2020. November 29., Sunday
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Online Conference Within the EUGLOH Project

Between the 30th March and 1st April 2020, a virtual conference was held within the framework of the EUGLOH project. With regard to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual meeting of the project was carried out exceptionally online.

The host of the annual meeting of the EUGLOGH project was the University of Porto, where a wide choice of professional training programs were prepared to the delegations of member institutions. However, due to the state of emergency declared concerning the novel coronavirus outbreak, journeys were cancelled – as a consequence, the management of the project decided to host the event virtually and plenary sessions of the operative committees would be held online.


The main topic of the three-day video conference was the relocation of the project's programs to the online space. Thus, the online collaboration - which will become increasingly important in the near future - has already been in the spotlight in the first year of the EUGLOH project. As a result of these discussions, scheduled programs do not need to be canceled, citizens of all five universities will be able to participate on virtual platforms. All things considered, we may expect online workshops, competitions, summer universities and courses in the joint organization of the five partner universities in the near future.


'We believe that we must maintain our joint project on global health during these difficult times. Our mutual goal is to provide the 210,000 students who are part of the collaboration at the five partner universities with valuable programs' emphasized Prof. Dr. Márta Széll, Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning at the SZTE and Member of the Executive Board of the project.


In 2019, SZTE submitted a joint application with four other European universities; the University of Paris-Saclay, the University of Lund, the University of Porto and the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich to join the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH), which won funding for 3 years from the European University Associations program. Through the collaboration, 210,000 students, 23,000 educators, researchers, and administrative staff will have access to mobility between the five collaborating universities. In addition to flexible curricula and a European degree, they will allow students to personalize their studies: for example, they can choose which partner institution and when to study at.

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.


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.