Books, robes, science – University history exhibition

Our mini exhibition „Book, Robe, Science – Symbols from the history of Eötvös Loránd University” presents the major turning points in the history of Eötvös Loránd University, with the help of memorabilia from the University Library and Archives.

Through symbols, our guests can follow the development of the Jesuit-founded institution serving Catholic education, from its transformation into a state and royal university to the 300th anniversary of its foundation. After the university reform in 1949, many traditions were ceased to be practised and the related representative objects were transferred to museums. The fate of these objects in the 20th and 21st centuries is explored in the virtual space of the exhibition.

The exhibition is available on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00. Registration is possible at

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE University Library and Archives, Diploma Inaugurale, 1780 (detail)