Rector's welcome

Dear Visitors,

I welcome you to the official website of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Our institution, which was founded in 1782 under the name of Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum, has been the top higher education institution of Hungary and it also has well-established international reputation. The foundation of the effectiveness of the university is the devoted educational activities of our professors and the hard work and enthusiasm of our students. These values ensure the stability and continuity of education, scientific research and technological development at the institution. Students who feel talented and skilled may join various development projects already during their university years. When they continue their studies from the basic degree to the Masters qualifications we aim at fine-tuning their knowledge and skills so that it is ensured that they become excellent development and research engineers. Those who wish to proceed with their scientific studies may join PhD courses, which will provide sound basis and guiding framework to reach their professional targets.

All these opportunities ensure that the University of Technology has become one of the leading research universities of Hungary and is well-known for its scientific results abroad. It is also important that young people joining our programmes should not only become excellent professionals but educated persons in the widest sense. At the university there are various opportunities for intellectual activities and professors tend to convey not only professional skills but also their attitudes, values and viewpoints that may enrich students’ perceptions.

The eight faculties of the University of Technology have their individual characteristics but they all aim at outstanding educational results. The faculties cover such wide scientific areas that are well enough to understand and study within the time frames of the courses. The qualified professionals have strong technological and scientific base knowledge and economical skills and are also able to apply structural approaches to various processes.

Past years have proven that degrees from and the knowledge and skills obtained at the University of Technology are a valuable passport to the work market. In our institution besides Hungarian language there are opportunities to study in foreign languages – mainly in English. Our students can join international exchange programmes and spend some – longer or shorter - time abroad to obtain special skills and good command of foreign languages, and also to make new friends.

In the special atmosphere of the University of Technology our students follow the specific values of the university and this is the best that can happen to them! When I was a student the same thing happened to me and it has worked out to start a very fruitful and meaningful professional career.

I wish all our students very successful, happy and enjoyable times here when they can also experience the strength of the community of the University in this important phase of their lives!

János Józsa, Rector