2019. December 12., Thursday
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Strategic Agreement is Signed Between the SZTE and AbbVie Biopharmaceutical Company

The University of Szeged has reinforced its top-rank position in terms of clinical examinations. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the SZTE and the AbbVie Ltd. on the 15th November 2019 to promote the launch of joint clinical projects aiming the establishment of modern therapeutic treatments for patients with oncological, immunological and neurological diseases.

Hundreds of clinical examinations are being conducted at the University of Szeged, as a result which innovative research is carried out at the clinics of Szeged, thus supporting the healing treatment of patients and strengthening the healthcare system of the country. The aim of the Memorandum signed on the 15th November is to promote the pharmaceutical research and development and to assist the recovery.


‘The improvement of Hungarian competitiveness related to clinical examinations is of strategic importance’ Prof. Dr. László Rovó said. The rector of the University of Szeged added that in addition to the promotion of the capacity for research and development of the university, the agreement contributes to an expansion in the number of pharmaceutical examinations. In addition to endorse the launch of new clinical projects, the agreement promotes the establishment of therapeutic treatments for patients with oncological, immunological and neurological diseases.



Dr. Judit Fendler, Chancellor of the University of Szeged highlighted that the aim of the University is to become the educational, research and innovation center of the region and the signing of this agreement greatly contributes to this goal. She added that AbbVie Ltd. is considered as a privileged partner since 30 joint projects has been launched in the last 10 years at the University of Szeged.



Dr. Noémi Balajti, Chief Medical Director of AbbVie Ltd. said that the company is present in 170 countries and around 400 clinical examinations are being conducted in oncology and immunology as well. Joint examinations in dermatology, oncology, hematology and neurology are being carried out together with the University of Szeged. She added that the agreement opens a new chapter for the parties and more clinical examinations can be carried out involving more patients in several therapeutic areas.



‘Important parameters of the ranking of world-class examination sites are the term of contracts and the rapid involvement of patients. This specific framework agreement was made to speed up this process and with its help the administration of examinations to be started will significantly be reduced, therefore patients could receive innovative medication long before their launch in the public market’ Dr. Balázs Bende, head of SZTE Coordinating Office for Clinical Examinations said.


SZTE Experience

Yuanyuan_ChenYuanyuan Chen - International Economy and Business - Stipendium student

My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.

SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.