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Further Measures Have Been Introduced Concerning the Coronavirus at the University of Szeged

Further measures have been introduced at the University of Szeged regarding the spread of the coronavirus originating from China. In order to protect the general health of the university community of 30,000 members, the Rector and Chancellor of the SZTE issued a circular calling upon members to refrain from work and attending lectures if returning from an area affected and travelling to such areas shall be avoided.

A joint circular issued by the Rector and Chancellor of the University on the 26th February 2020 informing 8,000 employees and 21,000 students of the University. According to the directions, areas affected in the spread of the coronavirus shall be avoided and official visits are currently not possible; those who have been in the coronavirus affected areas in the last two weeks after the 12th February 2020 shall refrain from work – with payment for periods of absence – for 14 days following their return. It is also suggested that planned travels shall be suspended if possible as well as delegation visits from the areas affected shall be rescheduled.

 

Areas affected as indicated on the website of the National Public Health Service of Hungary on the 25th February 2020 are: China, Singapore, Hongkong, Japan, South Korea, Iran and the following regions in Italy: Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piemont, Veneto.

 

After having informed 140 Chinese students of the University at the end of January, all students were informed on the 26th February. Students who have been in the coronavirus affected areas in the last two weeks – or met a person who visited these territories prior to their meeting in the last two weeks, or live in a common household with such a person – shall refrain from attending lectures, visiting campus and faculty buildings, admission/academic offices, the student service office or any office with face-to-face administration. Given the above the University of Szeged provides for a degree of flexibility in terms of non-attendance, grounded and justified absence will have no effect on their studies. Therefore students were asked to notify the Study Departments of the Faculties by e-mail or telephone of the date of their departure from the affected area and the name of that area.

 

We call to your attention that the currently known safest way to prevent the spread of the virus is to comply with hygiene regulations. People showing any symptoms of the disease are advised to stay at home, not to visit any public spaces, seminars, or workplace and to seek immediate medical assistance by getting in contact with their GP through e-mail or telephone.

 

An operative professional group consisting of the colleagues of Albert Szent Györgyi Health Centre and representatives of professions concerned was set up to impose measurements in a timely and the most effective manner. It has been stated that the coronavirus has not appeared yet in Szeged and all suspected cases will be transferred to Szent László Hospital in Budapest as imposed by the National Public Health Service of Hungary. Suspected cases will be isolated at the Department of Infectious Diseases of Albert Szent Györgyi Health Centre and patients with confirmed diagnosis will immediately be transferred to Szent László Hospital. No patient has been tested positive for coronavirus so far. The operative group is continuously monitoring recommendations of WHO, the National Public Health Service of Hungary and the Hungarian Government and imposes measurements in accordance with the latest information and on the basis of an epidemiological risk assessment.


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Rector-Chancellor regarding measures in connection with the spread of the coronavirus infection

Exemption from work duty

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Rector-Chancellor regarding the students of the University of Szeged concerning measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection

SZTE Experience

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

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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