2020. November 29., Sunday
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More than 100 Hospital Beds Has Been Established for Patients Contracted With Coronavirus at the SZTE

Within the pandemic schedule of the University of Szeged, as a next phase of the establishment of 1,100 hospital beds, 118 hospital beds have been installed at ELI-ALPS laser center. The halls of the center building in which patients in critical condition would be treated are equipped with special filtering apparatus. Preparatory steps has also been taken to build a container basis to operate the allocated pandemic treatment center.

According to the pandemic schedule of the University of Szeged, Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre was addressed to establish 1,093 hospital beds with 364 respiratory equipment to treat patients infected with coronavirus. In order to implement the plan, the SZTE and the ELI laser center collaborates. Prof. Dr. Gábor Szabó, head of the laser center offered the two halls of the institution in case the pandemic situation would necessitate the treatment of infected patients.



Owing to the original purpose of the laser center and its strict safety requirements, the establishment of 1,400 square meters is particularly suitable for the treatment of patients contracted with the virus since negative room pressure can be created, thus forcing internal air to stay inlets. 118 beds has been established with oxygen access. Only patients in critical condition would be treated here as long as their need for intensive care is justified. Prior to this, patients would be treated in Hospital No. II. (“II-es kórház) in Kálvária sgt.


A supplementary establishment is required to operate the allocated pandemic hospital, where healthcare workers can disinfect and change. To ensure this, the University of Szeged is building a furnished complex consisting of 20 containers immediately next to the laser center.



Preparatory works to start the building of the container complex – with the cooperation of the hospital commander of the university – will be fulfilled by the Hungarian Defense Forces, with the contribution of the Hungarian Defense Forces 5th „Bocskai István” Infantry Brigade.

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."