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SZTE Was Recognized on an International Ranking Again

On the U-Multirank ranking that is supported by the European Union, the University of Szeged was again marked with an excellent ranking. The international ranking ranked higher education institutions in 96 countries, including 15 Hungarian universities by more than 30 indicators. SZTE was ranked the best in the field of knowledge transfer.

The international U-Multirank ranking began to measure the world's higher education institutions in 2014. The aim of the European Union was to create a multi-dimensional university ranking that helps students studying abroad to choose a higher education institution. That is why the ranking is not only based on a few aspects, but also takes 36 indicators into consideration in five focus areas. They take into account the research and educational activities of the higher education institutions, their regional role, their international visibility and the results achieved in the field of knowledge transfer.


In the 2019 ranking, 1711 higher education institutions from 96 countries were ranked, among others in Sweden, Japan, Russia, Portugal, and Namibia, Malaysia and Iran. 15 Hungarian universities participated in U-Multirank, including the University of Szeged.

SZTE was the most successful in the field of knowledge transfer. In this field, the University was ranked the best in terms of the index of publications with partners and cited publications. The University of Szeged holds a prominent position in the field of research as well. The number and quality of both professional and interdisciplinary publications were featured efficiently at the University of Szeged.


As for regional engagement, it can be clearly demonstrated that the proportion of students being employed in the region as SZTE- graduates is high. The survey also shows that the University of Szeged performed outstandingly well also in terms of joint publications with industrial partners in the region.

The international U-Multirank ranking has also rated the University of Szeged in several disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology and Mathematics. The institution has performed outstandingly in many areas. Detailed results are available here.

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.



Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.