History

2018
On the 1st of October, the President of Hungary induced a new rector into office. The new rector, Prof. Dr. Bálint Bachmann DLA, replaced Dr. Habil László Vass after 17 years. The Recor Emeritus, Dr. Vass, is still an active member of the professional community of METU.
Our Marketing MSc course received accreditation in English. The program will be launched in 2019 for the first time.
METU organized its second TEDx event in Hungarian.

2017
METU organized its first ever TEDx event in Hungarian, titled the "Apples of Knowledge”.
Zsófia Laposa's "4hegy" olaszrizling became the official wine of METU.

2016
Not only did we pass through a successful change of name, but as of January 1st, we also changed our status by becoming Budapest Metropolitan University (METU). The change brings benefits to current and future students of the institution, the practice- and market-oriented approach continues and the value of METU degrees grows on both national and international level.

2015
METU raised its capital considerably this year. The purpose of the investment was to promote the domestic and international expansion of the BKF, launch new courses, strengthen English language courses, and attract international students through international transactions. We also reached a milestone this year. As the largest art faculty in the country, the Budapest College of Communication and Business no longer expressed our university's variety of education; From September our students could start their studies at the Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences.

2014
The Institute of Media Arts moves to a new building - our Rottenbiller Campus opens its gates for art students.

2012
The number of international partnerships reaches over 50, on 3 continents.

2011
METU is 10 years old!
Two undergraduate programs (Commerce and Marketing, Tourism and Catering) are launched at the brand new Metropolitan Regional Knowledge Centre in Hódmezővásárhely, in the south of Hungary.
The number of students studying at Metropolitan increases above 7,000.

2010
The reconstructed Rózsa Street campus opens its gates for art, tourism and catering students.
Two new graduate programs are launched: those interested may apply for the Communication and Media Studies and the Management and Leadership master programs.
The Creative Talent of the Year, a prize founded by Metropolitan is awarded the first time. Metropolitan launches its Creative and Business Thinking competition for secondary schools students.

2009
Heller Farkas College of Economics and Tourism merges into Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts. With this merger, Metropolitan becomes the largest private college in Hungary. Now Students can attend programs in the field of Business, Communication, Tourism and Arts in two faculties.
The number of students exceeds 6000.

2007
The number of students exceeds 2000.

2006
The College performs its activities in accordance with the principles laid down by the Bologna Declaration. The new graduate programs are the following: International Economics, Public Services, Business and Management and Communication and Media Studies.

2005
The first graduation ceremony was held in 2005.

Students learn in a pleasant, up-to-date environment consisting of recently renovated buildings and a newly built structure in a beautiful park, in a surrounding residential atmosphere. The new multifunctional building was the first investment of nearly 1 billion HUF, co-financed by the EU in higher education.

2004
New programs at MET: European Public Services and Business Organizer.
WiFi network covers the whole territory of BKB.
The number of students exceeds 1000.

2003
MET becomes an accredited institution of adult education and is entitled to operate as an ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) training and exam Center. In addition to this, the Languages Department of the College (functioning also as an official exam Center for the TOEIC language exams) organizes specialized and general language courses. Metropolitan establishes the Career Center, in order to help students make a smooth transition to the labor market.

2001
Education at Metropolitan began in 2001 with 126 students in the Communication and Business Communication field.

2000
Budapest College of Communication was established in 2000, with state accreditation. It has provided higher educational, adult educational and advanced vocational training courses of a high international and European Union standard in the field of applied communication and business sciences since 2001.