2021. July 31., Saturday

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Innovation

It may all have started with vitamin C, but scientists at the University of Szeged have since come a long way and can take pride in a large number of discoveries and innovations.


Albert Szent-Györgyi received the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid. He also recognized that Szeged paprika contained much more of the substance hexuronic acid (i.e. vitamin C) than citrus fruits: whereas merely one gram had previously been isolated, he succeeded in producing a whole kilogram. The University of Szeged endeavours to make good use of this scientific heritage by continuing the constant quest for the new, laying great stress on innovation and providing maximum support to its researchers. This is well illustrated by the existence of Directorate for Research, Development and Innovation at the University. The Directorate supports the development, management and utilization of the intellectualproperty portfolio of the University, and the creation and management of partnerships of the University with strategic industrial partners, spin-off companies and other groups. It is a key task of the Directorate to offer the research capacity of the University of Szeged to its industrial partners, to encourage and promote research collaboration and develop projects, and to support the industrial utilization of the results of research projects.


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Thanks to the work done during the past few years, the University has established research and development collaboration with such internationally predominant foreign and national companies as Richter Gedeon, Egis, TEVA, Ericsson, GE Healthcare, Nokia, the Hungarian Oil and Gas Company (MOL), Hungarian Telekom and Solvo Biotechnology.


Meeting the research and development needs of industrial partners has resulted in a revenue of 4.17 billion HUF over the past 5 years. The patent portfolio of the University contains 43 items of intellectual property, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, P2P communication, gel formulations suitable for cleaning pipes and pipe networks, laser tattoo removal, antitumour bacterial products, and a high-resolution optical microscope operating on the principle of image reconstruction, to mention just a few. To achieve these results, the University has carried out a series of investments to promote the professional activities of our researchers. Talented students are also encouraged: the Centre for Economic and Business Development at the University pays special attention to its talented students, helping them to achieve their business ideas.


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With the aimof enhancing entrepreneurial activity and success, the Centre offers a range of enterprise development services in the fields of business development and finance for both existing and potential businesses. It helps those interested to become entrepreneurs, to improve their entrepreneurial skills, and to establish start-up and spin-off organizations, encouraging the success of creative ideas. We are very proud that our students were among the developers of the Microsoft Prize winning mobile application called TEP, which encourages users to play sports in a playful manner. Another success story is that of students who mostly graduated from the University of Szeged: the company Antavo Ltd., founded in London, has developed software which facilitates the management of excellent promotional campaigns without previous experience.


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.

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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