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University of Szeged

4.4 out of 5 (61 ratings / 37 reviews) Szeged, Hungary
The University of Szeged is renowned for its rich traditions and high prestige among the Hungarian institutions of higher education. The university’s mission is to offer high quality education at the levels of Bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral (Ph.D), higher-level vocational and postgraduate specialist training programs.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

The University of Szeged traces its origins back to 1581 with the foundation of the Academia in Cluj (Kolozsvár). István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, King of Poland (1571-1586), Grand Duke of Lithuania took measures to estabilish a Catholic university (academia – universitas) consisting of two faculitues, Arts and Theology.

Education

The University of Szeged offers a wide range of educational programs, such as Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD (doctoral), as well as postgraduate specialist training programs.

Research

The university’s internationally acknowledged, competitive research activities are essential parts of its educational mission, and it is particularly important to ensure the institution’s position as a research university. Its research and creative activities include basic and applied research, creative arts, product and service development.

As one of the largest organizations in the South Great Plain region, the University of Szeged considers the active role it plays in the area’s social, economic and cultural development to be part of its social responsibility; and through its charitable activities the institution demonstrates solidarity with the people of the region.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
501 -31
2019
470 31
2018
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
601 -100
2018
501
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
688 41
2019
729 27
2018
756
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
801 -200
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The University of Szeged would not be one of Hungary’s universities with a warm atmosphere and an institution that trains versatile people, were it not for the varied out-of-school activities organized for its students.

Library services

The University Library of the University of Szeged, with its collections, traditional library services, electronic information and contents providing services and with its professional and committed staff is a central supporting institution of university instruction and research.

Student Life

Campus life

Events of the Autumn Festival, the University Spring and programmes of TIK provide a foretaste of these activities for outsiders as well.

During the carnival season, every faculty organizes its ball with dance and music. One of the most noted ones is the traditional university charity ball which has become one of the most prestigious events of social life in Szeged.

Sports facilities

Going to sports events and festivals, attending balls and spending nights at parties in university clubs are all part of the legendary university life in Szeged as is attending lectures and laboratory classes.

Being a sportive institution, the University of Szeged offers such a wide variety of sports activities that the years spent at the university do not prove to be sufficient to try out all of them.

Just to mention some of the less common ones: every student has the possibility to try parachuting, horse-riding, skiing, doing yoga, not to mention the university’s sports associations where competitions are organized in a number of sports from fencing to basketball.

Student clubs

The University of Szeged provides its students with an integrated system of student services designed to enhance the quality of student life. It is a lot easier to get ahead in life in the maze of academic requirements, to overcome the difficulties of career building in a supportive environment.

Amongst the services helping the welfare of students there are the Student Counselling Centre helping students with advice and courses in building their carriers in a conscious way and the SZTE Alma Mater gathering alumni to be found. Thus it is no wonder that the citizens of the university are equally renowned for their expertise, skills and solidarity.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has programmes of high quality and a vibrant international student life.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

good experience with new vision

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

We have great professors, who teach us a lot of useful subjects, and I am satisfied with my study program. I had the opportunity to spend half a year in Norway, with my Erasmus+ program, and it was a life changing experience.

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