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Once again, SZTE is the greenest university

The University of Szeged remains the greenest higher education institution in Hungary. According to the 2019 GreenMetric world ranking, SZTE stepped ahead to the 74th place. Compared to last year, the number of international participants increased this year: in 2019, 780 institutions filled out the green questionnaire.

The University of Szeged stepped ahead from the 77th place to the 74th place in the 2019 GreenMetric World Ranking. Which continues to secure its position as the greenest university in Hungary. In this year's survey, 780 higher education institutions have been examined by the rank creators. The popularity of the Indonesian University top list is steadily increasing, with 95 institutions responding to the first call in 2010, and 780 universities in 2019.

Since its inception, the University of Szeged has been at the forefront of green universities. The institution has been performing worldwide since 2012 and is in the top 20% at European level. The proportion of universities overtaken by SZTE has improved from 86% to 90% last year.

The University of Szeged, with its 74th place and 7375 points, won the green competition of the 7 Hungarian higher education institutions that completed the questionnaire. In second place, the University of Pécs placed 100th in the international rankings, and the University of Debrecen ranked 202nd in the international list. There is a score difference of 350 points between SZTE and the second best Hungarian institution, and 5450 points compared to the last-ranked Hungarian university.


The six themes of the Green Questionnaire have remained the same for years: location and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water management, transport and education. Out of these themes, energy and climate change have the largest weigh of (21%) and water management the least (10%).

The University of Szeged continues to attach great importance to the intensive use of renewable energy sources, to the development of student-centred programs and to the reduction of energy demand. The goals for the next period include the development of e-mobility and the implementation of technical investments that will reduce the need for additional energy by using renewable energy sources.

In July 2019, GreenMetric ranking experts attended workshops and institutional visits organized by two of Hungary's greenest universities (SZTE and PTE), thus strengthening international cooperation in sharing good practices.


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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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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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