize in Physics).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Around 1,100 professors, 400 researchers and other graduates, as well as numerous visiting professors and practising specialists, participate in teaching and research at the Budapest Technical and Economic University. Approximately 1,381 of the 21,171 students at the university are foreigners and come from 50 different countries. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics awards about 70% of Hungarian engineering degrees. 34 university professors/researchers are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.