2020. October 24., Saturday

Rector's Welcome


Dear Visitors,

Welcome to the homepage of the University of Szeged!

The University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem, or also known as SZTE) is a prestigious institution in Hungary, where study fields of all walks of scientific life are represented in 12 faculties and the Teacher Training Centre. The SZTE is one of the largest domestic higher education complexes where about 21,000 university students enrich their knowledge, including more than 4,100 foreign students.

 

The University’s main mission – which is inseparable from education - is to maintain its competitive research university character and to ensure a European-level healing work. Also, the University of Szeged being the biggest institution of the Southern part of the Great Hungarian Plain takes an active role in the social, economic and cultural development of the region.

 

Our institution performs outstandingly in international rankings: SZTE is one of the top 500 universities of the world.

 

During our day-to-day work we strive to conform to the ideas of our former rector, Albert Szent-Györgyi, who defined the role of the university in this way: “A University has three main missions. The most ancient calling is to collect, disseminate and enrich human knowledge. The second assignment is to educate scholars and scientists in a small number to pass the baton to. Its most recent and not less noble task is to educate citizens for the homeland who are equipped with the weapons of the spirit. However, our University has a fourth, special vocation too: to be the spiritual centre of the Great Hungarian Plain.”

 

Our intention is to evolve from a regional-level institution into a leading European university. Based upon the research and developmental potential of the University, we seek to meet the educational, research and arts promoting requirements of the 21st century with the development of the teaching hospitals, the establishment of the Science Park around the ELI-ALPS Research Centre and the modernisation of the infrastructure of the Faculty of Arts.


Prof. Dr. László Rovó

University of Szeged

Rector

SZTE Experience

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Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.

 

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños

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