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Mission Statement of the University of Szeged

The University of Szeged is a prestigious higher education institution, rich in traditions committed to maintaining quality education on all levels including Bachelor, Master, Doctoral programmes, higher education specializations, advanced specific trainings, providing quality health care, basic and applied research, research & development, fine arts and music. Following the traditions of the University of Szeged, it unites the high level theoretical foundation with practice based on partnering as well. It considers its main objective to keep up with scientific progress, development of information technology and social demand in order to constantly develop the educational material in the field of a multi-level, multi language education.


The purpose of the University of Szeged is to issue quality degrees meeting labour market demands and that its graduate students would be sought both by national and international employers. It creates such educational requirements for earning its high prestige diplomas that at the same time facilitate the scientific development of its students. The university of Szeged plays an important role in the life of students, it provides equal opportunities and enhances the procedure of becoming intellectuals.


The mission and purpose of the University of Szeged is to cultivate science and internationally competitive research work and to advance its research university nature. Its research and creative work that is realized as part of national and international research programmes comprises basic and applied research, creative arts, product and service development.


The University of Szeged being the greatest institution in the Southern Great Plain region considers its main responsibility to play active part in facilitating regional social, economic and cultural development, while with its charitable activities the University serves to influence the life of local citizens and acts in solidarity towards them.

The University of Szeged with all its above mentioned activities aims to achieve the esteem and support of the local community and the general public.


We intend to continue with the developing and constructing work launched by Kunó Klebelsberg. In the Institution Building Plan of the University, we set ourselves the goal of adhering to the labour market’s expectations both in the content and in the methodology in regional, national and international context in order to ensure that the University of Szeged becomes a competitive institution providing competency-based and practice-oriented knowledge in all horizons of our study programmes and scientific fields. We have a fierce pride that the University of Szeged was ranked the best Hungarian university in 2018, making it to list of the best 500 universities of the world.


The rapid University developments conducted between 1926 and 1930 launched by Kunó Klebelsberg are worth around 80 billion HUF at today’s prices. Developments that started in 2018 could be even apostrophed as Plan Klebelsberg II. Our priority is to develop education, research, healthcare services as well as third mission activities including social responsibility. Developments worth billions of forints – financed by own, governmental and EU sources – involves the buildings of the Faculty of Music, the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, the former Department of Infectious Diseases at the Paediatrician Clinic, the building housing the Oto- Rhyno- and Laryngology Clinic and the building of the future and so called ‘Theoretical Block’ of the Medical and Health Sciences Programmes. For the continuation of the line of clinics construction, the Life Sciences Centre will be prepared, opening up new perspectives for healthcare and informatics-related study programmes. The above mentioned broad range of infrastructural investments and structural improvements define the long-term future of the entire university.


health_care2We are very proud of continuing the heritage of Albert Szent-Györgyi: besides our research results, this is demonstrated by the thousands of patients cured in the world-class, new 265-bed hospital building. Eleven patient care units are housed in this fivestorey complex. They include the Emergency Care Unit, equipped with the most up-to-date instruments and run by the most modern patient management system. We are very proud of having produced the most modern Surgical Centre in Hungary.

SZTE Experience

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.

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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