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The University of Szeged is the 3rd on the EU Erasmus+ toplist in 2015

As for the Erasmus+ the teaching staff of the University of Szeged (USz) is the most motivated and mobile to deliver courses and lectures at E+ partner institutions. Among the Hungarian HEIs the USz is the leading one while it is the third according to the statistics of the EU E+ ranking.

The University of Szeged has 484 E+ partner institutions and nearly 1.000 bilateral agreements Europe-wide – said Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár, institutional programme coordinator and Head of the International Mobility Centre (IMC) of the USz. Our 255 teachers delivered lectures at foreign partner institutions in an amount of 1275 days. As an avarage 100-150 guest professors visit the 12 faculties of the University of Szeged each academic year.


The E+ programme, which started in 1997 at the USz, is managed by the International Mobility Centre’s staff: Ms. Ágnes Pető, Ms. Edit Tanács and Mr. Tibor Zilahi with the coordination of Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár. During the 20 years of the programme the teamwork of the ICM recognized by several national, international and European Union awards.


In the last 20 years 4799 USz students completed one or two study semesters or internships abroad. 2652 Erasmus+ incoming students and interns were accepted at the university. 2627 teachers of the USz academic staff gave lectures at partner institutions and 1292 guest lecturers visited the USz 12 faculties each of them for one week

 

The Erasmus Student Network’s local section, which was founded 15 years ago, greatly contributed to the success of the programme. The mentors of this volunteer organization help the incoming students in their daily lives, in close cooperation with the SZTE’s International Mobility Centre.

 

USz has gained more than 1 million euros support for realising E+ mobility programme in the 2017/2018 academic year

 

The USz has gained 1 million 44 thousand euros totally for the 2017/2018 academic year. 820 thousand euros for E+ cooperations with programme and 224 thousand euros with partner countries. The last one is dedicated to finance the international credit mobility programme with HEIs in the partner countries – explained Ms. Gabriella Balog Molnár.

 

In addition, the Erasmus + budget increased by 7.5% compared to the previous year, and in 2016 the EU spent a record magnitude of EUR 2.27 billion on the programme.


The USz accepts the second largest number of incoming Erasmus students in Hungary

 

21 thousand programmes were supported in 2016, in which 79 thousand of educational, training and youth organisations participated, it is 15% more than that of 2015.

In the academic year 2015/2016 330 thousand college and university students and teachers in higher education institutions gained experience abroad totally by the courtesy of Erasmus +.

 

The Eötvös Loránd University, the University of Szeged, and the Corvinus University are the most active in realizing student and teacher mobilities show the data of the Tempus Public Fundation.

 

The three most popular destinations among Hungarian college and university students were Germany, Romania and Spain. Nearly 8.000 students, interns and higher education employees came to Hungary in 2015/2016.

SZTE Experience


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - 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.

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