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SZTE on the frontline of the latest Qs Rankings

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published a list of the best emerging higher education institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The University of Szeged is ranked 33rd in the ranking, thus it is in the top nine percent of the ranked institutions.

Out of the emerging East European and Central Asian regions, 354 universities were added to the UK's QS final rankings this year, expanding the list with 53 new examined institutions compared to last year.

The ranking is based on ten criteria: 30% for the institution's academic recognition and 20% for employers' feedback. They measured the lecturer-student ratio (10 percent), the number of academic staff and researcher on PhD level (5 percent), citation (5 percent), publication activity (10 percent), and the institution's international researcher network (10 percent). The proportion of international students and lecturers was calculated with a weighting of 2.5-2.5 per cent and the visibility of the institution on the Internet was 5 percent.

The compilers of the list examined 20 domestic higher education institutions, of which 19 were evaluated, and 17 of them were included in the final list. The University of Szeged received the second place in Hungary as the best country university: the 33rd place in the ranking. Compared to previous years, the university has improved its position in several areas, such as academic recognition, average citation of publications and the institution's online presence.

 

The full ranking is available here.

SZTE Experience

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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.

 

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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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