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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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SZTE Experience

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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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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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