About

Welcome to Óbuda University! Read on to find out about our past including our history and notable alumni, present and future!

Why ÓU?

Óbuda University (ÓU) is the number one practice-oriented technical University in Budapest, Hungary. Our engineering and applied science departments and programs are among Hungary’s oldest with 130 years of rich tradition.

Latest blog entries

Rector’s Welcome

As Óbuda University’s new rector effective from 15 July, 2019 let me welcome you and draw up the goals which I wish to achieve with your assistance and in close collaboration with all of you.

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Hall of Fame

Joseph Galamb – Designer of Ford Model T

Júlia Sebestyén – figure skater

Ferjáncz Attila – rally champion

George Andrew Olah – chemist

History

The history of our school dates back to 1879, named the Public Secondary Industrial School of Budapest. After an industrial and economic boom of the Austro-Hungarian compromise what followed was the need that secondary vocational specialists and foremen be trained. This marked a period when skilled workers, tradesmen had become a necessity. The Public Secondary Industrial School of Budapest, established by Agoston Trefort, the Minister of Religion and Public Education was exactly intended for this purpose and became known as the Hungarian Royal Public Higher Industrial School of 1898.

 

Facts and Figures

Total number of students

11355

International students

528

from 53 countries

Number of campuses

6

 

Life in Budapest

We are delighted to welcome you to Óbuda University! We would like to open some of the doors of Budapest to you. This is a guide containing some practical information about everyday living in Budapest but also points you toward wonderful experiences you can have in the city and beyond!