University of Szeged

University of Szeged

The University of Szeged is renowned for its rich traditions and high prestige among the Hungarian institutions of higher education. The university’s mission is to offer high quality education at the levels of Bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral (Ph.D), higher-level vocational and postgraduate specialist training programs.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Szeged is widely recognized as a leading actor in the world of science both nationally and internationally.
  • Its research and creative activities include basic and applied research, creative arts, product and service development.
  • Outstanding professors have worked at the university, including the Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi (1937), who was the first to isolate Vitamin C.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Humanities (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

The University of Szeged traces its origins back to 1581 with the foundation of the Academia in Cluj (Kolozsvár). István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, King of Poland (1571-1586), Grand Duke of Lithuania took measures to estabilish a Catholic university (academia – universitas) consisting of two faculitues, Arts and Theology.

Education

The University of Szeged offers a wide range of educational programs, such as Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD (doctoral), as well as postgraduate specialist training programs.

Research

The 2,500 instructors and researchers at the University of Szeged are actively involved in national and international research projects. We have 19 Doctoral Schools and a numerous internationally renowned research teams. In 4 Faculties at the University, there are 14 research groups supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA).

The University of Szeged is a research university, where outstanding research, development and innovation work is conducted. Continuous, strategic basic and applied research is of defining significance. Talent management is a priority task at all levels of training.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
501
2020
501 -31
2019
470
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601
2019
601 -100
2018
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
801 -200
2019
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
688 41
2019
729
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Student residence is mainly provided to those international students who hold a governmental scholarship, such as the Stipendium Hungaricum. Students share their rooms with 1 or 2 students, and each room has internet access. These dormitories also provide facilities for sports, cultural and other social events.

Library services

The University Library of the University of Szeged, with its collections, traditional library services, electronic information and contents providing services and with its professional and committed staff is a central supporting institution of university instruction and research.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Going to sports events and festivals, attending balls and spending nights at parties in university clubs are all part of the legendary university life in Szeged as is attending lectures and laboratory classes.

Being a sportive institution, the University of Szeged offers such a wide variety of sports activities that the years spent at the university do not prove to be sufficient to try out all of them.

Just to mention some of the less common ones: every student has the possibility to try parachuting, horse-riding, skiing, doing yoga, not to mention the university’s sports associations where competitions are organized in a number of sports from fencing to basketball.

Student clubs

The University of Szeged provides its students with an integrated system of student services designed to enhance the quality of student life. It is a lot easier to get ahead in life in the maze of academic requirements, to overcome the difficulties of career building in a supportive environment.

Amongst the services helping the welfare of students there are the Student Counselling Centre helping students with advice and courses in building their carriers in a conscious way and the SZTE Alma Mater gathering alumni to be found. Thus it is no wonder that the citizens of the university are equally renowned for their expertise, skills and solidarity.

Accreditation

Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it also has EU accreditation. SZTE has been the best university in Hungary for years, according to the international QS World University Rankings.

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