Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Budapest, Hungary, operating continuously since 1635. As a top-ranked university in Hungary, it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants as well as alma mater of five Nobel laureates and leading figures in technology, public policy, and culture in Hungary. Currently, about 27,000 students study at eight faculties at ELTE with about 3,000 international students from over 80 countries.
ELTE has about 450 bilateral agreements for cooperation and exchange. It is an active member of international university networks and involved in joint degree programs. ELTE has the highest number of members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences which provides a truly academic atmosphere.