Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest

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Eötvös Loránd University (Hungarian: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, ELTE) 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 Endre Szemerédi in 2012.

The predecessor of Eötvös Loránd University was founded in 1635 by Cardinal Péter Pázmány in Nagyszombat, Kingdom of Hungary, (today Trnava, Slovakia) as a Catholic university for teaching theology and philosophy. In 1770, the University was transferred to Buda. It was named Royal University of Pest until 1873, then University of Budapest until 1921, when it was renamed Royal Hungarian Pázmány Péter University after its founder Péter Pázmány. The Faculty of Science started its autonomous life in 1949 when The Faculty of Theology was separated from the university. The university received its current name in 1950, after one of its most well-known physicists, Baron Loránd Eötvös.
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  • Eötvös Loránd University was founded in Nagyszombat 1635, by Péter Pázmány, an archbishop and theologian. Later the University was relocated to Budapest and renamed after the famous physicist Baron...  more »
  • This is a charming building of the Eotvos Lorand university. The elegant building is located just next to the beautiful University church.  more »
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  • Incredible construction that leaves astonished who enjoys the details. A combination of styles and times. It's worth taking a look.
  • The oldest university in Hungary. One of the best Law Faculty in the country. Extraordinary place in the city centre. Extraordinary building.

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