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.
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.
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.
The Vice-Rector of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies in Belgrade visited the University of Szeged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
"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".
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The series of events of the University Day of the University of Szeged concluded with a Ceremony of Awarding Honorary Doctorates and Distinctions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
The groundbreaking Let’s Talk course is now reopened for application.
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.
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”.
More than 1000 international students started their studies at the University of Szeged in the 2021/22 Academic Year.
Central Orientation Days of the University is organised to its international freshmen students at the start of the new academic year 2021/2022.
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.
25 Indonesian students are spending the autumn semester at the University of Szeged (SZTE).
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.
Researchers of five European universities discuss developments in pharmaceutical science