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The Academic Senate of SZTE Voted for a Modern Future

The University of Szeged is going through an operative transformation. This model change means that the currently state-run university will continue as an institution sustained by a state-established foundation.

Following weeks of previous discussions regarding the model change, and disseminating information to the citizens of the university about the process of these meetings, the Academic Senate came to its final decision. On the 29th of January 2021, the supreme academic authority chose to say yes to a path that will bring new opportunities not only for the University of Szeged but also for the city and for the whole region.


At the beginning of January 2021, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) being the sustainer of the university, made an offer to SZTE to transform its state-run model to a university operated by a state-established foundation.


The decision-making process was preceded by brief but extensive discussions. The advantages and risks of the model change were taken under consideration by the academic leaders, the board of deans and the academic senate. An ad hoc committee helped the dialogue between the university and its maintainer, the ITM. The academic leadership informed the citizens of the university about the ongoing discussions on the transformation and gave answers to all of their questions online through the university’s web interface.


On the 29tt of January 2021, the Senate, the supreme academic authority of the university has made its final decision in favour of the model change. The total number of the votes were the following: 29 in favour; 16 against; 7 abstentions.

SZTE Experience

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


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.