The physicist master studies-based programme was founded by four universities under the sponsorship of the EUGLOH Alliance. The integrated study programme named Large Scale Accelerators and Lasers (LASCALA) collaborates with large mainframe partners, such as the ELI ALPS Research Facility in order to train future experts of this field.
The declared state of emergency and the measurements that were imposed due to the coronavirus epidemic resulted in higher education institutions facing several challenges. The implementation of the distance education required the cooperation of all the University’s staff and organizational units. SZTE performed well during the semester.
When making travel arrangements, one needs to take into consideration that according to the latest information provided by the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, the government is introducing international travel restrictions with the aim of preventing a new wave of the coronavirus epidemic.
On 13 July 2020 an agreement about a dual degree program was signed by Prof. Dr. Zoltán Gyenge, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Szeged, and Céline Meslier Vice Rector of University of Limoges. The signing is merely the first step towards establishing a long-term cooperation between the two universities.
From the 1st July, among others, official foreign assignments can be ordered and official foreign visitors may be received and events with the participation of more than 100 people can be organized with a special consent. University buildings - with the exception of dormitory buildings - will be open for university students.
The University of Szeged is hosting a EUGLOH Summer School about biomedical data processing, AI and machine learning along with the global aspects of COVID-19. The course takes place between 06-10 of July and is hallmarked by the European University Alliance for Global Health.
The University of Szeged is aware that times are hard for applicants intending to pursue studies abroad, as well as for students who are already studying in foreign countries. Due to the pandemic situation regulations change day by day which can make it hard to keep up with the information that is most relevant to you.
The University of Szeged has once again become one of the world's leading universities. According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Ranking, it took the 501-510 place. This position is the best in Hungary.
This year, the University of Szeged has improved its position on the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by 25 places ahead. According to the list, SZTE is the best university out of the capital in Hungary. The CWUR examined 20,000 higher education institutions in the world, of which the top two thousand were ranked in the 2020/2021 list.
The National Higher Education Scholarship is offered by the Hungarian Government for University students who are taking part in undergraduate, masters or undivided training program who have been, or were during earlier studies, enrolled for at least two semesters and earned a minimum of 55 credits, may apply for a National Higher Education Scholarship.
The University of Szeged has recently received anesthesia machines, ultrasound equipment, mobile CT, automated nucleic acid isolation devices and endoscopes for epidemiological control. The equipment with an approximate value of 840 million HUF, will be used, if necessary, in the epidemiological units of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre and in the epidemiological care centre established in the ELI-ALPS Laser Research Institute.
Don’t miss out on a unique opportunity and join the EUGLOH Summer School organized by the University of Szeged between 06 Jul and 10 Jul 2020! Whether you are a Bachelor, Master, or PhD student, a junior or senior scientist at the University of Szeged, you will surely find the live streamed courses useful and interesting.
It is time to show your creativity, present your particular vision and try to win one of our special prizes! Share your favourite picture of your today's campus with the large audience of the four other EUGLOH universities and their communities!
We would like to inform you that H-CEMM-USZ StemCell Research Group (leaded by Prof. András Dinnyés) Scientist position call is publised on HCEMM website.
We would like to inform you that H-CEMM Research Group Leader position call is publised on HCEMM website.
Visiting university buildings remains prohibited for students of the SZTE, except for 6th year medical, dentistry and pharmacy students who are carrying out their clinical practice as well as doctoral students for research purposes. With regard to the fulfillment of the practical courses and successful compilation of the exams, Deans may allow individual visits of the building at their discretion in compliance with the hygienic and protection measures required by law.
More than 30 research health and life science related projects have been initiated at the SZTE during the past two months to combat coronavirus. The University of Szeged participates a promising research to prepare the clinical testing of an antiviral treatment, furthermore the institution has launched a genetics research and is contributing to the development of mass testing methods for the novel coronavirus.
Online courses to earn credits with the best universities in Europe.
The University of Szeged is participating in a national screening study which involves tens of thousands of people, based on a representative sample. The series of studies aims to get an accurate picture of the extent of the epidemic and the actual number of people infected and re-infected with the coronavirus. Staff from the University collected 16.4 percent of the total national samples from Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Békés, Csongrád and Bács-Kiskun counties.
Within the pandemic schedule of the University of Szeged, as a next phase of the establishment of 1,100 hospital beds, 118 hospital beds have been installed at ELI-ALPS laser center. The halls of the center building in which patients in critical condition would be treated are equipped with special filtering apparatus. Preparatory steps has also been taken to build a container basis to operate the allocated pandemic treatment center.
All the information students of the SZTE should know during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Researchers from Szeged has also submitted their application as a member of the international EUGLOH group for the #EUvsVIRUS challenge hackathon organized by the European Commission.
The University of Szeged is ranked among the best 200 universities in the world in the latest Times Higher Education ranking, which examined the higher education economy, social impact and responsibility of the institution. In the ranking which is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nation, SZTE is the best Hungarian institution with the ranking 101–200th place.
In the state of the national health emergency, declared to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) - in order to protect the citizens of foreign countries, legally residing in Hungary - the Government of Hungary in it’s Goverment Decree 85/2020. (5th of April) ordered the automatic prolongation of the documents entitling to reside in Hungary as follows.
The spread of COVID-19 in Europe, including Hungary as well, has urged the Government of Hungary to declare a state of emergency on the 11th of March and take all necessary precautions to protect the citizens of Hungary, minimize the number of infected people and slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
Besides national rankings focusing on student and teaching excellence, international rankings measuring academic activities are continuously classifying SZTE among the world’s prestigious universities. According to QS World University Rankings the SZTE is the best university in Hungary, and is among the world’s most elite universities in several subject rankings. On the national HVG ranking list, SZTE was listed the first in Hungary out of the capital.
Protective gears delivered from China were distributed to the University of Szeged. Surgical masks, protective coats, rapid tests were included in the consignment delivered by Waberer’s Ltd. on the 7th April 2020.
Protective gears necessary in preventing transmission of the coronavirus were distributed to the University of Szeged from the stocks of the National Healthcare Services Center on the 3rd April.
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Between the 30th March and 1st April 2020, a virtual conference was held within the framework of the EUGLOH project. With regard to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual meeting of the project was carried out exceptionally online.
A survey on voluntary services provided by the SZTE members is being conducted at the University of Szeged. Employees and students of the University are requested to submit their intention on voluntary services to be provided at Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center in relation with tasks arising by virtue of the COVID-19 disease emergency.
Several misconceptions regarding the coronavirus outbreak have come to light and ‘simple methods’ to prevent disease are widely known. Here are 15 of them published by World Health Organization (WHO).
This is to inform the community of the University that resolutions on the current epidemic situation previously issued by the Management of the University of Szeged, circulars issued by the Coronavirus Operative Committee are still in force and remain therein until withdrawal.
Leaders of the University of Szeged informed the university citizens in a video about the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. Prof. Dr. Klára Gellén, Vice-Rector for Education highlighted the most important information on distance education while Prof. Dr. Csaba Lengyel, Chair of the Coronavirus Operative Committee introduced the changes affecting the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center. Dr. Judit Fendler, Chancellor of the University of Szeged, informed the university citizens on measures to be taken regarding employees.
Through Coursera for Campus and Coursera’s Coronavirus Response Initiative, University of Szeged students will gain free access to 3,800+ courses from the world’s top university and industry educators.
In accordance with the resolutions of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, an epidemic hospital and center has been established in the Western park of Albert Szent-Györgyi Healthcare Centre of the University of Szeged, widely known as Hospital no. II (II-es kórház), at 57 Kálvária sgt., Szeged.
In several Hungarian press agencies, information has come to light that I am one of the citizens of Szeged who became ill as a result of a new type of coronavirus infection. The news is true.
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In addition to the health student hotline launched on the 10th of March, a chatbot has also been launched to inform university students at the SZTE. On the University of Szeged Facebook page, Berci-bot provides information in Hungarian and English on distance education, graduation and dormitory placement.
Sixth year General Medicine students, as well as Dentistry and Pharmacy students may continue their clinical and professional practice during the period of general prohibition of practical trainings. Students participating in doctoral programmers and have completed the complex examination and students with a public servant status with the University may enter the buildings of the Institution for work purposes.
In order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease, measures concerning employment have been introduced at the University of Szeged until further notice of the management.
With regard to the state of emergency ordered by the Government of Hungary on the 11th March, the University of Szeged will switch to distance education on the 23rd March until withdrawal, after the spring break. Posts in connection with distance education as well as useful tools illustrated with introductory videos have been published on the CooSpace information scenes.
The Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary has ordered that all interventions not requiring immediate medical care shall be postponed from the 16th March 2020 until the state of emergency is terminated. In order to implement the measure, the University of Szeged immediately took the necessary steps.
The areas affected as indicated on the website of the National Public Health Service of Hungary are: Italy, China, Iran, South Korea, Iran and Heinsberg district of Germany. Passengers arriving from the abovementioned areas showing symptoms of coronavirus shall be considered as suspicious/under investigation and the procedure of the National Public Health Service of Hungary shall be followed, including the application of quarantine and laboratory testing.
Missions to foreign countries – regardless of the destination – cannot be ordered or authorized, university citizens are advised to delay their private travels abroad and citizens of foreign countries are not allowed to reside on campus. According to the Government Decree, healthcare workers shall only be allowed to leave the territory of Hungary with the permission of the Minister responsible for the relevant sector.
In order to prevent the further spread of the virus, preventive and protective measures have been introduced at the University of Szeged. Organizing and hosting an event with more than 100 attendees indoors and more than 500 attendees outdoors is prohibited. The individual written (electronic) permission of the Coronavirus Operative Committee is necessary for the organization of events with 50-100 attendees indoors and 150-500 attendees outdoors.
An educational break has been ordered for the 12th and 13th March and the Spring Break period of the University will be between the 14th of March 2020 (Saturday) and 22nd of March 2020 (Sunday). The University of Szeged will switch to distance education until withdrawal. All university students of Hungarian citizenship is required to move out of university dormitories and return home by the 13th of March.
In order to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, subject to the decision of the University’s maintainer – keeping in mind the personal safety of the students – the Rector ordered a rectorial (educational) break for the 12th and the 13th of March.