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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

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."