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New Species Discovered by SZTE Alumna

Dorottya Angyal, zoologist researches invertebrates living in underwater caves in Yucatán State, Mexico. The alumna of the University of Szeged (SZTE) and her research group have recently found a new amphipod species.

“During an expedition in 2016 I noticed a species of amphipod that I had neither seen, nor read about before. Later we found further specimens under depths of 20 m, in the dark cave zone. We examined the collected specimens with the help of a light microscope and a scanning electron microscope. Based on their DNA and in comparison with other amphipod families in Yucatán, we have found information about the species’ genealogical connections. In the animal’s name the segment ‘troglomorpha’ refers to the high level of adaption to hypogean environment: this 10 mm-long, fragile, blind, colourless animal has extremely elongated antennae and gressorial legs, and there are numerous sensory setae and papillae on their limbs, which enable it to detect mechanical and chemical stimuli in the lightless environment,” says Dorottya Angyal about the discovery of the previously unknown amphipod species, Mayaweckelia troglomorpha.


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.



Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."