Internationalization is one of the key elements of Higher Education Strategy these days. This extensive program focuses on strengthening the network of relations of the University of Szeged (SZTE) and on increasing its international visibility. What has happened over the past 4 years? Has the SZTE opened the door to the world? – We interviewed the four Vice-Rectors of the SZTE.
On 28 February 2018, our University and the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences hosted the new Turkish Ambassador in Budapest, HEM Ahmet Akif Oktay, who began his post this year.
Upon the initiative of the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Szeged and the Agriculture and Veterinary Institute of Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding supported by The Francophone University Centre. By virtue of this agreement, the exchange of students and teachers, as well as the launch of joint research programs and involvement in the euro-mediterranean area became possible.
The „Gateway” Chinese-Hungarian Student Exchange Program finished another successful semester. Sixteen Chinese students received their certificates, as the result of their hard work during the semester, at the closing ceremony.
The Coalition, which the University of Szeged is also a member of, was created to bring Hungary to the forefront of Europe, becoming an important member of the International Artificial Intelligence Community. Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics emphasized that the foundation was based on Hungary's response to the challenges created by artificial intelligence, creating a platform for the cooperation of organizations working in this field.
The University of Szeged and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration represented by Péter Szakál, Director of Education and Péter Kovács, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, visitied China at the end of January 2019. During the visit, cooperation agreements with several universities have been signed.
In the first week of the spring semester, once again the SZTE organizes an orientation week for the integration of newcomer foreign students. In the spring semester of 2018/2019 almost 150 international students arrived to the SZTE on ERASMUS +, E + International Credit Mobility and Makovecz Program.
The University of Szeged is the best European institution on the basis of outgoing academic mobility of the programme. More than 1% of all European mobility projects were implemented by the SZTE with its more than 360 trips. Based on the outgoing student mobility the SZTE is the most active rural institution of the country.