History of SZIU

Szent István University's rich history dates back to the 18th century. With such a long history and legacy of excellence, Szent István University stands as a central pillar of higher education in Hungary and throughout the region.

Milestones in the history of SZIU:
1787 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine founded
1880 Ybl Miklós Technical College founded
1917 Teacher Training College, Jászberény founded
1920 University of Agriculture was founded in Budapest
1950 University of Agriculture moved to Gödöllő
2000 Szent István University founded
2011 institutional integration to 7 faculties
2016 integration of 3 faculties (Food Science, Horticultural Science and Landscape Architecture and Urbanism) of Corvinus University of Budapest; and the disintegration of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
2020 integration of Kaposvár University, Eszterházy University's Károly Róbert Campus (Gyöngyös) and Pannon University's Georgikon Faculty in Keszthely
Szent István University, one of Hungary’s largest institutions of higher education, was founded in 2000 by the merger of the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Ybl Miklós Technical College, the Teachers’ Training College of Jászberény and the University of Agriculture in Gödöllő. Later on, in 2009, Tessedik Sámuel College merged with SZIE as well.
The university headquarters are located in Gödöllő, but altogether 7 different faculties for study and research in Budapest, Gödöllő and Szarvas host approximately 11000 students. Some of the schools in Szent István University have more than a century of history.