The BME Tódor Kármán Dormitory is located at the Buda end of the Petőfi Bridge, about 5 minutes’ walk from the BME central building. The dormitory can accommodate almost 1000 students on 9 floors, of which approximately 15% are students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The rooms are double rooms equipped with a fridge. Each corridor has access to a separate kitchen, a lounge, a shower and a coed toilet. Next to the entrance of the dormitory is the Karman Club, which serves as a café and canteen during the day and a bar in the evening. In the basement you find the Old's Club, one of the oldest and perhaps the best nightclubs of BME, which offers admission-free entertainment for young people every second Thursday. The dormitory is in the immediate vicinity of the university, within a few minutes' walk of all the university buildings, as well as several inexpensive restaurants, fast food outlets and grocery stores.
Tódor Kármán College was inaugurated on 20 August 1966 and renovated in 2007 under a PPP scheme: windows and glass façades were replaced and were insulated. The interior, however, has been almost completely replaced, except for the supporting structures: new cladding, windows, lifts and fire protection system. The capacity of almost 1000 students is shared in the largest part with students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Dormitory life is most active during the academic year, as the student clubs and the technical college organise most of their activities then. In autumn and spring, the dormitory also hosts a number of events, such as the Faculty Days, the Professional Day and the SLIP Mechanical Engineering Days.
The main positive aspect of the college is that you are close to your fellow students, so you can always ask them for help if you are not going well in your studies.
The dormitory is located at 9-11 Irinyi J. u., 1111 Budapest, a one-minute walk from tram lines 4, 6, stop Petőfi bridge, Buda end.
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- The website of the Students' Union: http://ttkhk.bme.hu/
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Eugene Wigner College for Advanced Studies
The Eugene Wigner College for Advanced Studies (Wigner Jenő Szakkolégium, WJSZ) was founded by a few enthusiastic physics and mathematics students in the Spring of 2011, making it one of the youngest colleges at our university. Its aim is to bring together enthusiastic and interested students, to enrich their professional and social life at the university, to broaden their horizons and to forge a good community.
Some of its programmes are open to the public and are not at all only for higher year students. The programmes include lectures, problem-solving and programming seminars, laboratory and factory visits---you can find out all about these on the College's website. In addition to the professional programmes, excursions (e.g. water trips), collective cooking and game parties are also organised as recreational activities.
The Experimental Club is an independent working group of the WJSZ, whose members can design and build various experimental devices themselves. Members can attend special courses and seminars where they can share their knowledge of hobby electronics and experimental physics. A Szakkollégium programjainak egy része nyilvános, és nem csak felsőbb éveseknek szól. A programok között előadások, feladatmegoldó- és programozó szemináriumok, labor- és üzemlátogatások is szerepelnek, melyekről a Szakkollégium honlapján értesülhetsz. A szakmai programok mellett természetesen kirándulásokat (pl. vízitúrát), közös főzéseket, játékos bulikat is szerveznek kikapcsolódásként.
Self-development clubs of the Faculty
The Patron Volunteer Group of the Faculty, (Kari Patrónus Öntevékeny Csoport, KAPOCS for short), is the centre of community life at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. It was founded a few years ago by a few enthusiastic students, mainly to help first-year students to integrate and to make their first steps. Today, this role has expanded considerably. The main profile of KAPOCS is still to organise social activities for freshmen, or to help them prepare for some difficult exams, but nowadays, in addition to freshmen, upper-year students also enjoy spending their Thursday evenings at our events. We also focus on popularizing science and building relationships with high school students.
The Eugene Wigner Chamber Choir (Wigner Jenő Kamarakórus) is formed mostly by students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, but the choir leaders also welcome external students. At the end of each semester, they give a semi-annual concert, which event is usually full house.
The Student Sports Club is a voluntary group for students who are willing to participate in some team sports. Once a week, they organise matches of basketball, volleyball, football, floorball and/or dodgeball in the sports hall of the Tódor Kármán Dormitory. Students from the Faculty of Natural Scienecs are welcome to participate in the programmes. A Hallgatói Sportkör egy, a sportolni vágyó hallgatók számára létrehozott öntevékeny csoport. Hetente egy alkalommal a Kármán Tódor Kollégium sporttermében tartanak játékokat, mint például kosárlabda, röplabda, foci, floorball és kidobós. A programokon sok szeretettel várják a TTK-s hallgatókat.
BME Pikkász, the newspaper of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, is a spin-off of Téköbká (the predecessor of the Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences, TTTK). The first issue was published at Christmas 2007 and has been published biannually since then. The magazine regularly features a faculty interview, an alumni interview, a TTK programme guide, reports on TTK events, articles from the voluntary clubs, reports on (study) trips, publication of literary pieces by students and many other interesting topics.
All issues to date are available on the Pikkász website: http://karilap.blogspot.hu/
"Kép-lett" is a self-organised club of photographers, videographers and graphic artists. The main goal of our members is to capture events (photos and videos) for students at the Faculty of Arts and Design, as well as to design posters for public events.
The Beer Enthusiasts' Club was founded in autumn 2019 by a small group of TTK students with the aim of promoting the civilised consumption of beer. In addition to learning how to brew different types of beer, they also organise educational lectures and open brewing events.
Every year the Faculty of Natural Sciences of BME organises a freshmen camp for newly admitted BSc students. It usually takes place in early/mid-August, please find out the exact date and how to apply on the TTK HK website. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know your future fellow students and the organizing team of upper year students. It is a key highlight of university life, do not miss it!
Every summer, the TTK Faculty Camp is organised to bring the TTK students together and spend some relaxing days at Lake Balaton. We organise joint sports activities, participants can compete at quizzes, and we also visit Badacsony as part of a wine tour.
Every autumn, we organise a faculty ball where all our students can get together and relax, taking a break from the hard work at university for one evening. TTK Ball is a very popular event each year, we usually invite 2-3 bands to perform.
Professional Week (Szak7) and Corporate World Day (Cégvilág)
During the Professional Week, taking place in the middle of the spring semester, you can learn about the University's research areas through personal examples in a variety of presentations and reports. On the Corporate World day, companies employing physicists and mathematicians will present their activities, often with job offers. In addition, during the Professional Evening (Szakest), you can enjoy a light dinner with the Faculty's teaching staff, who can even suggest a "TDK" research topic or thesis topic.
Like the other faculties of the BME, the Faculty of Social Sciences organises a faculty-wide competition where teams can test their skills at various competitions. In the autumn semester, these are usually organised just before the exam period.
BME owns a large area sports center at Bogdánfy Street, and in 2012 a new BME Sports Centre building was inaugurated. In addition, the BME Physical Education Centre has many external connections, which allow students to take their compulsory physical education courses in a wide variety of venues: external swimming pools, climbing courts, squash centres, and other sports halls and gyms.
The BME Sports Centre provides a modern, high-quality venue for Zumba, spinning, spinal training, floorball, karate, floorball, floorball, badminton, squash, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, indoor football, boxing, spinning --- and this list is not complete...
The Sports Centre building is located on the BME campus, rendering it easily and quickly accessible.
The Skene Theatre offers regular and high-quality cultural programmes for university students and faculty members to spend their free time in a meaningful and useful way. The "Szkéné" Theatre is the only university stage in Hungary where you can watch theatre-quality shows. You can buy single tickets or season tickets at a discount, and participate in the work of university cultural groups (e.g. the University of Szeged Choir, the University of Szeged Symphony Orchestra).
The current (traditional) campus of the University of Technology and Economics is located on the right bank of the Danube, between the Szabadság Bridge and the Petőfi Bridge. Recently, the campus has been extended with two new buildings (I, Q), which were built on the same bank between Petőfi and Lágymányosi bridges, next to the ELTE Lágymányosi buildings. This was not always the case. Founded in 1782, the university was initially housed in the Trefort Garden on Múzeum körút. Together with the development of engineering sciences, the campus became too small and a new site had to be found. The choice fell on Lágymányosi Bay, where construction began in the early twentieth century based on the designs of renowned architects of the time such as Alajos Hauszmann (the central building). The library (Kö) is located next to the central building (K) and is connected by a neo-Gothic corridor known as the Bridge of Sighs. These gorgeous old buildings are surrounded by a well-tended garden where students can relax between classes.
The Institute of Physics is located in Building F behind the library, at the intersection of Budafoki út and Bertalan Lajos utca. Buildings D and R, which house the Institute of Nuclear Technology, and the adjacent Training Reactor (TR) are located south of the central building, closer to Petőfi Bridge. The Institute of Mathematics is located in Building H.
The Foreign Languages Centre at the University offers the opportunity to learn the following languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish. It is free to enroll for a certain number of language classes. Language exam preparation courses at several levels, technical language and general courses are available in several languages.