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A Series of Delegations at the University of Szeged

A single week does not pass without hosting foreign delegations at the University of Szeged. Ambassadors, consuls and attachés are arriving at the invitation of Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy – promoting SZTE in their home countries after their visit. Among others, these events also contribute to the growing number of foreign students studying at the University of Szeged.

’The greeting of a foreign delegation is the first step ahead in a bilateral process; these visitations outline a significant and long-term impact on our University’ says Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy. The Vice Rector for International Affairs emphasized that the key aim is to establish a cooperation relationship regarding education and research that is manifested in an agreement to be signed between SZTE and another higher educational institution enacting teacher and student exchange. Just to mention the ambassadors, the Algerian, American, Angolan, Azerbaijani, English, Chilean, Chinese, Cuban, Cyprian, Czech, Dutch, Ecuadorian, French, Indian, Iranian, Israeli, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Moroccan, Polish, Romanian, South-African, Senegalese, Serbian, Slovenian, Soudan, Swedish, Venezuelan diplomats visited the University of Szeged.


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’In most cases, delegations are the only bridges between Hungary and a given country. Once the ambassador confirms that the education and research is of outstanding quality at the University of Szeged and that Szeged is liveable as a city, chances are that more and more foreign student will come and study at SZTE. Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme – established by the Hungarian government – shall serve as an evidence: the number of students participating in the programme tripled in the last few years.’ Moreover, inviting these delegations to Szeged is also beneficial for faculties, since an individual cooperation can be up built.

 

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’We are striving to invite the ambassadors of distant countries; the visit of the Soudan ambassador is an extraordinary success as we had the honour to return his attendance in the African country. I deliver a lecture on the University of Szeged after which 6 local judges were sent to the Faculty of Law of SZTE to a postgraduate course. It is believed that this number might grow since the association recognizes the University of Szeged as its official centre of further training’ says the Vice Rector of International Affairs.


’Visitations are usually accompanied by thought-provoking lectures: ambassadors introduce their own country and their views on current affairs. The Korean ambassador delivered a speech on the relationship between North and South Korea and we got to know the Indian culture as well. I would like to cordially invite you to attend the lecture of Kirsten Geelan, the Hungarian ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark on the 7th of February. We are also awaiting the Moroccan ambassador to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with SZTE and we truly hope to welcome the Russian delegation in the near future’ says Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy.

SZTE Experience

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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.

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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."

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