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SZTE Still Among the Greenest Universities in Hungary

The University of Szeged has improved its ’green’ indicators; according to the world ranking of GreenMetric, SZTE took the 88th place in 2017 – compared to the 107th place last year, moreover, a hundred times more institutions filled in the ’green’ form in this year’s survey. SZTE is on the 42nd place on the European Green-list and it is the greenest university among the Hungarian higher educational institutions.

The University of Szeged is the 88th on the GreenMetric list in 2017 out of 619 institutions of 76 countries. The popularity of the top list established by the Indonesian University is continuously growing: the first call in 2010 was addressed by 95 institutions from 34 countries, while 516 universities of 74 countries made their contribution in 2016.

 

Except for the University of Istanbul, only West European institutions came before SZTE on the GreenMetric list. Out of the top 7 ’greenest’ universities, 5 institutions are located in England – SZTE has been proved better than the 79% of the institution marked on the list of green universities in Europe.

 

Among the universities of Hungary, SZTE – with its 88th place – significantly beat the Hungarian field; the University of Pécs finished on the 179th, Eötvös Loránd University secured the 322nd place on the ’green’ list.

 

The evaluation focuses on the following main areas: location and infrastructure, waste disposal, energy and water management, transportation and education – according to the ranking by categories, SZTE is highly effective in waste disposal, getting 87% out of the maximum score; however, there is still room for improvement as for education to provide guidance in the future.

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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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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