Szent István University

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Szent István University
Szent István Egyetem (SZIE)  (Hungarian)
TypePublic university
Polytechnic university
Established1787; 231 years ago (1787)[1]
RectorDr. János Tőzsér
Academic staff
1,313[2]
Students12,444[3]
Location,
Campusurban
AffiliationsIAU, EUA, EQUIS, ERASMUS
Websitehttp://sziu.hu/
The facade of the main campus of the Szent István University in Gödöllő.

The Szent István University (Hungarian: Szent István Egyetem, acronym: SZIE or SZIU) is a university of technology[4][better source needed] in Hungary. Its headquarters and main campus are located about 30 kilometres from the capital, Budapest, in the Central Hungarian town of Gödöllő. Other campuses are based in Budapest, Békéscsaba, Gyula, Jászberény, and Szarvas. The University consists of eight different faculties for study and research, and enrolls approximately 15,000 students.[5]

The university was established in 2000 from the merge of several previously independent institutions - the oldest of these being the former University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, founded in 1787.[6] (Note: In 2016, the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest regained its independence thus it is no longer part of the SZIU.[7]) The Szent István University is named after Hungarian King Stephen I (the Saint). The current rector of the university is Dr. János Tőzsér.[8]

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