2020. September 29., Tuesday


SZTE Among Best on ARWU Rankings

The University of Szeged was ranked among the 601-700th place on Academic Ranking of World Universities of Shanghai. With this result the University of Szeged shares the first position of the best Hungarian university featured on the list.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 (ARWU) or Shanghai Ranking has just been published. When setting up the list, several indicators are taken into consideration: among others, quality of education and of faculty, research output, total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, per capita performance of more than 2,000 higher education institutions were examined; after the completion of the evaluation, 1,000 universities have been featured on the list.


The University of Szeged was ranked between the 601-700th place on the Shanghai Ranking. Among Hungarian universities, the SZTE shares the first position with Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest.


On ARWU Rankings published in July, the University of Szeged was ranked between the 401-500th place in Physics subject thus making the third best Physics instruction of the SZTE in Hungary. The institution was also ranked in terms of clinical medicine between the 401-500th position, therefore the University of Szeged shares the second best ranking with the University of Pécs among Hungarian institutions.

The exhaustive list can be found here: Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

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.



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."