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The University of Szeged is the 3rd on the EU Erasmus+ toplist in 2015

As for the Erasmus+ the teaching staff of the University of Szeged (USz) is the most motivated and mobile to deliver courses and lectures at E+ partner institutions. Among the Hungarian HEIs the USz is the leading one while it is the third according to the statistics of the EU E+ ranking.

The University of Szeged has 484 E+ partner institutions and nearly 1.000 bilateral agreements Europe-wide – said Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár, institutional programme coordinator and Head of the International Mobility Centre (IMC) of the USz. Our 255 teachers delivered lectures at foreign partner institutions in an amount of 1275 days. As an avarage 100-150 guest professors visit the 12 faculties of the University of Szeged each academic year.


The E+ programme, which started in 1997 at the USz, is managed by the International Mobility Centre’s staff: Ms. Ágnes Pető, Ms. Edit Tanács and Mr. Tibor Zilahi with the coordination of Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár. During the 20 years of the programme the teamwork of the ICM recognized by several national, international and European Union awards.


In the last 20 years 4799 USz students completed one or two study semesters or internships abroad. 2652 Erasmus+ incoming students and interns were accepted at the university. 2627 teachers of the USz academic staff gave lectures at partner institutions and 1292 guest lecturers visited the USz 12 faculties each of them for one week

 

The Erasmus Student Network’s local section, which was founded 15 years ago, greatly contributed to the success of the programme. The mentors of this volunteer organization help the incoming students in their daily lives, in close cooperation with the SZTE’s International Mobility Centre.

 

USz has gained more than 1 million euros support for realising E+ mobility programme in the 2017/2018 academic year

 

The USz has gained 1 million 44 thousand euros totally for the 2017/2018 academic year. 820 thousand euros for E+ cooperations with programme and 224 thousand euros with partner countries. The last one is dedicated to finance the international credit mobility programme with HEIs in the partner countries – explained Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár.

 

In addition, the Erasmus + budget increased by 7.5% compared to the previous year, and in 2016 the EU spent a record magnitude of EUR 2.27 billion on the programme.


The USz accepts the second largest number of incoming Erasmus students in Hungary

 

21 thousand programmes were supported in 2016, in which 79 thousand of educational, training and youth organisations participated, it is 15% more than that of 2015.

In the academic year 2015/2016 330 thousand college and university students and teachers in higher education institutions gained experience abroad totally by the courtesy of Erasmus +.

 

The Eötvös Loránd University, the University of Szeged, and the Corvinus University are the most active in realizing student and teacher mobilities show the data of the Tempus Public Fundation.

 

The three most popular destinations among Hungarian college and university students were Germany, Romania and Spain. Nearly 8.000 students, interns and higher education employees came to Hungary in 2015/2016.

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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