2020. May 30., Saturday

SZTE Holds Prestigious Places on National and International Rankings

Besides national rankings focusing on student and teaching excellence, international rankings measuring academic activities are continuously classifying SZTE among the world’s prestigious universities. According to QS World University Rankings the SZTE is the best university in Hungary, and is among the world’s most elite universities in several subject rankings. On the national HVG ranking list, SZTE was listed the first in Hungary out of the capital.

The University of Szeged is ranked as the best among the Hungarian universities in the British QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2020. The SZTE is placed between 501-510th on the world university list. This position is considered to be the best among Hungarian universities.

Universities on QS World University List are evaluated by six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, and there is a list for emerging countries in Europe and Central Asia (EECA), where 2,900 higher education institutions are evaluated. The University ranks 33th out of 2,900, thus it is among the top 9% of the examined institutions.

We are again among the best universities of the world on the QS World University Rankings by subject. The SZTE is placed between the top 301,350 universities of the world in Medicine and in Agriculture & Forestry. In the broad subject area of Life Sciences & Medicine it is ranked 450–500th, and it has the prestigious place of 501–550th in the specific subjects of Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

THE (Times Higher Education Rankings) lists the SZTE between the top 801–1000 universities of the world. One of the strongest values of the University is its international features including the numbers of international students & faculty members, and publications co-authored by international faculty members. Besides international outlook, teaching, research as well as knowledge transfer are also judged when assessing the universities. 8 Hungarian institutions are also considered in the evaluation and the University of Szeged ranks 3rd out of the 8 measured institutions.

On the Subject Ranking of THE, the University of Szeged is placed among the top 501–600th universities in the subject of Clinical, pre-clinical and health, just as in the subjects of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. As for Computer Sciences, the SZTE ranks 601+.

According to the national ranking list of HVG, the SZTE has been maintaining its prestigious place for years. On the list of 2020 it has the 2nd best result, which means that it is the best university out of the capital. Among others, teaching and students excellence are examined and the University has the second place in teaching and the 5th place in student excellence in Hungary.

The University is fiercely proud to be the greenest higher education institution in Hungary. Based on GreenMetric World University Rankings results, it was able to upgrade its results and landed in the 74th place. The Indonesian ranking list is growing its publicity: while in 2010 there were 95 institutions participating, in 2019 already 780 universities were assessed worldwide.

SZTE Experience

PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.

Imane_CherbiImane Cherbi - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Cherbi Imane and I am 23 years old from Algeria. I am spending my last semester at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Being an MA student of Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged offered me a chance to gain sufficient knowledge about my field of study. I choose the University of Szeged simply because it is a highly ranked academic institution both nationally and internationally; also because of the variety of programs that they have for international students.

I love everything in Szeged: every corner of every street, I will always keep them in my heart. I take photos of the city when walking around and I am planning to launch a blog to promote this beautiful corner of Hungary among international students. People of Szeged are caring, always smiling and we are living peacefully together. I have never felt isolated or neglected. As a coffee lover, i always enjoy having my favorite type of coffee in different coffees in Szeged. Lookin for calmness and nature vibes, I would certainly walk by the Tisza river whenever I want.