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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

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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.


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.

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