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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”.
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
The EUGLOH Alliance's online summer university is open to the citizens of the five European universities.
A weekend in the Botanic Garden where it's all about lavender and roses!
The University of Szeged has improved its ranking in physics from last year on ARWU’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In clinical medicine it has maintained its position from 2020. These results make the institution the second best Hungarian University in both subjects.
In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the University of Szeged is ranked 551-560. This makes it the best university in Hungary.
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The University of Szeged organizes training for the universities of the EUGLOH association on the labour market success of students with disabilities, disadvantaged and special educational needs.
The Jerusalema Dance Challenge has arrived to Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre, University of Szeged. Colleagues of the Emergency Unit (SBO) danced to the ancient tribal rhythms of the worldwide popular song of the South African Master KG and Nomcembo band in the various rooms of the Újklinika (New Clinic) and in the Petri Gábor Clinical Block on 1 May. As frontline workers, they are tired too, but this dance is a message that no one should give up: we will win, not COVID.
Six researchers from the University of Szeged have published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Energy.
The Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM) announces a call for “HCEMM Junior Research Group Leaders”.
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Szeged – the only Hungarian university to participate – was selected to take part in the ’EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs’ international project.
Join the EUGLOH Career Evenings on the 12th and 13th of April, and the Job Fair on the 13th and 14th of April, 2021
Hődör Gábor’s photographies have already been chosen “best astronomy photo of the month” by National Geographic twice. Besides that, the SZTE alumni has already won several other competitions. His pictures are regularly published and awarded by international photography portals, the Hungarian Astronomical Association and the National Geographic Magazine.
“Where are women in science?” Academician Éva Kondorosi asked in 2016, when there was no female elected member at the institution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Working in the Biological Research Centre (BRC), Szeged she has also contributed to the development of Medical and Agricultural Sciences by her research on symbiosis and on infectious diseases. At the occasion of the International Women’s Day among others we asked the Science Diplomat why the Fabaceae plant family is her favourite.
Despite a growing number of participants, the University of Szeged managed to maintain its position from last year and get ranked 201-250 by the Latest Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. With these results the University of Szeged secures its position among the best universities in Hungary.
The University of Szeged was ranked as Hungary’s best university according the QS World University Rankings, and it also has outstanding results in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. According to the list of the British Quacquarelli Symonds, SZTE is in the top 2% of the world’s higher education institutions.