2018. June 24., Sunday
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Revolutionizing the Storage of Solar Power

Researchers at the University of Szeged (SZTE) are developing intelligent materials that may be useful for special energy sources and also in the development of new methods for the storage of power, such as solar power.

SZTE research groups studying nanomaterials have set a common goal to achieve new scientific results in the field of functional materials by developing nanostructured systems with a well-defined composition. Dr. Zoltán Kónya, Head of the Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry of SZTE’s Faculty of Science and Informatics explains that research groups have managed to create a special composition that may be suitable for the development of new energy storage methods and power sources.


Storing solar power in chemical bonds has been studied for many years in Szeged. This project now aims to develop an intelligent material that carries out this task with optimal efficiency, stability and selectivity with each component responsible for a specific function. Csaba Janáky, Head of the Photelectrochemical Research Group (supported by the Lendület [Momentum] Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and SZTE) states that these novel, intelligent materials may surpass current materials in terms of solar power storage efficiency.

 

Green University

A paradigm shift of the university members coupled with environmentally friendly investments have both resulted in the University of Szeged being the greenest university in Hungary. The University of Szeged was the first higher education institute in Hungary to install a solar park. Geothermal heating is installed in the majority of the university buildings and the heating and cooling of SZTE’s József Attila Study and Information Centre is partly carried out by heat pumps using the heat of the sewage pipes.

SZTE Experience


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.


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.

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