2024. February 28., Wednesday


Investments Determining the Future of the University: 2018 is the Year of Implementation

The year 2017 was all about applications for grants, and in the next 3-4 years implementation will require special attention, dedication and capacity from the staff of the University of Szeged (SZTE). In addition to the launch of these grants, SZTE has won government funding. All of these fit the development plan of the university. We asked the Chancellor of SZTE, Dr. Judit Fendler to give us a summary.

Dr. Judit Fendler

“One of the elements of infrastructure and device development is the long-awaited renewal and expansion of the SZTE Faculty of Music, including a smaller concert hall with outstanding acoustics,” says Dr. Judit Fendler. The Chancellor of the SZTE added: “The need for expansion and renovation at the Department of Oto-Rhino- Laryngology is evident for those who – through their child’s or their own illness – have experienced the crowded and unworthy conditions, in which clinic workers perform their heroic tasks. Both developments primarily serve the needs of the city as well as the whole region.”

It is of utmost importance for health care that the SZTE will now be able to completely renew its diagnostic imaging equipment, which means that – beyond benefits for health care – opportunities for research projects and paid medical care will also increase. Building the Head Centre next to the Brand New Clinic (VUK) – in addition to creating a prominent professional centre on a European level, where head-care professions, diagnostics and oncological treatments take place – enables the rationalization of clinical care, an improved efficiency of patient pathways and thus the improvement of the quality and patient-friendliness of medical care.

The development of the Science Park next to the ELI Laser Centre stands out among the scientific investments. “The first step of the investment is to make the area suitable for investors who are remarkable in research and development to move into the Park, and at the same time to implement the University's similar plans” says Dr. Judit Fendler. The government subsidy allows the area to be freed from ammunition, archaeologically explored and prepared of the investment. These investments prominent at both national and European levels, also serve the University's internationalization goals. The developments can increase the international visibility of the SZTE, and the number of foreign students and researchers may increase.

Text: Erzsébet Gajzer
Photos: Anna Bobkó

SZTE Experience


Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.


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.