2019. April 26., Friday

Rector's Welcome


Dear Visitors,

Welcome to the homepage of the University of Szeged!

The University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem, or also known as SZTE) is a prestigious institution in Hungary, where study fields of all walks of scientific life are represented in 12 faculties and the Teacher Training Centre. The SZTE is one of the largest domestic higher education complexes where about 21,000 university students enrich their knowledge, including more than 3,500 foreign students.

 

The University’s main mission – which is inseparable from education - is to maintain its competitive research university character and to ensure a European-level healing work. Also, the University of Szeged being the biggest institution of the Southern part of the Great Hungarian Plain takes an active role in the social, economic and cultural development of the region.

 

Our institution performs outstandingly in international rankings: SZTE is one of the top 500 universities of the world.

 

During our day-to-day work we strive to conform to the ideas of our former rector, Albert Szent-Györgyi, who defined the role of the university in this way: “A University has three main missions. The most ancient calling is to collect, disseminate and enrich human knowledge. The second assignment is to educate scholars and scientists in a small number to pass the baton to. Its most recent and not less noble task is to educate citizens for the homeland who are equipped with the weapons of the spirit. However, our University has a fourth, special vocation too: to be the spiritual centre of the Great Hungarian Plain.”

 

Our intention is to evolve from a regional-level institution into a leading European university. Based upon the research and developmental potential of the University, we seek to meet the educational, research and arts promoting requirements of the 21st century with the development of the teaching hospitals, the establishment of the Science Park around the ELI-ALPS Research Centre and the modernisation of the infrastructure of the Faculty of Arts.


Prof. Dr. László Rovó

University of Szeged

Rector

SZTE Experience


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.


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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