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SZTE has improved its position in the CWUR ranking

The University of Szeged is more than half a hundred places ahead in the list of Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), making SZTE the best university out of the capital in Hungary. The CWUR examined 20,000 higher education institutions in the world, of which the top two thousand were ranked in the 2019/2020 list.

This year the University of Szeged moved from last year's 758th position to the 692nd place - 66 places up - in the CWUR World Ranking. This makes SZTE one of the first 3.5 percent of the world's universities. In terms of Hungary, SZTE achieved the third best position this year, ahead of only two institutions in the capital. With this result, the University of Szeged has the title of the best university in the country out of the capital.

Each year, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranks the world's universities. Among the 20,000 higher education institutions, the best two thousand universities are chosen from the worlds institutions based on seven criteria. These criteria include quality of education, graduate students opportunities, teacher excellence, number of publications, and citation rate.


Nine of the Hungarian institutions ranked among the top two thousand. In addition to SZTE, ELTE (598), Semmelweis University (643), University of Debrecen (724) and BME (862) were among the top 5 Hungarian higher education institutions. The world rankings are again led by three US institutions. Ranked as first on the list is Harvard University, as second Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as third Stanford University.


The full list is available here: CWUR 2019/2020

SZTE Experience


JoseJose Eges - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics

I’m from Ecuador and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder in my second year. I chose University of Szeged because of its highly ranked status in Hungary. I like the generosity of the people and the fantastic university facilities. The student environment is very relaxing, and you learn a lot from the cultural diversity. The student mentors are helpful. Professors and members of faculty staff are very approachable to guide and support you with academic challenges. Life in Szeged is exciting, and my favorite spot is the bank of Tisza River. The landscape of the bridge across the river and the beachside perspective is a beauty. I do enjoy the good academic system, and friendly environment.


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

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