Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
founding 1782
Sponsorship state
place Budapest , Hungary
Rector Józsa János
Students 21738
Employee 974
Networks TIME
Main building of the university,
architect: Alajos Hauszmann (1909)

The Technical and Economic University of Budapest ( Hungarian : Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem , BME for short , now also often in English TUB ) is the most important technical university in Hungary .


The university was founded in 1782 by Emperor Joseph II as the Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum in Budapest . In 1871 it was renamed the Royal Hungarian Joseph University for Technology and Economics and thus recognized as a university . In 1934 there was another restructuring and renaming to Palatin-Josef University for Technology and Economics, which played a decisive role in the industrialization of Hungary in the 20s and 30s.

In 1955 the university was renamed the Technical University of Budapest . After the failed Hungarian popular uprising , it was expanded to a total of 6 faculties in 1956. In 2000 the name was finally changed to its current name.


The Budapest University of Technology and Economics has around 24,000 students, 1,200 professors and academic staff and consists of eight faculties:

University partnerships

The university maintains numerous partnerships, including with the following universities (selection of German-speaking countries):

See also

Web links

Commons : Budapest University of Technology and Economics  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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Coordinates: 47 ° 28 ′ 54 ″  N , 19 ° 3 ′ 22 ″  E