Universities in Hungary have generally been instituted by Act of Parliament under the Higher Education Act. For new public universities and private universities, approval is required from the Ministry of responsible for the education and later from the Hungarian National Assembly. The Hungarian public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. In general, public Hungarian universities don't charge tuition fees.
The following is a list of universities and colleges of higher education in Hungary (listed alphabetically and grouped by location and funding), followed by a list of defunct institutions.
|University of Veterinary Medicine||ÁTE||Medical school||1851 / 1952 / 2016|
|Corvinus University||BCE||17,879||867||Business school||1920 / 1948 / 1990|
|Budapest Business School||BGE||16,905||987||Business school||1857 / 2016|
|Budapest University of Technology and Economics||BME||21,171||961||Institute of technology||1782|
|Eötvös Loránd University||ELTE||24,685||1,600||Research university||1635 / 1777 / 1950|
|Franz Liszt Academy of Music||LFZE||831||168||Music school||1875|
|Hungarian University of Fine Arts||MKE||652||232||Art school||1871 / 2000|
|Hungarian Dance Academy||MTE||Art school||/ 2017|
|Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design||MOME||894||122||Art school||2001|
|National University of Public Service||NKE||10,800||465||National university||2011 (1808)|
|Óbuda University||OE||12,888||421||Institute of technology||1879 / 2000 / 2010|
|Semmelweis University||SOTE||10,900||1,304||Medical school||1769 / 1969|
|Academy of Drama and Film||SZFE||455||111||Art school||2000|
|University of Physical Education||TE||2,500||220||Physical education||1925 / 2014|
|Lutheran Theological University||EHE||220||36||Lutheranism||1557|
|Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church||KRE||8,717||342||Calvinism||1993 (1855)|
|Budapest University of Jewish Studies||OR-ZSE||200||60||Judaism||1877|
|Pázmány Péter Catholic University||PPKE||9,469||736||Catholic||1992 (1635)|
|Andrássy University Budapest||ANNYE||200||51||2001|
|Budapest Metropolitan University||METU||7,000||300||2001|
|Central European University||CEU||1,380||399||1991|
|Milton Friedman University||MILTON||2001|
|University of Debrecen||DE||Debrecen||30,000||1,700||Classic university||1912 (1538)|
|University of Dunaújváros||DUE||Dunaújváros||Applied science||1962|
|Eszterházy Károly University||EKE||Eger||7,000||700||Applied science||1774|
|University of Kaposvár||KE||Kaposvár||Classic university||2000 (1961)|
|University of Miskolc||ME||Miskolc||9,513||536||Classic university||1949 (1735)|
|University of Nyíregyháza||NYE||Nyíregyháza||5,000||Applied science||2000|
|University of West Hungary||NYME||Sopron||2,700||684||2008 / 2000 / 1735|
|John von Neumann University||NJE||Kecskemét||6,510||216||Institute of technology||2016 / 2000|
|University of Pannonia||PE||Veszprém||9,632||Applied science||1949 (1797)|
|University of Pécs||PTE||Pécs||21,816||1,854||Research university||1921 (1367)|
|Széchenyi István University||SZE||Győr||15,000||Institute of technology||1968 / 2002|
|Szent István University||SZIE||Gödöllő||19,000||Institute of technology||2000|
|University of Szeged||SZTE||Szeged||24,834||1400||Research university||1872 (1581)|
|Aquincum Institute of Technology||2011||Budapest||Private Institute of technology||50||41|
|International Business School||1991||Budapest||Private Business school||800||155|
|Babeș-Bolyai University||1919 (1959)||Cluj-Napoca||Classic university||Romania|
|Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute||1996||Berehove||Classic university||Ukraine|
|Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania||2001||Cluj-Napoca||Classic university||Romania|
|Selye János University||2004||Komárno||Research university||Slovakia|
|University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș||1945 (1948)||Târgu Mureș||Medical school||Romania|
Transport in Hungary relies on several main modes, including transport by road, rail, air and water.
Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály method of music education.
Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with first isolating vitamin C and discovering the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. He was also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II and entered Hungarian politics after the war.
Eötvös Loránd University is a Hungarian public research university based in Budapest. Founded in 1635, ELTE is one of the largest and most prestigious public higher education institutions in Hungary. The 28,000 students at ELTE are organized into eight faculties, and into research institutes located throughout Budapest and on the scenic banks of the Danube. ELTE is affiliated with 5 Nobel laureates, as well as winners of the Wolf Prize, Fulkerson Prize and Abel Prize, the latest of which was Abel Prize winner László Lovász in 2021.
Ferenc Kazinczy was a Hungarian author, poet, translator, neologist, the most indefatigable agent in the regeneration of the Hungarian language and literature at the turn of the 19th century. Today his name is connected with the extensive Language Reform of the 19th century, when thousands of words were coined or revived, enabling the Hungarian language to keep up with scientific progress and become an official language of the nation in 1844. For his linguistic and literary works he is regarded as one of the cultural founders of the Hungarian Reform Era along with Dávid Baróti Szabó, Ferenc Verseghy, György Bessenyei, Mátyás Rát and János Kis.
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Semmelweis University is a research-led medical school in Budapest, Hungary founded in 1769. Its 250 years of tradition and unique focus on health care made it one of the leading universities of medicine and health sciences in Hungary and the Central European region. With its six faculties and doctoral school it covers all aspects of medical and health sciences ranging from pathology through genetics, paediatrics, pharmacy, dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, nursing, health policy and management to conductor training.
The University of Debrecen is a university located in Debrecen, Hungary. It is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary. The university has a well established programme in the English language for international students, particularly in the Medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 6000 international students studying at the university. Until 2014 technical Academy Awards (Oscars) have been awarded to five former students.
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