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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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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.

 

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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.


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