|Photo: Balázs Székelyhidi|
"Innovative knowledge, attractive university life"
As the vice-rector of the Buda Campus, I welcome you to the Campus website!
The slogan of the Buda Campus is a true reflection of the educational and scientific work and commitment of the three faculties residing on the Buda Campus: Faculty of Food Science, Faculty of Horticulture, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Settlement Planning.
The history of the Buda Campus dates back to more than 150 years. Many generations have studied here, as the children and grandchildren of the first-generation students have chosen and are choosing these three beautiful professions and this place to earn a degree in engineering. Meanwhile former students have become teachers who – having acquired and further developed the knowledge and professional experience of their predecessors – intend to pass on the most up-to-date, practice-oriented knowledge to our students.
In the course of our education, we make a special effort to ensure that our students get to know their chosen discipline in a wide variety of ways. We support their higher education through innovative methodological tools and modern infrastructure, and help the best students with talent management programs. In addition, we have established a wide-ranging network of contacts with foreign universities, research institutes, academic organizations and corporate partners worldwide.
We are fortunate that for the past 160 years we have been able to call the gorgeous 7.5-hectare sub-Mediterranean arboretum on Gellért Hill our home. Containing almost 2000 ornamental plant species, hundreds of bulbous flowers and nearly 250 other perennial ornamental plants, palm and pomegranate trees, the arboretum enables us to reach our goals in all aspects: in working, in learning, and doing research here.
During their university studies, our students forge lifelong friendships, and experience the effervescence and collegiality of everyday life on this beautiful and welcoming campus.
The events of the Horticultural University Club (KEK) and its pop music concerts – as well as the famous glass mosaics of the banqueting hall – are unforgettable memories for generations of Budapest’s university students.
As the vice-rector of the Buda Campus (and as a former KEK director and mountain climber), my colleagues and I work hard to ensure that our current and future students obtain a competitive engineering degree with outstanding knowledge and foreign experience, helping them become successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Alongside this, we hope that – by keeping the traditions alive – our students will leave their Alma Mater, the Buda Campus, with a lot of valuable experience.
Prof. László Palkovics