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Professor of the SZTE, Benő Csapó Is Awarded With an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Helsinki

Leader of the Doctoral School of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies of the SZTE, Prof. dr. Benő Csapó will be awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Helsinki in May 2019. The professor of the University of Szeged has established a long-term research collaboration with the Faculty of Education of the University of Helsinki.

The main research topics of the Prima Primissima awardee are cognitive developtment, pedagogical evaluation and technology-based testing.

He graduated from the József Attila University in 1977 with a degree in Chemistry and Physics. In 1985 he obtained the candidate's degree, in 2002 he was awarded with the title of doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the head of the Institute of Educational Sciences of the University of Szeged, the Doctoral School of Education, the Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Research Theory of Research at the University of Szeged. In 1989, he was a Humboldt scholarship holder, between 1994 and 1995 he was a guest researcher in Stanford and worked in a program for developing democratic thinking in 1997-99.


In the PISA reports of 2003 and 2012, he was a member of the working groups that developed the theoretical framework for problem-solving thinking. Between 2002 and 2003, he was a member of the international jury commissioned by the Finnish Academy of Sciences for the evaluation of research proposals, between 2007 and 2009 he was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Between 2011 and 2015 he was in charge of managing the work of a European science teaching project in Hungary.


Photo: Anna Bobkó

SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños


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.