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SZTE is still the greenest Hungarian university

University of Szeged is still the “greenest” Hungarian university according to UI Green Metric World Ranking. SZTE ranks 14th “greenest” in the world among the institutions located in city centres and is ranked 45th among Europe’s assessed universities.

Universitas Indonesia (UI) has just released the results of its GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities. 516 universities participated in the latest assessment. The aim of the ranking is to promote sustainability applied in universities and it uses a variety of indicators, for example electricity consumption, carbon footprint, water usage, waste management and offered courses related to the environment.


With its 5647 points the University of Szeged is ranked 107th in overall world ranking in terms of sustainability. In Europe it has the 45th position among the green universities and in Central Europe only Vienna and Prague has better results as Szeged.


Since the vast majority of the university's buildings are located in downtown Szeged SZTE is classified as one of the institutions in city center. According to this indicator, the University of Szeged is ranked 14th worldwide.


Results are partly due to the realization of environmentally conscious investments applying sustainable energy sources and protocols that lower the impact on the university environment. Such investments as the solar park – introduced as the first one among the Hungarian higher education institutions –, the heating and air conditioning system of József Attila Tanulmányi és Információs Központ (József Attila Study and Information Centre) partly powered by geothermal energy, the heat of wastewater all contributed to the excellent ranking.


Out of the 516 HE institutions 8 Hungarian universities provided data regarding the green indicators: Eötvös Lóránd University (ranked 204th), the University of Debrecen (ranked 311th ), the University of Pécs (ranked 355th), Szent István University (ranked 371st), Corvinus University of Budapest (ranked 399th), the University of Miskolc (ranked 414th) and Óbuda University (ranked 472nd) participated in the assessment in 2016.


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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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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.

 

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