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Another Successful International Cultural Evening - Participants and Performers had a blast at ICE 2019

Nations studying at the University of Szeged presented their culture and cuisine at a high-quality event on Saturday evening. In addition to enjoying the musical and dance performances, the event attenders had the opportunity to get a taste of different countries cuisine and traditional meals. Over 2,000 people participated in International Cultural Event (ICE).

For the 8th time, ICE was organized by the International Student Union (ISUS, an organization of students studying at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy). The event was completely full: more than 2 thousand people arrived to enjoy the performances and the food tasting. It soon became clear that not only were participants international but also the quality of the event. The red carpet entry and the sophisticated decoration as well as the strong security presence was unusual.



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The spirit which took over the place was unique, the audience watched each other’s performance with sincere enthusiasm and welcomed each countries performance with huge ovation every time.

"This evening is a good opportunity to get to know other cultures," said György Lázár, dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Szeged in his welcome speech. Márta Széll, Vice Rector of Strategic Planning emphasized that she is proud every year to find out how many talented singers and dancers study at the University of Szeged.


During the evening, 19 countries presented themselves. Singing, musical and dancing productions replaced each other on the stage, showing traditional folk costumes and languages. The biggest applause was undoubtedly caused by the Hungarian folk dancers and Iranian musicians. After the two-hour program, the audience had a try of the traditional cuisine of 22 countries out of the 134 countries, which builds up SZTE’s international student body. Besides hot and cold dishes, desserts were on the tables.


After the feast, the foreign students continued their night with dancing: at the party which lasted until dawn, Taka - studying at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine - known from the X-Factor also performed.

Source: delmagyar.hu

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.