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.