2021. May 12., Wednesday

University of Szeged Among the Best Institutions in the 2021 CWUR Ranking

The University of Szeged remains a top institution in the 2021/2022 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

Among the nearly 20,000 institutions surveyed, this year's ranking places the University of Szeged in the top 3.5 percent of the world's leading universities. Nationally, SZTE is the second best Hungarian university.

CWUR selects the top 2,000 universities from 20,000 higher education institutions worldwide. According to the 2021/2022 ranking, the University of Szeged is among the top 3.5 percent of the world's leading universities this year, ranking 678th worldwide.

This year, for the first time, CWUR has also established a regional ranking. In the list of European institutions, the University of Szeged is ranked 280th. In Hungary, the university by the river Tisza has improved its ranking from last year: this year it took the second step of the podium.

The world's two thousand best universities are selected based on seven criteria. These criteria include - among others - the quality of teaching, job opportunities for graduates, the excellence of the teaching staff and the number of publications and citations.


The full list is available here: CWUR 2021/2022

SZTE Experience


Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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