2021. June 15., Tuesday

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5th Annual International Cultural Evening (ICE)

Where people are happy, healthy, and become about 2 kgs heavier



International_Cultural_EveningOn Saturday, April 16th the international student body of Szeged held their 5th annual International Cultural Evening (ICE). Every year, the International Student Union of Szeged (ISUS), organizes this event with the help of the foreign students´ secretariat, the deans´ office of the medical faculty, and student representatives from countries around the world. Every year the event is full of fun, food, and dancing. However, the main feature of the night is always culture.


The night began for around 1500 guests with a short introduction by the president of ISUS, Deliah Bockemühl. After the pleasantries, the night kicked off in an explosive fashion. The crowd went wild for the 12 performances, which featured a variety of countries from across the globe. With incredible choreography from the Indians, a historic musical romp from the Germans, and subtly controlled chaos from the Japanese. Each participating country came out in full force and truly put on a memorable show.


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Once the students felt that the audience was sufficiently starving, the food was served. 21 student led groups decorated booths to serve traditional dishes from their home countries. With food from Spain to Uganda, even the pickiest of eaters found something to their liking. In fact, they found many somethings. All in all, people left ICE happy, healthy, and about 2 kgs heavier.


The most incredible thing about the whole evening was that it was put on by students. Almost all of the food was made by students, and all of the performances were created and performed by students. Although they received help from the university, the secretariat, and various consulates, the event was imagined, organized and put on by students. This event stands as a testament to the quality and spirit of the student body here in Szeged.

 

Michael Ramirez

SZTE Experience

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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