2022. May 21., Saturday


SZTE Climbs up the QS World University Rankings by Subject

The University of Szeged improves its rankings in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The results put the University of Szeged tying for the first place in Biological Sciences in Hungary. The University also climbs up the international rankings in several areas and has been included in new Subject lists.

1 543 higher education institutions are evaluated in this year’s survey measuring 5 subject areas and 51 subjects, and reviewing 15 200 training programmes, more than 14.7 million academic papers and 96 million citations. QS World University Rankings by Subject uses 6 indicators, such as academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index, International Research Network (by broad faculty area), which measures the international diversity of research collaborations, and which was added to the indicators this year.

Every year the University of Szeged achieves outstanding positions in international higher education rankings.

This year it was as follows:

  • In the ranking of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University also improved its ranking: it is in the group of best 301-350 in the world.
  • In Medical Sciences SZTE ranks amongst the top 351-400 internationally, which results in moving up in the Hungarian ranking, and coming in a close second.

    The University has performed the strongest in the subject area of Life Sciences and Medicine:
  • SZTE carries out the best result in Biological Sciences betwixt the Hungarian higher education institutions: climbing up from 501-550 to 451-500 in the international ranking and meaning a tie for the first place in Hungary.
  • In the subject list of Agriculture and Forestry, SZTE continues to maintain its position with 351-400th place which is an excellent result.

    SZTE also performed very well in the QS Natural Sciences:
  • Moving up one category in Chemistry in both the international (501-550th) and the national rankings (tied second).
  • In Physics and Astronomy, it also climbed up a category to 501-550th place.
  • The University also moved up in Mathematics: it is amongs 401-450th worldwide, which is also a podium position in Hungary.

  • This year, for the first time Computer Science and Informatics is listed within the subject area of Engineering and Technology. It is ranked amongst the 651-670th and it is a podium third place in the Hungarian ranking.

SZTE Experience


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.



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.