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SZTE Began the Autumn Season with Hosting Two EUGLOH Events

The University of Szeged organised two successful events in the Autumn of 2020: the MaPLaS+S entrepreneurial skills and self-audit pitching training on 21-25 September, and a EUGLOH Student Conference on 28-30 September.

The MaPLaS+S training was organised for those PhD students who wished to deepen their economic knowledge regarding entrepreneurship and increase their creative skills needed to boost their future enterprises. The five thematic days of the training covered 5 large topics and practices: business planning, business plan in practice, entrepreneurial law, soft skills training and a self-audit pitching competition.

During its three days, the EUGLOH Student Conference had plenty of plenary sessions hosted by guest lecturers which were followed online by almost 150 participants. The presentations of the conference covered several global-health related topics: ageing and dementia as a global health challenge, noncommunicable and pandemic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, environmental challenges: water and food contamination, climate change, cancer screening and care, antimicrobial resistance, as well as miscallenious presentations regarding general global health challenges.

Both events were hosted online through the university’s Coospace platform, on which the participants could follow the events live. Several social activities were organized during both events, the students could test their knowledge on various quizzes, collected kilometres in challenge to promote healthy lifestyle, or they could even participate in a virtual sightseeing around the city of Szeged.

SZTE Experience

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.

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