2017. June 23., Friday

Rector's Welcome

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests,

 

Rektor

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading and internationally ranked higher education institutions. The most renowned scientist of the Alma Mater is Albert SzentGyörgyi, who extracted vitamin C from Szeged paprika, and was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for the results he achieved in Szeged in 1937. The Nobel laureate scientist has worthy followers: excellent teachers and researchers at the University continue to pass on their knowledge to young students, educating generations for life. As one of the best regional universities, we have achieved noteworthy results in an international dimension thanks to our research investments with a future vision and research portfolio. We have built up strategic partnerships with a number of organizations active in industry, particularly in the field of research and development, and Europe’s most modern laser centre is currently under construction here. The University has 7,000 employees, including 2,500 teachers and researchers, and almost 25,000 students.


Loyal to the intellectual heritage of Albert Szent-Györgyi, we consider it important that our students should not only graduate, but also continue their journey of becoming intellectuals, and for this the city of Szeged offers a wide range of cultural and artistic programmes.


Apart from providing the conditions for our students to obtain valuable knowledge and academic qualifications, we consider it a highly important task to help our students make use of their knowledge in the most effective way. Thanks to the steadily extending, fruitful national and international co-operations of the University, our graduates are well prepared to enter the labour market. Their careers serve as good examples for the future generations of Szeged students.


Prof. Gábor Szabó

Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Rector of the Univeristy of Szeged


SZTE Experience


Christopher_SolamanChristopher Solaman - Faculty of Arts - German Studies

The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.

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