Founded in 1949, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BME VIK) is the largest faculty at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The faculty is currently training in two undergraduate courses (electrical engineer, computer engineer), four master's degree programs (electrical engineering, computer engineering, health engineering, business informatics) and two doctoral schools (electrical engineering, computer science).
BME VIK is one of the small number of university faculties in the world whose teachers and students are able to build small satellites for educational purposes. The ten departments of the faculty maintain close relations with the actors of economic life, and several multinational companies operating in Hungary have also established laboratories or special forms of cooperation for joint R&D activities.
The focus of the research activities is on the following areas: telecommunications networks and 5G, 6G, cybersecurity, energy, robotics, industry 4.0, predictive maintenance, space technology, microelectronics, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and communications, autonomous vehicles and systems. With the leadership of the Department of Networked Systems and Services, our quantum communications group focuses on the open questions of quantum computing and long distance quantum communications.
The Department of Networked Systems and Services, formerly known as the Department of Telecommunications, is focusing on the key areas of networking and networked systems: analysis and design of wired and wireless networks, new network architectures and protocols, mobile communication systems and services, multimedia networking and media distribution systems and services, cryptography and network security. The quantum communication research group is hosted by the Department of Networked Systems and Services. It examines the relevant issues of quantum communication, quantum informatics and quantum information theory. Considering the interdisciplinarity of quantum communication, computer engineers, electrical engineers and physicists are also involved in the work.
Besides theoretical work, our interest is in building quantum communication systems. Our expertise covers single photon based quantum key distribution, continuous variable quantum key distribution, free-space entanglement-based quantum key distribution, quantum internet, satellite based quantum communication, quantum random number generators.