Óbuda University

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Óbuda University
Óbudai Egyetem
The main building and its surroundings in 2018
Latin: Universitas Budensis
MottoPro Scientia et Futuro
ChancellorGabriella Ormándi
RectorProf. Dr. habil. Levente Kovács
Administrative staff
47°32′1.6″N 19°2′5.75″E / 47.533778°N 19.0349306°E / 47.533778; 19.0349306Coordinates: 47°32′1.6″N 19°2′5.75″E / 47.533778°N 19.0349306°E / 47.533778; 19.0349306
LanguageHungarian, English
AffiliationsEuropean University Association
Óbudai Egyetem cimere.jpg
University rankings
Regional – Overall
QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia[1]186 (2022)

The Óbuda University (Hungarian: Óbudai Egyetem, Latin: Universitas Budensis), named after Óbuda, a part of Budapest, is a technical university in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 2000 as Budapest Tech (Budapesti Műszaki Főiskola) with the merging of three polytechnical institutes (Bánki Donát Technical College, Kandó Kálmán Technical College, Light Industry Technical College). With more than 15,000 students it is one of the largest technical universities in the country. Having complied with the requirements, the institution was promoted to university status on 1 January 2010 under the name of Óbuda University.[2]


The university with the merger of former polytechnic institutions has founded the following faculties:[3]

  • Alba Regia Technical Faculty (Székesfehérvár)
  • Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering
  • Kandó Kálmán Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Keleti Károly Faculty of Business and Management
  • John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics
  • Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering
  • Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering[4]
University rankings
Global – Overall
THE World[5]1001–1200 (2022)
THE Young Universities[5]301-350 (2022)

Doctoral schools[edit]

  • Applied Informatics and Applied Mathematics
  • Safety and Security Sciences
  • Materials Sciences and Technologies

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "QS World University Rankings-Emerging Europe & Central Asia". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Óbudai Egyetem - Announcement by Prof. Dr. Imre Rudas on bmf.hu" (PDF). Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Obuda University, Budapest", Budapest Corner, retrieved 20 December 2010
  4. ^ "The faculty joined Óbuda University in August 2020. (in Hungarian)". Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Academic Ranking of World Universities - Obuda University". Archived from the original on 9 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Galamb, Joseph | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Hall of Fame | International". international.uni-obuda.hu. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  8. ^ Crowcroft, Orlando (19 October 2021). "Peter Marki-Zay: Is this the man who can beat Viktor Orban?". euronews. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  9. ^ Határ, Dávid (4 March 2016). "Nagy Konrád egyetemi világbajnoki címet nyert gyorskorcsolyában". ELTE Online (in Hungarian). Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  10. ^ "World Rowing - The tireless Peter Galambos". World Rowing. Retrieved 1 February 2022.