Mission and goals

Obuda University (OU), established in 1879, is the second largest but highest ranked Technical University in Hungary. It aims to achieve the triplet of excellence in education, research, and innovation to address societal challenges and contribute to sustainable development on national, regional and EU level. OU has seven faculties and three doctoral schools, one excellence centre, and eight research labs. OU is participating in multiple international organizations and bilateral and international programmes (currently over 20 EU financed scientific projects). It has international relations with 90 countries, and participates 300 higher education programs and partnerships and has over 250 education and mobility agreements. OU offers innovative BA/BSc, MA/MSC, and PhD curricula, dual degrees, challenge-based approaches and an up-to-date, student-friendly, creative and supporting environment for students in order to enable them respond to the challenges set out by our globalized world, laying emphasis on both basic and applied research, internationalization, sustainable development, improvements in technology, RDI, lifelong learning, and interaction and cooperation with the industry. In the last 10 years, OU’s research is expanding into fields that are in the major problem areas of today’s societies: health and sustainability. OU’s mission and vision are underpinned by fundamental values such as nurturing entrepreneurship, openness, tolerance, dialogue and diversity to fulfil its responsibility as a higher education institution contributing to positive societal change.


The fundamental mission of the University is to serve the interest of society, the economy and our industrial partners through the transfer and constant development of high level knowledge and skills and innovation.

Vision/Core values

The highest value of the university are its students,  as well as its qualified professionals, engineers, computer scientists, economists, engineering teachers and doctors who provide the trademark of the University. A key task in education is to improve students’ critical thinking skills to develop initiative, tolerant, empathetic behaviour, professionalism, creativity, entrepreneurship, national affiliation and relationship-building skills as well as a strong personality.

The main aim of the University is to develop a new, multifaceted model of higher education. A university that offers a network-based approach, practice-oriented, industry-oriented, high-level higher education vocational training, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as a wide range of international research and development and innovation activities to responsibly serve the needs of the society nationally, regionally and globally through educating the next generation of global citizens.

The University continuously develops its activities in the form of project-based education based on real corporate tasks and the establishment of incubator units by cooperating with key players of the economy and the local communities, the companies, their research sites and laboratories. The improvement of the internationalization in both education and research is of high priority at Obuda University.

Updated: 10.05.2024.