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SZTE Enhancing International Relations in Sweden

The University of Szeged is participating in the EUGLOH event in Lund, Sweden, from 9 to 12 May 2022. Representatives from the five European university associations share their experience, this time focusing on marketing, communication and possible new joint projects.

The European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH) is a strategic partnership between the Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay), the University of Lund (LU), the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Universidade do Porto (UPorto) and the University of Szeged (SZTE). The network enables students, teachers, researchers and staff of the higher education institutions concerned to collaborate in a number of areas. The primary objective of the organisation is to coordinate interdisciplinary activities, particularly in education and training in global health. New opportunities can be opened up, such as joint professional projects and the use of scientific infrastructure in areas such as biomedicine, life sciences and social sciences. The inter-university project also addresses a number of challenges related to well-being and public health.


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In the framework of the cooperation, the universities in the alliance also organise joint conferences on different themes. The University of Szeged hosted the most recent EUGLOH Staff Week, where Barbara Oakley, a world-renowned expert on education, was one of the keynote speakers.

This week's EUGLOH Staff Week is hosted by the University of Lund, Sweden.


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As part of the event, for the third year running, an international "Alliance Day" will be held to bring the five partner universities together to celebrate the unity and community that has existed for three years. The theme of the hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) English-language event is "Five Universities, One Community". Its objective is to reach out to and bring together all university citizens of the Federation on 11 May 2022, through a diverse range of community and cultural activities organised by the partner universities. Anyone can participate in the virtual event, but registration is required. The detailed programme and registration form are available here.


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In addition to students from the University of Szeged, several staff members from relevant departments of the University of Szeged have travelled to Sweden to participate in discussions and lectures on potential inter-university partnerships, marketing and communication practices.

Participants expect to make significant progress in a number of areas: deepening personal working relationships, sharing good practices and learning about the internationalisation strategy of the University of Lund. University of Szeged staff will also work on expanding the international network of contacts in Lund.

The results and experiences of the event will be reported on the website and Facebook profile of the University of Szeged.

 

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Source: SZTE Info - Ferenc Lévai

Photo by Anna Bobkó/Adám Kovács-Jerney

SZTE Experience

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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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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.


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