Szent István University (SZIU), one of Hungary’s most prominent institutions of higher education, consists of seven different faculties for study and research hosting over 16,000 students. The university campuses, located throughout the country, are home to some beautiful buildings in Hungary, offering students and staff a comfortable, relaxing environment for the attainment of knowledge. With parts of its history dating back well over two centuries, SZIU blends Hungary’s rich traditions with cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of its students in today’s competitive labour markets.Within the seven faculties degree programs are offered in a wide variety of subjects ranging from natural sciences, engineering and veterinary medicine to business, economics, social sciences, health sciences and pedagogy. Programmes are available at every level from vocational training to PhD and beyond. SZIU understands the importance of internationalization and promotes a variety of international activities. With partners on almost every continent, SZIU students and staff can operate on a global scale to gain and share the essential knowledge for success in the globalized world. We see this as a cornerstone for a more secure future and are proud to be a vital part of it.
Milestones in the history of SZIU:
1787 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine founded
1880 Ybl Miklós Technical College founded
1917 Teacher Training College, Jászberény founded
1920 University of Agriculture was founded in Budapest
1950 University of Agriculture moved to Gödöllő
2000 Szent István University founded
Szent István University, one of Hungary’s largest institutions of higher education, was founded in 2000 by the merger of the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Ybl Miklós Technical College, the Teachers’ Training College of Jászberény and the University of Agriculture in Gödöllő. Later on, in 2009, Tessedik Sámuel College merged with SZIE as well.The university headquarters are located in Gödöllő, but altogether 7 different faculties for study and research in Budapest, Jászberény, Békéscsaba, Szarvas and Gyula host more than 16000 students. Some of the schools in Szent István University have more than a century of history.
Nowadays it is expected that universities and colleges establish close connections with the business sector, including both large and small scale enterprises. They are integral stakeholders in higher education, who support the students by providing practical training, advising the diploma theses, and shaping the labour markets into which graduates enter after they complete their studies. If the university succeeds in its mission, these companies will employ our students in the future. Their experts might become our visiting lecturers, who participate in our final exam committees and do joint research with us and help in education. Realising the above mentioned goals, first of all we have to monitor our research and progress, which will bring benefits for the businesses in the future. Szent István University started to map its knowledge base. Although it is not yet complete, the offer for educational and research cooperation is available for our business partners. Introducing this publication to you I also call my colleagues to update and expand the cooperation topics from time to time and if you have a new idea or proposal, which fits with Szent István University program, feel free to contact us.
We believe that these guidelines provide you useful information and strengthen the connection between business life and education.
Szent István Univesity welcomes a wide range of exchange students from our partner institutions within the Erasmus and CEEPUS Programmes and under the scope of bilateral agreements from countries outside the EU. If you are an Erasmus student applying to study at our three faculties in Gödöllő (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) please go to http://sziu.hu/llp-erasmus-programmeIf you are a CEEPUS student please visit our CEEPUS info page.
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