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Doctors from Szeged Help Victims of the Turkey Earthquake in a Dramatic Fight

The Counter-Terrorism Centre has set up an emergency health centre in the earthquake-hit city of Antakya, Turkey with the help of the specialists from the University of Szeged's Szent-Györgyi Albert Clinical Centre. The team of three physicians of the University of Szeged, together with TEK doctors, provided emergency medical care and stabilised the condition of those rescued from the rubble. They did so with superhuman strength and endurance.

Dr. Zoltán Pető, Head of the Emergency Department of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre of the University of Szeged (University), Dr Tamás Molnár, physician of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy of the University and Dr Tamás Hardi, member of the Emergency Department of the University. The three specialists travelled to the earthquake site as part of the medical team at the request of the Counter-Terrorism Centre. They worked with superhuman strength and endurance, often on just a few hours sleep.

SZTE Physicians at Ground Zero

- There were several Hungarian teams out there, and we were part of the Counter-Terrorism Centre's medical team. There were 18 of us in this group, saving and healing people together. Of the 9 healthcare colleagues 6 were doctors, three of us were from Szeged. We practically ran a mobile hospital, an emergency unit in a well-equipped camp. The others were assigned to rescue work or helping with technical and special skills. Some of the victims had been under the rubble for days - including a 14-year-old boy - and, after initial care and stabilisation, were handed over to local emergency services.

We worked together with the Disaster and Risk Management units and other rescue teams on the scene, but we had by far the highest medical capacity and capability," said Dr Zoltán Pető, Head of the Emergency Patient Care Unit of the Szent-Györgyi Albert University of Szeged Clinical Centre.

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93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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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