Tuesday, 20 October 2020

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Here you can find a summary of information for our students on the PCR testing conducted by the University of Szeged.


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.

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.

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!


According to the statement published by Hungary's National Police Headquarters (ORFK) on 11 May, it is possible for students (who need to comply with examination obligations arising from their student status) to submit a leniency application for entering Hungary during the state of emergency. 

On 11th March 2020 the government of Hungary declared the state of emergency due to the pandemic situation. Thus we regret to inform you that the Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Science and Informatics scheduled for 5th July 2020 has been cancelled.

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.

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.

Application Information in Epidemic Times

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.

Crucial information and important measures concerning the coronavirus disease are now available 24/7 via a student information line from the 10th of March at the University of Szeged. Students of the University of Szeged can request information regarding health related issues in both English and Hungarian via this phone number: +36 70 439 9279.

Further measures have been introduced at the University of Szeged regarding the spread of the coronavirus originating from China. In order to protect the general health of the university community of 30,000 members, the Rector and Chancellor of the SZTE issued a circular calling upon members to refrain from work and attending lectures if returning from an area affected and travelling to such areas shall be avoided.

The Summer School on Image Processing will be held between July 9 and July 18 2020, in Szeged, Hungary. SSIP is organized annually for graduate and PhD students interested in image processing. Students and teachers are invited to participate from all over the world.

138 international students started their studies in the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. 131 students arrived to the SZTE under the Erasmus+ program and 7 students under the Makovecz program. The integration of the students who hold a scholarship is assisted by the SZTE International Mobility Office of the Directorate for International and Public Relations between the 3rd and the 5th of February, 2020.

For two days, representatives of the universities of the European Alliance for Global Health will be making discussions at the University of Szeged. At the English-language conference, partners will describe tasks of each working packages and outline their future plans.

The University of Szeged is a co-founder of European University Alliance for Global Health – EUGLOH, the alliance of five European universities.

The number of international students of the University of Szeged is continuously rising. More than 4,000 students from 115 countries around the world are carrying out their studies at the SZTE. Compared to previous years the increase in the number in the headcount is significant in domestic relations.

The University of Szeged remains the greenest higher education institution in Hungary. According to the 2019 GreenMetric world ranking, SZTE stepped ahead to the 74th place. Compared to last year, the number of international participants increased this year: in 2019, 780 institutions filled out the green questionnaire.

According to the latest HVG higher education rankings, the University of Szeged is the best University out of the capital in Hungary. The SZTE was ranked at a high level in both institutional and educational rankings.

First in the country, foreign applicants at the University of Szeged have the opportunity to pay online by bank card through the DreamApply online platform.

A celebratory Session of the Senate was held on the 9th of November 2019 to mark the Day of the University at the SZTE. In addition to Senator Honoris Causa and Doctor Honoris Causa titles, Pro Universitate, Kunó Klebelsberg and Pro Laudanda Promotione Awards and other recognition awards were given.

His Excellency Iain Lindsay, British Ambassador to Hungary delivered a lecture at the University of Szeged on the 11th November, 2019. The presentation gave perspective on British-Hungarian relations and predictions on what might happen after Brexit, how it would affect education as well as Hungarians studying and living in the United Kingdom.

Join us on the 28th of November and meet the colleagues of the Office for International Admission and the Faculties of the University.

Enrolling international students of SZTE are welcomed by the leadership of the University on the 30th of August and on the 6th of September at József Attila Study and Information Centre. Among others, various cultural and recreation activities are welcoming them this week.

Szeged becomes the focal point of attosecond science between 1 and 5 July where around 400 researchers arriving from 29 countries joins together to discuss the latest results of attosecond science and technology.

On 26th of June, The European Commission announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that are part of the first ‘European Universities’ alliances. Through these institutions, European higher education will be impoved in terms of quality, attractiveness and will increase the cooperation between institutions, students and academic staff.

The University of Szeged has once again become one of the world's leading universities. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2020 Ranking, it took the 501-510 place. This position is the best in Hungary.

On the U-Multirank ranking that is supported by the European Union, the University of Szeged was again marked with an excellent ranking. The international ranking ranked higher education institutions in 96 countries, including 15 Hungarian universities by more than 30 indicators. SZTE was ranked the best in the field of knowledge transfer.

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 six research teams, that started their work in May with the support of the Hungarian Center of Excellence for Molecular Medicine (HCEMM), were presented at a press conference on May 28, at the University of Szeged. The first six research teams in the international project started their work in the field of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, inflammatory and immune diseases and cancer.

The Demola Alliance is gaining momentum in Central Eastern Europe. The University of Szeged (USZ) is proud to be the second university in Hungary to join Demola, following the footsteps of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Demola has been in Hungary since 2012 and intends to establish its first Central-Eastern European hub in Budapest.

The University of Szeged hosts Fulbright scholarship awardee American scholars, thus strengthening the international relations of the University of Szeged. The agreement was signed on the 10th of April by Prof. Dr. Márta Széll, Vice-Rector for Strategic Affairs of the University of Szeged and Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission.

The University of Szeged is ranked among the 200 best universities in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, which examined the higher education, economic and social impact of the institutions. The ranking of the University of Szeged is 101-200. Whereas according to the education quality measure list, the University of Szeged is ranked the best Higher Education Institute in Hungary.


Are you a student from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia or Ukraine? Would you like to join the University of Szeged for your master and post-master studies and get financial assistance from Visegrad Fund?

Biologist Dávid Mucsi, graduate of the University of Szeged, spent a month doing research in Hermanus, South Africa. He observed sharks, measured their hormone levels and studied them with video traps.

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its world ranking for the AY of 2018/2019. In the list of British specialist journals – similarly to last year – the University of Szeged is ranked among the 601–800th place. With this result, SZTE is the second best in the competition among Hungarian universities.

The university of Szeged is awaiting those who are interested in Researchers’ Night with 300 programs in Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely. On September 28th, Friday from late afternoon to late at night, all ages starting from pre-school to adults can find interesting program suitable for their age. The event which promotes science and the career of the researchers will provide places and opportunities for its visitors which occasionally are inaccessible.

Owing to the results of her research making medicines producing their effect faster and more effective in the future, Dr. Edit Csapó was awarded the ’For Women In Science’ recognition of L’Oreal and UNESCO.

If disease is chaos, the mathematical methods of resolving irregular processes within the body support the healing process. Two mathematicians of the Bolyai Institute, University of Szeged (SZTE) are able to tame chaos.

The perovskite family of materials holds out a hope for “dirt cheap” electricity. Why? As a result of their cooperation with American partners, this question is answered by Csaba Janáky, assistant professor of the SZTE, and his student and doctoral candidate, Gergely Samu, in the 4 articles published in the technical journal of the American Chemical Society within 7 months’ time.

The University of Szeged is the 470th on the latest Quacquarelly Symonds (QS) ranking, making progress by moving 30 places forward. As a result, SZTE is the best Hungarian university and it is among the best 12% of the considered universities.

Foreign Language Centre (Idegennyelvi Kommunikációs Intézet – IKI) provides assistance regarding language proficiency for the students of the University of Szeged. You can choose from language courses that are free of charge and you can also apply for a language exam.

The University of Szeged has improved its ’green’ indicators; according to the world ranking of GreenMetric, SZTE took the 88th place in 2017 – compared to the 107th place last year, moreover, a hundred times more institutions filled in the ’green’ form in this year’s survey. SZTE is on the 42nd place on the European Green-list and it is the greenest university among the Hungarian higher educational institutions.

According to the Hungarian higher education ranking list published by HVG (one of the leading Hungarian newspapers), SZTE is once again one of the best universities in Hungary.

At the 3rd Cardiovascular Outcome Trial Summit Amin Al-awar, PhD student at Doctoral School of Biology, was awarded Best Research Abstract.

According to the survey of the Ministry of Education of Hungary, the number of enroled international university students grew by almost 8,000 in Hungary during the last 5 years.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published a new ranking of universities, this time rating those of the emerging European and Central Asian countries. Eight Hungarian universities made the list of 2018, SZTE is ranked as the best among them.

We are happy to announce that Szeged is among the best European cultural and creative cities, listed on the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor of the European Commission. The online platform is a new tool to monitor and assess the performance of 'Cultural and Creative Cities' in Europe vis-à-vis their peers.

SZTE won in the first round of eduline.hu’s online beauty contest – they were searching for the most beautiful Hungarian University campus.

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading and internationally ranked higher educational institutions. It was ranked as the highest among the Hungarian higher education institutions on the QS World University list. SZTE is the “greenest” Hungarian university and to sum it up, it is the best university in the country.

University of Szeged is still the “greenest” Hungarian university according to UI Green Metric World Ranking. SZTE ranks 14th “greenest” in the world among the institutions located in city centres and is ranked 45th among Europe’s assessed universities.

To promote the international spirit of our University, we shoot a couple of new image videos about the educational and research potential of our institution.

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