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Three Former SZTE Students Awarded the Junior Prima Prize

Ten young scientists were awarded the Junior Prima prize, three of whom are former students of the University of Szeged. Two of them currently work at the university as researchers.

The prizes were presented on 24 November 2017 by András Lovász, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Edit Juhász, Deputy State Secretary for the Ministry of National Development, and Tamás Bernáth, CEO of the Hungarian Developement Bank (MFB).


Orsolya Dömötör (Faculty of Science and Informatics, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry), Tamás Szalai (Faculty of Science and Informatics, Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics), and Zoltán Varga (Faculty of Medicine, former doctoral student of the Institute of Biochemistry, now assistant professor at the University of Semmelweis, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy) were awarded the prize.


The Junior Prima prize was first awarded in 2007. It is given to people under the age of 30 for outstanding achievements in different fields. Science is the only field where the age limit is 33. Notable people of scientific fields, academics, professors and professionals asked by the MFB make suggestions as to who should receive the prize every year. There were 58 candidates this year, ten of whom were chosen for their internationally renowned scientific work and publications. The prize was awarded based on the number of publications, presentations, quotations, and scientific results in their respective field of research.

SZTE Experience


SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.


PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.

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