2021. October 16., Saturday
News  --  Archive  --  2021


[1] 2 
2021. October 15.


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

2021. October 14.
2021. October 14.
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 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.
2021. June 21.
2021. June 21.

The EUGLOH Alliance's online summer university is open to the citizens of the five European universities.

2021. June 20.
2021. June 17.
2021. June 16.

A weekend in the Botanic Garden where it's all about lavender and roses!

2021. June 14.

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.

2021. June 10.

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.

2021. June 04.
2021. June 01.

Some plans can be postponed, but not your education. Learn more about the University of Szeged at the upcoming virtual event and build your future with us!

2021. May 28.

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.

2021. May 27.
2021. May 20.
We are pleased to inform our international students that foreign nationals who have been vaccinated in Hungary can now apply for an immunity certificate.
2021. May 07.

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.

2021. May 06.
On 12 May 2021, 10-17 CET, visitors of the annual EUGLOH Alliance Day can join the various programmes held in a 3D virtual space. The closing event of the day is a concert of the Szeged-based a cappella band, Fool Moon.
2021. May 06.
2021. May 04.
2021. April 29.
The University of Szeged remains a top institution in the 2021/2022 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
2021. April 28.
2021. April 27.

Six researchers from the University of Szeged have published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Energy.

2021. April 22.

The Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM) announces a call for “HCEMM Junior Research Group Leaders”.

2021. April 14.

2021. April 13.

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.

2021. April 12.
2021. April 07.

Join the EUGLOH Career Evenings on the 12th and 13th of April, and the Job Fair on the 13th and 14th of April, 2021

2021. April 01.

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.

2021. March 17.

“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.

2021. March 10.

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.

2021. March 05.

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.

[1] 2 

SZTE Experience


Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."


Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.