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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


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.



Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.