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SZTE among the top 200 Universities Devoted to Sustainability and Social Responsibility

The University of Szeged is ranked among the 200 best universities in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, which examined the higher education, economic and social impact of the institutions. The ranking of the University of Szeged is 101-200. Whereas according to the education quality measure list, the University of Szeged is ranked the best Higher Education Institute in Hungary.

The Times Higher Educations newly launched ranking measures third missions of the institutions. The list measuring the institution’s social, economic impact and its sustainability is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 500 Universities from around 75 countries participated in the survey. The freshest rank of THE, has measured 11 areas out of 17. From which the University of Szeged performed outstandingly in five areas.

When it comes to measuring ‘Quality Education’, the University of Szeged was ranked in the 101-200 place as the best Hungarian higher education institution. Moreover, in the field of ‘Partnership for the Goals’ of sustainable development SZTE is also ranked 45th as the best Hungarian university.

The results achieved in the field of Quality Education also confirm that the University of Szeged is constantly striving to improve the conditions for comprehensive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning. This list was compiled with indicators such as the number of graduates of teacher training and conditions for lifelong learning, free access to educational resources and awareness raising activities, opportunities for non-university audience (cultural programs, popularization courses), and existence of talent management programs with local schools and communities. The Partnership for Sustainable Development assessed the role of the University in social dialogue and volunteering programs, relations with regional and national partners, civil society organizations and cooperation with international units.

Among the national Universities the SZTE took first place in the Sustainable Cities and Communities area and the 101-200 place internationally. Providing local community with access to cultural values and institutions, cultural heritage, the operation of self-contained art groups, encouraging healthy lifestyles and transport, environmentally-friendly and sustainable investments have been the basis of the ranking.

At the national level, the University of Szeged achieved an outstanding ranking in the ‘Good Health and Well-being goal, taking the 97th place. The list included, among other things, the number of students attending health education, the development of health awareness, lifestyle counselling and access to sports facilities. When it comes to the Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure goal, SZTE took the 101-200 place. The survey measured among others the number of university spin-offs and the institutions’ pursuit in research and innovation.


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.


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