Study Biology in English at Eötvös Loránd University
(ELTE), Budapest, Europe!

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A modern university with more than 370 year old traditions


·      The University was founded in 1635 in the rural town of Nagyszombat by Cardinal Péter Pázmány for teaching catholic theology and philosophy. In 1770-1780, it was transferred to Buda and later to Pest, and with the support of Maria-Theresa, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, became the Royal Hungarian University.

·     During the following decades new faculties were established to meet the expectations of a learned society. In the second half of the 19th century the University developed into a center of modern higher education in today’s sense covering nearly every field of science.

·     In 1950 the university was reorganized and adopted its present name after one of its professors and world-famous physicist, Loránd Eötvös.

·     Recently, a new campus has been built for the faculties of natural and social sciences and informatics on the scenic banks of the Danube.

·     Presently the university has eight faculties for: Science, Informatics, Law and Political Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, Education and Psychology, Elementary and Nursery School Teachers and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education.

·     Eötvös Loránd University is internationally recognized and the Hungarian Accreditation Board accredits its programs. The diplomas issued by Eötvös Loránd University are acknowledged worldwide, and the credits of its courses are transferable in all Countries of the European Union.

·     Over the last 100 years, Eötvös University had among its teachers and alumni many world famous scientists and four Nobel-Prize laureates. The actual number of yearly-enrolled students reaches 38,000 and the academic staff is 1800 highly qualified teachers and researchers.

·     The long history of the University is reflected in its coats of the arms throughout the centuries.

·      Get acquainted better with Eötvös Loránd University by taking a “Virtual tour in the Biology Building” and through viewing the “Snapshots of life of the biology students”.


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