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Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

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Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (BME), Duna

The oldest of its kind in the world, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem), BME for short, was established in 1782. The sprawling, impressive main building, overlooking the Danube, was designed by Alajos Hauszmann and has become one of the hallmarks of the Buda cityscape. Previous alumni include Ernő Rubik of Cube fame, legendary mathematician Paul Erdős and even Hauszmann himself.