Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

Budapest University of Technology and Economics - BME

Local coordinator: Dr. Peter MOSON

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University website: http://english.www.bme.hu/

The institution was founded in 1782 by Austrian emperor Joseph II. Nowadays the university functions under the supervision of the Hungarian State. The executive functions are carried out by the University Senate and the Rector. BME has 8 faculties: Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economic and Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Transportation. It is one of the largest Hungarian higher education institution (cca. 24000 students, 1300 academic staff), approx. 70% of engineers graduates here. BME belongs to the 5 Hungarian Research Universities declared by the Hungarian Government in 2010. Several Nobel Prize laureates have been associated with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics: Dennis Gábor (physics), Eugene Wigner (physics), György Oláh (chemistry). Notable personalities have also studied or taught at BME: John von Neumann, the inventor of the computer, Edward Teller, nuclear physicist, Leo Szilárd, known for his work on nuclear chain reactions, Marcell Breuer, architect, Theodore von Kármán, aerodynamic scientist, ErnÅ‘ Rubik, inventor of the famous cube.

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics offers higher educational training on different levels (2, 3, 5, 8 years). The Bologna type education (B. Sc, M. Sc, Ph. D) has been fully introduced from 2006. Besides Hungarian there are training programs in English, French, German as well. BME has important international relations and is an active participant of different international programs (mainly European, e.g. Erasmus), but it has good contacts with several American, Asian universities as well. For more information related to international programs see http://english.www.bme.hu/ ..

Strategic research areas are: SE - Sustainable Energy (Environment and Climate Protection, Renewable Energy, Supply Security), VTL - Vehicle Technology, Transport and Logistics (Intelligent Vehicle Technologies and Transport Systems,Integrated Logistics), BHE - Biotechnology, Health and Environmental Protection (Biopharmaceuticals, Support of Way of Life,  Environment Friendly Technologies), NNM - Nanophysics, Nanotechnology and Materials Science(Nanoelectronics, Nanostructures, Structural and Functional Materials), IET - Intelligent Environment and e-Technologies (Future Internet, Embedded Systems, Network and Software Technology).