Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) – Main venue

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Address: 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C.
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Brief History – A modern university with 380 year old traditions

2014     Member of Central European Network for Teaching and Research in Academic Liaison (CENTRAL)
2013     Member of Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
2012     Quality Award for International Cooperation
2010     ELTE was awarded the title "research university"
2006     Member of the European University Association (EUA); ELTE was awarded the Erasmus E-Quality Label
2003     The Faculty of Informatics, the Faculty of Education and Psychology and the Faculty of Social Sciences were founded; Member of CEI Univer
2000     The Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education became part of the University Member of Utrecht Network
1994     János Harsányi, ELTE alumnus was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
1991     Member of Coimbra Group
1990     Member of UNICA Network
1983     Member of Danube Rectors' Conference
1961     György Békésy, ELTE alumnus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
1951     The Medical Faculty (today: Semmelweis University) became an independent higher education institution
1950     The University adopted the name of the world-renowned physicist Loránd Eötvös; The Faculty of Theology became an independent higher education institution
1949     The Faculty of Science became independent of the Faculty of Humanities
1943     György Hevesy, ELTE alumnus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
1937     Albert Szent-Györgyi, ELTE alumnus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
1905     Fülöp Lénárd, ELTE alumnus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics
1900     Launch of the first Special Education Teacher Training Course of the world, predecessor of the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education
1896     Vilma Glücklich, the first female student was admitted to the University
1872     Europes first Teacher Training School, known today as ELTE Trefort Ágoston Teacher Training School, was founded
1869     The “State Teacher Training Institution”, known today as the Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education, was founded
1860     Authorization of Hungarian as a language of education at the University
1784     German starts to supplant Latin as the main language of education; The University moved from Buda to Pest
1777     The University moved to Buda
1769     The Medical Faculty was launched
1667     The Faculty of Law was founded
1635     Cardinal Péter Pázmány signs the founding documents of the University in Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia). The first two faculties of the university were the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology.

The predecessor of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) was founded in the rural town of Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia) in 1635 by Cardinal Péter Pázmány, as a catholic university for teaching Theology and Philosophy. In 1770-1780, the University 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. Over 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 centre of modern higher education in today's sense, covering nearly every scholarly field. In 1950 the university was reorganized and adopted its present name. It was named after one of its professors, the world-famous physicist, Loránd Eötvös.

Recently, a new campus has been built on the scenic banks of the Danube. This campus, Lágymányos Campus is now home to three faculties: Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Sciences. Currently, the university has eight faculties: Education and Psychology , Humanities, Informatics, Law, , Primary and Pre-School Education, Science, Social Sciences, , and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education. Eötvös Loránd University is internationally recognized and its programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board. The diplomas issued by Eötvös Loránd University are acknowledged worldwide, and its course credits are transferable in all countries in the European Union.

Over the last hundred years, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has had many world famous scientists and four Nobel Prize laureates among its teachers and alumni. The current number of students enrolled yearly has reached 28,000, and there is an academic staff of 1,800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers. Eötvös Loránd University has extensive international relations with higher education institutions and international organisations all over the world and continues to develop and maintain these relations for the benefit of both Hungarian and foreign students and staff.
The university offers several summer university programmes to the international community.

Student and staff mobility are supported by mobility programs, such as CEEPUS, DAAD and a number of Lifelong Learning Programmes, including Leonardo, Grundtvig, and Erasmus programs.
The university has formal bilateral agreements for cooperation and exchange at an institutional or a faculty level with 400 universities in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. The main areas of cooperation are joint training and research projects, joint participation in international conferences and workshops, and the exchange of students, guest professors, and administrative staff.
ELTE is active member of a number of university networks with high prestige. ELTE is the most active higher education institution in Hungary with respect to mobility programs, institutional bilateral cooperations, and university networks.

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