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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the French IPAG Business School signed a new student exchange agreement

The University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration signed a new student exchange agreement with the French IPAG Business School.

The students of the Faculty will soon have the opportunity to spend weeks, months or even a whole semester in France and continue with their studies there via this new exchange programme.


The IPAG Business School is listed as the third best French business school in the Shanghai Ranking system. The school has remained a non-profit, independent organisation for over 50 years. The school already has more than 130 partner institutions all over the world but as Bernard Terrany, the member of the French delegation and Director of Development and International Relations of IPAG expressed “Hungary was still missing from the list”.

Dr. Péter Kovács, the dean of the Faculty, already signed an agreement with IPAG in January, so this event was just another step towards the future collaboration of the two universities.

The exchange programme is not only available for BSc and MSc students but also for the professors and the staff of the Faculty. Students of the soon to be launched Turism and Hospitality BSc Programme will have the opportunity to travel abroad and continue with their studies or complete the obligatory trainee programme in France as well.

The collaboration is the beginning of a long and sustainable developement period - it may start with an exchange programme but it is not going to stop there. The collaboration has other possibilities too like triple programmes including a third country or a potential double degree programme. Students taking part in this potential double degree programme may earn a degree from each university at the end of their studies.


The IPAG Business School will take part in the 12th International Week organised by the SZTE Faculty of Economics and Business Administration next April.

SZTE Experience

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.

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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