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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

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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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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