2021. November 30., Tuesday


The University of Szeged Takes a Big Step Forward in US News Rankings

The University of Szeged (SZTE) has been ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities 2022 ranking of higher education. Our institution has made progress on a global, European and national scale, and has achieved significant improvements in the fields of physics and clinical medicine.

U.S. News & World Report has recently published its latest ranking of the Best Global Universities for Higher Education 2022. The list includes 1750 universities from more than 90 countries, assessed on 13 indicators of research performance and academic recognition. The US ranking included the best institutions at global and European level, as well as by discipline.

The University of Szeged is ranked 712th in the world this year and 293rd in Europe. Both results represent an improvement compared to previous positions, with the university moving up fourteen places in the former and fifteen in the latter. In addition, SZTE has also improved its ranking in Hungary: from the previous fourth place, it has now moved up to the podium.

Looking at the discipline lists,, our institution has also achieved good results. In physics, it has moved up 90 places to take 304th place, while in national field it has become the second best institution by moving up to the podium. SZTE also improved its ranking in clinical medicine, where it moved up 34 places to 494th place, and from third to second place among Hungarian universities as well. In the field of chemistry, the Tisza-based University is also in a podium position in Hungary, while it is ranked 783rd world-wide.

The motto of the University of Szeged is “440 years in the service of education and research, 100 years for the development of Szeged and the region”, which is reflected in its excellent rankings, among others.


Article translated by: Réka Szaniszló

SZTE Experience


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.


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.