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SZTE Still Among the Greenest Universities in Hungary

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.

The University of Szeged is the 88th on the GreenMetric list in 2017 out of 619 institutions of 76 countries. The popularity of the top list established by the Indonesian University is continuously growing: the first call in 2010 was addressed by 95 institutions from 34 countries, while 516 universities of 74 countries made their contribution in 2016.

 

Except for the University of Istanbul, only West European institutions came before SZTE on the GreenMetric list. Out of the top 7 ’greenest’ universities, 5 institutions are located in England – SZTE has been proved better than the 79% of the institution marked on the list of green universities in Europe.

 

Among the universities of Hungary, SZTE – with its 88th place – significantly beat the Hungarian field; the University of Pécs finished on the 179th, Eötvös Loránd University secured the 322nd place on the ’green’ list.

 

The evaluation focuses on the following main areas: location and infrastructure, waste disposal, energy and water management, transportation and education – according to the ranking by categories, SZTE is highly effective in waste disposal, getting 87% out of the maximum score; however, there is still room for improvement as for education to provide guidance in the future.

SZTE Experience


PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.


JoseJose Eges - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics

I’m from Ecuador and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder in my second year. I chose University of Szeged because of its highly ranked status in Hungary. I like the generosity of the people and the fantastic university facilities. The student environment is very relaxing, and you learn a lot from the cultural diversity. The student mentors are helpful. Professors and members of faculty staff are very approachable to guide and support you with academic challenges. Life in Szeged is exciting, and my favorite spot is the bank of Tisza River. The landscape of the bridge across the river and the beachside perspective is a beauty. I do enjoy the good academic system, and friendly environment.

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