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SZTE is the First Hungarian Partner Institute of the SGroup International Network

By the end of November 2020, the University of Szeged joined the constantly increasing number of partners of the SGroup Universities in Europe Network, as the first Hungarian partner institution.

The Network provides opportunities for exchanging information and collaboration for all of its partners from 21 nations all around the world.

SGroup is an international non-profit association established in 1988 for modern and internationally orientated universities with the aim of expanding collaboration opportunities in education and research through the transfer of knowledge and development of strategic alliances. SGroup has successfully put multiple projects and collaborations in action, it’s most notable current actions are Erasmus Without Paper 2.0 aiming to modernise the Erasmus+ programme, Think Tank Academy supporting collaborations of HEIs, the Rec-Mat project boosting mobility between Europe and Latin-Americas and the SUCTIA project for internationalisation.

SGroup regularly hosts various conferences and webinars, currently focusing on topics of general and social sustainability - especially due to the current issues caused by the pandemic. Representatives of University of Szeged have been participating on these events for the last couple of months, where they had the chance to learn about and be inspired by the educational, social and sustainability methods of the partner institutions. Joining the network will help SZTE to transfer its knowledge and extend its educational, research and mobility platforms in the future – outside the borders of Europe as well.

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.


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.