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SZTE Dedicates a New Website to Katalin Karikó on the Occasion of her Birthday

The University of Szeged started a new website on the 17th of January celebrating the birthday of Katalin Karikó. On this special day, the researcher-professor of the University arrived in Hanoi, where she was celebrated as a guest of the "VinFuture Award Week", and received a birthday cake and a bouquet of flowers.

-"Personal relationships are important. Believe in yourself! Focus on what you can achieve, what you can change!” Katalin Karikó's good advices are highlighted in a series of quotes on the new website of the University, both in Hungarian and in English.


At the opening ceremony of the 2021/2022 academic year, the researcher-professor of the University shared some of her experiences with the freshmen. Katalin Karikó's powerful speech and information about the world-famous mRNA research are also easily accessible on the thematic website of the University.

In the chapter "From Kisújszállás through Szeged to world fame", for example, you can discover new, previously not public photos. "Science above all" is a section dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge. The "Awards, Prizes and Recognitions" section of the website provides a guide to the more than seventy awards that Katalin Karikó has received.

The Katalin Karikó virtual exhibition” of the SZTE Klebelsberg Library was updated on the 17th of January, the birthday of the researcher who paved the way for the development of mRNA-based vaccines to control the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the new additions to the library, which is also accessible from the new website, is a video of Katalin Karikó sharing her inspiring thoughts as the guest of honour at the "For Women in Science" festival.


Today, the world-famous Hungarian biochemist arrived in Hanoi, where he was greeted with a cake and a bouquet of flowers on her birthday.


Katalin Karikó will also participate in the "Science for Life" symposium as a guest of the "VinFuture Award Week" from 18 to 21 January 2022. The researchers will discuss energy, artificial intelligence and health, vietnamnews.vn reported.

Some Nobel Prize-winning scientists, such as Gérard Mourou, who has many links to the University of Szeged and ELI and is considered the "father" of ultrashort pulse laser amplification technology, will give their views on the future of science.

In the Future of Health section, the co-winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2022, including Katalin Karikó, researcher- professor at the University of Szeged, will present their discoveries that paved the way for Covid-19 vaccine technology.

In the "VinFuture Science Week" programme, well known scientists also talk about their passions, achievements and sacrifices. The event will conclude with a scientific dialogue between VinFuture Prize-winning researchers.


More information about Katalin Karikó, researcher-professor at the University of Szeged, is available on our website, news portal, and the website of the University's Klebelsberg Library.



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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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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