History of MATE

With the foundation Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), one of the largest agricultural-focused, multi- disciplinary higher education institutions in Europe was established on 1 February 2021.

With such a long history and legacy of excellence, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences stands as a central pillar of higher education in Hungary and throughout the region.

Milestones in the history of MATE:
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