2018. March 21., Wednesday


Mission Statement of the University of Szeged

The University of Szeged is a prestigious higher education institution, rich in traditions committed to maintaining quality education on all levels including Bachelor, Master, Doctoral programmes, higher education specializations, advanced specific trainings, providing quality health care, basic and applied research, research & development, fine arts and music. Following the traditions of the University of Szeged, it unites the high level theoretical foundation with practice based on partnering as well. It considers its main objective to keep up with scientific progress, development of information technology and social demand in order to constantly develop the educational material in the field of a multi-level, multi language education.

The purpose of the University of Szeged is to issue quality degrees meeting labour market demands and that its graduate students would be sought both by national and international employers. It creates such educational requirements for earning its high prestige diplomas that at the same time facilitate the scientific development of its students. The university of Szeged plays an important role in the life of students, it provides equal opportunities and enhances the procedure of becoming intellectuals.

The mission and purpose of the University of Szeged is to cultivate science and internationally competitive research work and to advance its research university nature. Its research and creative work that is realized as part of national and international research programmes comprises basic and applied research, creative arts, product and service development.

The University of Szeged being the greatest institution in the Southern Great Plain region considers its main responsibility to play active part in facilitating regional social, economic and cultural development, while with its charitable activities the University serves to influence the life of local citizens and acts in solidarity towards them.

The University of Szeged with all its above mentioned activities aims to achieve the esteem and support of the local community and the general public.

Mission in Health Care

The researchers and physicians at the University of Szeged strive to be faithful to its mission in health care. A tremendous amount of intellectual capital has accumulated in our institutions, and experienced physicians are followed by the coming generations of young talent year after year.

health_careThe Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre was established as the legal successor of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Centre in 2007, the patient care thereby becoming more integrated, more transparent and easier to organize. This was a necessary and inevitable step, since the Centre is responsible for the entire health care system of Szeged and is the most significant in- and outpatient care institution in the region. Thousands of patients are treated in the Health Centre daily, but research focusing on as yet incurable diseases has additionally been performed here for decades. Our researchers, both men and women (we are especially proud of the latter), combine their successful research activities with their educational and clinical work as instructors and physicians among the best of their profession.

health_care2We are very proud of continuing the heritage of Szent-Györgyi: besides our research results, this is demonstrated by the thousands of patients cured in the world-class, new 265-bed hospital building. Eleven patient care units are housed in this fivestorey complex. They include the Emergency Care Unit, equipped with the most up-to-date instruments and run by the most modern patient management system. As concerns a number of technological novelties, we may highlight the pneumatic tube transport system, planned to be completed in 2015, which will deliver other medical samples to the laboratory for examination within merely a few minutes. We are very proud of having produced the most modern Surgical Centre in Hungary. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as high-frequency surgical, ultrasound and liver resection instrumentation.

Among the outstanding professional achievements, since the academic year 2013/2014 the training at the Faculty of Dentistry has been conducted according to a reformed curriculum. This places great emphasis on the introduction and teaching of subjects specifically customized for dental training, and also allows specialization. As a result, it fully meets the latest European Union requirements.

Nothing can illustrate the outstanding qualities of our professionals better than the number of unique operations and interventions performed here first in Hungary. Mention may be made in this respect of novel hearing device implementation surgery by Professor László Rovó at our Department of OtoRhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Few years ago, demonstration heart surgery was performed in our Cardiology Centre: a coronary catheterization surgical procedure was broadcast live and followed by more than a hundred physicians. In 2008, Siamese twins, Melinda and Isabella from Kispereg, were successfully separated by brilliant surgery performed by Professor Kristóf Füzesi in a 7-hour operation, the event receiving worldwide media publicity.

Since its establishment, the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre has received several high-level acknowledgements. To mention merely the most recent ones: the IIASA-SHIBA Quality Management Award, and its acknowledgement as a University of Excellence.

SZTE Experience

Yuanyuan_ChenYuanyuan Chen - International Economy and Business - Stipendium student

My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.

simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Arts - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.