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Ambassador of India to Hungary Visited the University of Szeged

His Excellency Rahul Chhabra, Ambassador of India to Hungary visited the University of Szeged for the second time. The diplomat got to meet Indian students and he delivered a lecture on the relationship between India and Hungary. Within the framework of SZTE University Spring Festival, the visit was closed by an Indian dance and music performance.

The Ambassador of India, his wife Kavita Chhabra and T.P.S. Rawat, Director of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre of the Embassy of India visited Szeged on the 18th April. The Ambassador met Indian students in person and discussed, among others, meaningful issues, such as Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme and migration throughout the world. After the Ambassador’s lecture on the relationship between India and Hungary, Kavita Chhabra invited the audience to learn more about Indian artists, paintings and the Indian history of art. A classical kathak dance performance was presented by Saumya Shukla and Rajesh Gangani made an appearance with a tabla musical performance at the end of the event.

 

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’It was my pleasure to come back to Szeged and the University. This was the fourth time in the city and I am always delighted to meet Indian students. I participated the International Cultural Night last year and I was glad to learn that many nationalities are present at the University of Szeged. In my thinking it can be attributed not only to the beauty of the town, but also to the high standard of academic work at SZTE. The University of Szeged is widely known and popular in India, as a result more and more Indian students come and study in Szeged. Students are satisfied with the education, they consider Szeged as a friendly place to live. However, many of the Indian students think that they have to study Hungarian once they arrive to Hungary; this is not true as many of the study programmes are offered in English and students can choose from a great variety of excellent programmes’ said His Excellency.

 

’Such visitations at the University of Szeged are important for me as I can meet other students from all corners of the world, and I have an opportunity to talk to Hungarians about India, its culture and current issues related’ he added.

 

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The number of Indian students is continuously growing at the University of Szeged: while it was 12 in the AY 2014/2015, 63 students are studying at SZTE in the AY 2017/2018.

 

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Translated by Enikő Braun

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.


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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