The Szent István University (Hungarian: Szent István Egyetem, SZIE or SZIU) is an agricultural science and veterinary university in Hungary, with its headquarters and main campus in the Central Hungarian town of Gödöllő (about 30 kilometres from Budapest) and in Budapest. Other campuses are located in Békéscsaba, Budapest, Gyula, Jászberény, and Szarvas. The University consists of seven different colleges for study and research, and enrolls approximately 16,000 students.[4]

The university was established on 1 January 2000 from a combination of several universities - the oldest of these being the former veterinary Budapest University, founded in 1787. The SZIU is named after Hungarian King Stephen I (the Saint). The current president of the university is Dr. László Solti.