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Hungarian CIB Student Chapter



The Hungarian CIB Student Chapter is a national Student Chapter, it consists of 5 CIB member university faculties. The members are students, Ph.D. students and young teachers / researchers at those Universities. (For information about each University please see below.)




With our CIB Student Chapter we provide international horizon for students. Our objectives are:

  • take part in relevant CIB Working Commissions and Task Groups
  • get in touch with other countries’ CIB student chapters and share experience with them
  • get in touch with other student groups of the faculty / university and search for cooperation possibilities in research
  • enforce the communication of architecture and civil engineer students on national level



  • regular local meetings at the faculties
  • 2 national meetings per year (in March and September, according to the academic year), 1 in EMI, 1 at one of the member faculties.


  • inform students about CIB
  • motivate students to take part in the research of the departments, e.g. Scientific Conference of Students
  • help for students in taking part at scientific conferences (professional support, not financial)
  • organise meetings and conferences


The Hungarian CIB Student Chapter consists of students from 5 CIB member university faculties, they are in 4 different cities of Hungary:

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economy, Faculty of Architecture
  • Szent István University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
  • University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • University of Pécs, Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering

Members of the Student Chapter: students, PhD students, young researchers / teachers.
EMI provides national coordination and helps in communication with CIB.

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Institutum Geometricum-Hydrotechnicum, the legal predecessor of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782, and it was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at university level. BUTE has 8 faculties and 83 departments. Number of students is 24 000, including 834 PhD students. There are 18 BSc and 17 Master Programs, 15 Doctorate Schools. Academic staff: 1333, with scientific qualification 498.
  • University of Debrecen
    The University of Debrecen was formed on January 1 2000 by (re)uniting formerly independent institutions. Its historical roots reach back to the foundation of the Reformed College of Debrecen (1538), whose three academic sections later served as the base for the Hungarian Royal University of Sciences. With this past of more than 450 years, the University of Debrecen is the oldest institution of higher education in continuous operation in Hungary based in the same city.
    The University of Debrecen has a student body of 26,000, out of which 16,000 are full-time students. More than 1700 instructors teach at the University, making it one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. Its 13 faculties, 2 independent institutions, and 20 doctoral schools undoubtedly offer the widest choice of majors and other forms of training.
    The quality of teaching and especially research is indicated by the fact that more than half of the instructors have academic degrees, and 23 professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • University of Pécs
    The modern University of Pécs, founded on January 1 2000 through the merger of Janus Pannonius University, the Medical University of Pécs and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd, is committed to endorsing and popularizing the idea of lifelong education. Its primary goal is to ensure high-level teaching and research but ample emphasis is also given to programs unique in Hungarian higher education that provide an opportunity to its teachers, staff, present and former students to develop their knowledge and education extensively as well as strengthen their ties to the university. Number of students at the University of Pécs is 34755 including 17855 full-time students. Staff: instructors: 1854, university professors: 175, college professors: 41, ordinary member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 5.
  • Széchenyi István University (Győr)
    The Széchenyi István University was founded in 1968 as the Polytechnic of Transportation and Telecommunication. Its predecessors were located in Budapest and Szeged. With the Parliament of the Hungarian Republic’s decision of the 11 December 2001 Széchenyi István University was lifted to full university status from 01.01.2002. About 7500 full-time and 2000 part-time (distance learning) students are currently registered at the Institution. The number of academic staff is 270, including 140 professors and associate professors. The academic staff of the University, besides its direct instructional role, is regularly involved in research and development, consultancy and professional activities. Through this work they have contact with a number of industrial companies.
  • Szent István University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
    The predecessor of the institution was established in 1879 as a technical school. Since then it has been training students for a variety of professions within the construction industry. After 1950 it functioned as a specialized secondary school while from 1965 it became a higher educational technical school of building.
    After organizational changes in 1972 the State Presidium founded the Ybl Miklós College of Building with two campuses: one in Budapest (Faculty of Building) and one in Debrecen (Faculty of Sanitary Engineering). The cooperation lasted until 1995.
    Responding to the decision of the Hungarian government, from 1 January 2000 they merged with five higher educational institutions under the name of Szent István University.
    The faculty currently has 212 employees, of which 92 people are employed in the area of research and/or teaching. Last academic year 1387 full time, 790 part time and 57 post-graduate students were registered.





  • Hungarian CIB Student Chapter Conference - Budapest, Hungary, 27 March 2009
  • Abstract book of the conference
  • International CIB Student Chapter Conference 2010 – Budapest, Hungary, 30 September – 2 October 2010

Website of the Hungarian CIB Student Chapter:

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