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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

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

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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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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