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QS Ranking: the University of Szeged Remains the Best Hungarian University

In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the University of Szeged is ranked 551-560. This makes it the best university in Hungary.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the world's leading higher education rating companies, has been ranking higher education institutions worldwide since 2004. The latest ranking (QS World University Rankings 2022), published on 8 June, which is their largest ever, includes 145 new entrants, an increase of around 100 compared to last year.


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In this latest ranking the University of Szeged was ranked 551-560, which is the best result among Hungarian institutions. Thus the University of Szeged has maintained its position as the best national university in the QS World Ranking since 2012.


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The entry requirements for the global ranking are: teaching activity at multiple levels of education, diversity of disciplines, internationally visible publication activity. Of all the institutions that meet these requirements, 1300 - nearly 300 more than last year - were ranked in the world ranking, which is based on six criteria. The major one is the academic reputation of the institution, with a weighting of 40%, followed by the employer reputation, with a weighting of 10%. The faculty / student ratio, and the number of citations per faculty were also assessed, with a weighting of 20% each. The last two criteria are the International faculty ratio and the International student ratio (5% each).


The excellent teaching and research activities of the University of Szeged are demonstrated by the fact that almost all ranking criteria received a higher score than last year. The institution's employer recognition has increased significantly, while the strongest indicator is the proportion of international students.

 

The full list is available here: QS WUR 2021/2022.

SZTE Experience

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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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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."

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