The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is Hungary’s leading higher education institution in engineering and business studies. BME’s competencies make it a key player in the country’s competitiveness and sustainable development.
Its ability to quickly respond to changes and various trends, coupled with a knowledge base and human resources that successfully react to industry demands represent substantial added value both in education and research.
BME’s programme as a research university focuses on the following priority areas:
Vehicle technology, transport and logistics
Biotechnology, health and environmental protection
Intelligent environment and e-technologies
Nanophysics, nanotechnology and materials science
Disaster prevention: modern engineering methods.
The 9 joint research groups established with the Academy of Sciences, the 8 research groups within the Momentum programme, the close to 30 thousand m2 laboratory facilities and the country’s largest library specialised in engineering are all testaments to the high-quality education and research activities of Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The ratio of lecturers with minimum doctoral degrees is 70%. Every year 200 new doctoral students enter one of our 13 doctoral schools which cover 5 areas of science.
The high level of involvement in domestic and international R+D+I is manifested in BME’s significant achievements in research and development and its extensive connections with the economy. In recent years BME has achieved prestigious positions in an increasing number of international higher education rankings.
As a research university, BME strives to become a leader in innovation among the higher education institutions in Hungary and to be integrated into the European elite universities.