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LASCALA: 4 European Universities Launch a Joint Academic Programme for Physicists

The physicist master studies-based programme was founded by four universities under the sponsorship of the EUGLOH Alliance. The integrated study programme named Large Scale Accelerators and Lasers (LASCALA) collaborates with large mainframe partners, such as the ELI ALPS Research Facility in order to train future experts of this field.

Besides the University of Szeged, two of its EUGLOH partners, Paris-Saclay University and the University of Lund, as well as the Sapienza University of Rome worked on developing the study programme. 13 research and technical institutions joined the initiation, providing a unique scientific background for the project.

By the means of the LASCALA project, from the 2021 autumn semester the four universities will launch a new Master’s degree that will help students to study multiple technological and scientific platforms all across Europe, thus helping them to form a global approach towards high-level technology. The programme also provides laboratory research opportunities including the use of special mainframes, such as the super laser at ELI ALPS Szeged.

The students can send their first semester at the Paris-Saclay University then carry on with the second semester at the University of Lund or the Sapienza University of Rome. During the third semester they can choose courses at the University of Szeged or Paris-Saclay University, the fourth and final semester is the time for internship and preparing the thesis. By the end the students will acquire either a double degree or a multiple degree, depending on how many courses they undertake.

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


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."