2023. January 29., Sunday


Awards and Rankings


2009 Higher Education Quality Prize.
2010 the title of Research University.
2013 the title of University of Excellence.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings

The University was ranked the best Hungarian higher education institution on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University list in 2022.

It is ranked 29th in this year's rankings for higher education institutions in emerging European and Central Asian countries. As a result, our institution has once again become one of the best universities among the 16 Hungarian higher education institutions surveyed, with four of them making it into the top 50.

The SZTE is placed among the top universities in QS WUR Ranking By Subject: between 351-400 in Agriculture and Forestry, Medicine; Medicine & Life Sciences; and between 551-600 Biological Sciences; Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry.

GreenMetric World University Rankings

The University of Szeged is one of the greenest higher education institutions in Hungary according to the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. In the top ranking of the Universitas Indonesia, SZTE has moved up to 85th place this year. Read more here.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020

Placed among the top 801-1000th universities of the world.

Ranked 301-400 on the THE Impact Ranking 2021.

HVG National Rankings 2022

Ranked as the second best University of Hungary (shared position with Budapest University of Technology and Economics ); 2nd position in teaching excellence. More information in Hungarian.

Other Listings

Bestmasterprogrames.org: 7th out of the 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World;

Condé Nast Traveler: Szeged is 8th on the list of the Best University Towns in Europe;

    SZTE Experience


    Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

    I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.

    93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.