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QS EECA Ranking: SZTE is the Best Hungarian University Outside of the Capital

British QS has published their newest international ranking list featuring the top universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia. The University of Szeged has stepped up seven places compared to its position last year: it is now at the 26th position of the list. This makes SZTE the best Hungarian University outside of the capital.

According to the newest, 2021 ranking of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the University of Szeged has stepped up to the 26th position from number 33 last year. With its current position, SZTE is in the top 7% of the list of featured institutions (a two per cent development compared to last year), and the best Hungarian university outside of the capital city.

 

This year, 400 higher education institutions from emerging Europe and Central Asia are featured in the QS ranking: 52 more than last year. The order was determined along ten factors assessed: Academic reputation contributed to the positions to 30%, while employer reputation to 20%. Further factors were faculty per student ratio (10%), papers per faculty (10%), international research network (10%), web impact (5%), staff with a PhD (5%), citations per paper (5%). The ratio of international faculty members and international students were both counted for 2.5%-2.5% each.

 

On the 2021 list, 17 Hungarian universities were included in the assessment, four out of these made it to the top 50. SZTE was the second best in Hungary and the best university outside of Budapest. The Szeged University has received assessments better than last year along several factors: we have developed in academic reputation, employer reputation as well as with our international research network.

 

The complete list is to be consulted here: QS University Rankings for EECA 2021 | Top Universities

SZTE Experience

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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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.

 

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