Why BME?

The direct predecessor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is the Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum, founded in 1782, which was the first institute in Europe to train engineers in university structure.

BME’s mission, inseparable from training and education, is to conduct scientific research which encompasses the three activities required to make up the innovation chain: fundamental and applied research, technological product and service development, and the application of research findings.

The popularity of BME’s foreign language courses is growing year by year. Students arriving from foreign countries, represent over 12% of BME’s enrolment, and the students come from over 30 countries.

Many young people are studying at BME as part of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme, which aims to support the internationalization of Hungarian higher education. With this high number of foreign students, BME ranks second in Hungary.

With its regular high-ranking positions BME is among the top universities (2-6%) globally. The British ranking company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) surveys the performance of over 1400 higher education institutions in five large areas (arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences and social sciences) covering a total of 51 disciplines. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has been the single Hungarian university making it to the list on the engineering and technology field, and achieves better rankings year after year.

Why BME?


… our more than 200 years old university is the top higher education institution of technology in Hungary, and it also has a well-established international reputation.

... of the outstanding quality of our education. We have four Nobel Prize winners and dozens of famous scientists.

… BME is an International University. We have more than 2000 foreign students each year and foreign professors from all over the world.

… BME is the most innovative university in Hungary. According to the amount of R+D and the number of publications.

… the most important international university ranking companies have placed BME among the world’s top 1000 universities.

… we have exciting programs and vibrant city life. The university is located in the heart of Budapest.

… we have new sport centres and dozens of famous Olympic medallists.

… BME has a beautiful Campus, with gorgeous buildings and large parks.

… the Science Park is located right next to the BME campus, where the offices of many large international companies can be found.

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