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New partnership opportunities with institutions of the Western Balkan Region

The position of Western Balkan region and national higher education institutions within Europe and potential cooperation opportunities were discussed on 10-11 March 2015 in the Rector's Office of the University of Szeged.

About one hundred representatives of nearly 30 higher education institutions from 8 countries have arrived to the University of Szeged. At the conference of the Tempus Public Foundation, Regional Cooperation in Higher Education: Hungary and Western Balkans, representatives of national higher education institutions and Serbian, Slovenian, Kosovan, Montenegrin and Croatian participants have had discussions.


Cooperation in terms of internationalization


“The main purpose of the conference was to bring closer the institutions of Hungary and the Western Balkan region, deepen the already existing connections and generate new ones, since there are so many fields where there are possibilities that are unexploited or need developing, including the increasing of the number students and facilitating teacher and student projects. - said Gábor Dobos. The representative of the Tempus Public Foundation emphasized that the Western Balkan countries are priority targets for Hungary in terms of both the European integration and economic connections.


The teaching partnerships and exchange programs between the countries have great significance, for instance the scholarship programs of CEEPUS, the ERASMUS MUNDUS, ECCE MUNDUS, ERASMUS + and the Stipendium Hungaricum. These do not only assist the exchange programs of students and instructors but also facilitate the internationalization of the institutions.

Újabb nyugat-balkáni intézményekkel működhet együtt az SZTE - GALÉRIA


Foreign relations of SZTE can broaden


“At this conference the main emphasis is put on strengthening the already advanced foreign relations of the University of Szeged and developing the cooperation between the SZTE and the Western Balkan universities. Our purpose is to lay the foundation of future partnership and the 12 faculties of the University of Szeged can offer cooperation for the Western Balkan institutions in a number of fields.”- summarized Katalin Nagy. The Rector's Executive Director for Foreign Affairs said: as a result of opening towards the South and East the University of Szeged will be able to renew its already existing and generate new connections with the higher education institutions of the Western Balkan region.


The universitas at the bank of river Tisza is at present in partnership with two Macedonian and three Serbian higher education institutions. The University of Szeged is cooperating with Serbian, Kosovan and Albanian higher education institutions as well.


It was apparent already at the beginning of the conference, that there is great interest for the foreign training programs of University of Szeged – added Katalin Nagy. The universitas on the river bank of Tisza receives its students and teachers with such a high standard of education, scientific and research work that is offered only by very few universities.


Two days

At the international conference held on the 10th and 11th of March 2015 thought-provoking lectures were delivered on the connection of Hungary and Western Balkan countries. The higher education institutions of the region introduced themselves. The workshops enabled participants to negotiate some questions in detail as organizing student and teacher mobility and joint curriculum programs.


SZTE Experience


Gizem Gültekin – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I am studying at University of Szeged as a former Erasmus student, currently as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder. Both the institution and the town are wonderful. Many entertainment and sports facilities are provided, and it is also easy to make new friends. It is a great experience to attend the University, and I would like to stay in Szeged and continue my academic studies.

GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.