2019. November 14., Thursday

From Festivals to Festivals in the Spirit of Culture

The core activity of a higher education institution is education, scientific research and artistic work. The SZTE Cultural Office was set up to run university art groups and to encourage creative activities of the university citizens.


The task of the Cultural Office is to organize cultural life at the University of Szeged (SZTE), to coordinate the work of art groups, to cultivate cultural relations within the institution and between the SZTE and the city as well as organizing events. The activity of the office helps to develop the creative capacities of the university citizens.


The Autumn Cultural Festival and the University Spring are both special events of the SZTE. In addition, the Cultural Office announces competitions and workshops for students and employees of the university (in the fields of music, photography, poetry, diary, and drama writing and others) in every semester to urge them to fulfil their creativity. These competitions are important because they make it possible for students to demonstrate their talents in different fields, and they can display skills that would not be revealed otherwise during their studies.

SZTE Experience


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.


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.

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