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2021. December 17.

The University of Szeged is one of the greenest higher education institutions in Hungary according to the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. In the top ranking of the Universitas Indonesia, SZTE has moved up to 85th place this year, ranking second among Hungarian universities. The Institution in Szeged was ranked the best Hungarian university in the “Setting and Infrastructure” category and tied for first place in the “Water” indicator.

2021. December 16.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the UK-based international ranking agency has published its latest international rankings for higher education institutions in emerging European and Central Asian countries. The University of Szeged was ranked 29th in this year's ranking and remains one of the best universities in the country.

2021. December 15.

Katalin Karikó, Research Professor at the University of Szeged, was on the cover of TIME, along with Drew Weissman, Kizzmekia Corbett and Barney Graham. The researchers have been named "Heroes of 2021" by the magazine for their contribution to the development of mRNA-based vaccines against coronavirus. The honorary doctor of the University of Szeged shared her first thoughts regarding the recognition to her alma mater.

2021. December 15.

The Vice-Rector of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies in Belgrade visited the University of Szeged.

2021. December 10.

The asteroid discovered in 2002 by two astronomers linked to the University of Szeged was named after Katalin Karikó, research professor of SZTE and worldwide acclaimed researcher of the mRNA-based medical technology. 14 other ’space rocks’ have been named after well-known Hungarian persons. The 1.5 km diameter ’Karikókatalin’ takes one complete orbit around the Sun in 3.7 years. The University of Szeged is one of the national centres of studying minor planets.

2021. December 02.

Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has honored the best and brightest minds from around the world. Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman are awarded the 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in life science who laid the foundation of mRNA-based vaccines. Katalin Karikó, professor at the University of Szeged and University of Pennsylvania, senior vice president of BioNTech has been voted the most influential person in Philadelphia.

2021. November 30.


Katalin Karikó, Professor at the University of Szeged and Vice President of BioNTech, along with Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, who co-founded the German company and are also professors at the University of Mainz, will be awarded the 2022 Jeantet-Collen Prize for Translational Medicine. The Swiss award for the three researchers, who contributed to the development of mRNA-based vaccines, is Europe's best-funded prize and encourages them to continue their innovation project. Katalin Karikó, professor at the University of Szeged, will use the grant to fund her future research at the University of Szeged.

2021. November 26.

The Deutsches Museum organized a podium discussion about the mRNA revolution. Three leaders of the BioNTech Group, who were awarded the German Future Prize, took part in a roundtable interview on 25 November 2021 to close the “1E9” conference promoting science. The vice-president, research biologist Katalin Karikó, handed over the instrument, which can be considered the ‘cradle’ of the very first mRNA vaccine, to the Munich exhibition site.

2021. November 25.

Three days, seven teams, one trip.

2021. November 25.

Students studying in Hungary with Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship received the "Stipendium Hungariucm Excellence Award" from the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 26th of October. Two students of the University of Szeged were honoured at the prestigious event.

2021. November 25.

Fulfil your professional dreams while you explore your Hungarian heritage – the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship gives you an exceptional chance to develop both personally and academically.

2021. November 24.

5 videos, one destination!

2021. November 20.

The 205 years old US award, the John Scott Award is the latest honour for Katalin Karikó and fellow researcher Drew Weissman. The special inventors' prize was presented to her husband on 18 November 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2021. November 18.

The 2021 Deutscher Zukunftspreis was awarded to executives of BioNTech for the project "mRNA vaccines for humanity", based on the discoveries of Vice President Katalin Karikó. The prestigious prize of 250,000 Euros was presented by the German Federal President in Berlin on the evening of 17 November 2021.

2021. November 17.

"Science is back in the spotlight." - Expressed her delight Katalin Karikó. One of the 3 innovations nominated is "mRNA vaccines for humanity” for this year's Deutscher Zukunftspreis, the "German Future Prize".

2021. November 17.

Financial assistance for international students from 70 countries of the world is available by applying to the Stipenium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.

2021. November 17.

The series of events of the University Day of the University of Szeged concluded with a Ceremony of Awarding Honorary Doctorates and Distinctions.

2021. November 16.

The University of Szeged (SZTE) has been ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities 2022 ranking of higher education. Our institution has made progress on a global, European and national scale, and has achieved significant improvements in the fields of physics and clinical medicine.

2021. November 16.

What is the Erasmus+ programme? How and where can applicants travel? Why is it good to be an Erasmus student? Those who attended the Erasmus+ Day organised by the International Mobility Centre (IMC) among others, received answers to these questions.

2021. November 15.

Katalin Karikó (Hungary/USA), Drew Weissman (USA) and Pieter Cullis (Canada) were announced as the winners of the 2021 Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine. The announcement was published on 15 November 2021 in Bangkok. The award was founded by the Royal Family of Thailand in 1992, and among the Awardees of the Prince Mahidol Award, 5 subsequently received the Nobel Prize.

2021. November 09.

Katalin Karikó, Uğur Sahin, Özlem Türeci and Drew Weissman will receive the 2021 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology, as announced by the US-based Cancer Research Institute (CRI). According to the institute, the technology associated with the developers of the mRNA vaccine that curbed the COVID-19 pandemic, “this technology will play a big role in cancer treatment”. The William B. Coley Award will be presented to the four researchers during a virtual ceremony that will take place on November 10.

2021. November 03.

Caroline Charette, Canadian Ambassador to Hungary visited the University of Szeged on the 2nd of November, 2021. The Ambassador was welcomed by Prof. Dr. Márta Széll, Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning.

2021. November 02.

Students of the University of Szeged got acquainted with rich Indonesian culture, history, language, natural features and special food. On 29th of October 2021, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Szeged hosted the Indonesian Youth Pledge Day.

2021. October 25.

A lasting lesson from this pandemic is that collaboration can lead to a more sustainable future for higher education – through its worst crisis; a shared ecosystem inspired a global solution that minimised the impact of campus closures worldwide. Anthony Tattersall investigates.

2021. October 22.

Join us to watch the ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Award!

2021. October 19.

The subject of the discovery that has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is deeply rooted in research at the University of Szeged.

2021. October 15.


Application Deadline for the Spring Semester is 15th of December, 2021 23:59:59 (CET)

2021. October 14.
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2021. October 09.

The University of Szeged made Szeged a university city 100 years ago on the 9th of October.

2021. September 29.

Katalin Karikó, whose discoveries paved the way for the mRNA technology, has been awarded France's highest honour, the Grande Médaille. To mark the occasion, a short film and a press release on the website of the French Academy of Sciences presents the life of the world-famous scientist, honorary doctor and former student of the University of Szeged.

2021. September 27.

The popular series of events, called Autumn Cultural Festival, organized every autumn is about to start at the University of Szeged.

2021. September 24.

Katalin Karikó and her colleague Drew Weissman receive the 2021 Lasker Award for their effort in laying the foundation for swift vaccine development against Covid-19. The Award often called "the American Nobel Prize" once again spotlights the exceptional achievements of Katalin Karikó - a graduate of the University of Szeged -, the importance of basic research and the positive impact of scientists' collaborations on our lives.

2021. September 22.

The whole world had the opportunity to watch the live award ceremony of the prestigious medical award, the Albany Award, on September 22, 2021. Albany Medical University honoured Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman and Barney S. Graham together for their results that led to an effective vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic with America’s second highest value prize in Medicine, the Albany Prize.

2021. September 21.

For their achievements in the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) for preventive and therapeutic purposes, biochemist Katalin Karikó and physicians Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin will receive the 2022 "Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedler Prize". The prestigious 70-year-old award is the second to be shared by the three leaders of BioNTech, a key company in the fight against Covid-19 disease.

2021. September 21.

The former student of the University of Szeged is included for the first time in the prestigious Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Katalin Karikó, biochemist, honorary doctor and alumna of SZTE has been included in the 2021 ranking. To commemorate this honour we collected some interesting facts about the "Time 100" list, the 2021 ranking and Katalin Karikó's ‘influencing techniques’.

2021. September 20.

The groundbreaking Let’s Talk course is now reopened for application.

2021. September 15.

The Keio Medical Science Prize has been awarded to Katalin Karikó "for the discovery of Specific RNA Modification Leading to mRNA Vaccine Development", as announced on 15 September 2021, Japan time. The researcher, who holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Szeged, will receive a certificate of merit, medal, and a monetary award of 10 million yen for her work.

2021. September 12.
Katalin Karikó received the Reichstein Medal, known as the most prestigious Swiss award in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, on 6 September 2021. The biochemist who patented the therapeutic application of mRNA containing modified nucleosides, vice-president of BioNTech, Honorary Doctor and alumni of the University of Szeged, has thus "entered the spacious hallway of the Nobel Prize".
2021. September 10.

The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines was made possible by modified RNA technology, a world-changing discovery by the research team of Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. This will be recognised by the 2022 Breakthrough Award, which honours mRNA pioneers in the life sciences category, announced on 9 September 2021. The award, which comes with a cash prize of $3 million, is also known as the “Scientific Oscar Award”.

2021. September 17.

More than 1000 international students started their studies at the University of Szeged in the 2021/22 Academic Year.

2021. September 09.
2021. August 24.

Central Orientation Days of the University is organised to its international freshmen students at the start of the new academic year 2021/2022.

2021. August 18.

The University of Szeged has been ranked at the top of the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities for a decade. As in previous years, this year the institution was ranked 601-700th. With this result, the University of Szeged is in a tie for first place among Hungarian institutions.

2021. July 26.

25 Indonesian students are spending the autumn semester at the University of Szeged (SZTE).

2021. July 12.

After the success of last year's international student research conference in Szeged, this year the Paris-Saclay Université organises a competition for EUGLOH students.

2021. July 02.
2021. June 25.

Researchers of five European universities discuss developments in pharmaceutical science

2021. June 23.
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SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

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


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.