The Óbuda University is a public Hungarian technical university located in Budapest and Székesfehérvár. Its name comes from the district of Óbuda (Old Buda) - one of the oldest in the Hungarian capital. Formally, the Óbuda University was established in 1999 by merging three technical colleges: the Bánki Donát Mechanical Engineering Technical College (Bánki Donát Műszaki Főiskola), the Kandó Kálmán Electrical Engineering Technical College (Kandó Kálmán Műszaki Főiskola) and the Light Industry College (Könnyűipari Műszaki Főiskola), which formed the Budapest College of Technology (Budapesti Műszaki Főiskola). In 2004 it transformed into the Óbuda University. However, the origins of the university can be traced much earlier. The Óbuda University’s roots go back to the tradition and achievements of an educational institution established in 1879 - the Budapest State Central Industrial Office, and spiritually, to the heritage of the first Óbuda University, founded on August 1, 1410.
The African Research Institute (Afrika Kutatóintézet) is a research center of the Óbuda University, founded in 2019 in the framework of the Doctoral School for Safety and Security Sciences (Biztonságtudományi Doktori Iskolájában). The center conducts research in the field of security sciences concerning the area of the African continent.
Official website of the Óbuda University.
Official website of the African Research Institute.