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. SZTE performs outstandingly in international rankings, it is constantly among the best 100 European institutions, according to QS it has been for years the best university in Hungary.
SZTE is one of the largest domestic higher education complexes where about 21,000 university students enrich their knowledge, including more than 4,000 foreign students. The University offers quality education on all levels (BA/BSc, MA/MSc, Ph.D.), and 19 Doctoral Schools operate within its organizational framework. International full-time programs have been offered at the University since 1985; currently more than 60 programs are in its portfolio in English or in other foreign languages. SZTE has 140+ active bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with institutions in more than 50 countries worldwide, and it is affiliated with 540 Erasmus+ partner institutions from over 30 EU and eligible countries.
SZTE’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, being the biggest institution of the Southern part of the Great Hungarian Plain with more than 8,000 employees including 2,200 teachers and researchers, SZTE takes an active role in the social, economic and cultural development of the region.
The University is active in 700 research areas with 19 doctoral schools/110 PhD programmes, 18 research groups supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and 11 HAS-SZTE Momentum Research Groups, several ERC and other research groups covering all scientific fields. Research, Development and Innovation activities of the institution are acknowledged internationally and SZTE is in partnership with numerous industrial enterprises and companies such as the ELI-ALPS Laser Research Centre, one of the largest scientific investments in Europe. Located in southern Hungary, the University of Szeged is a leading workshop of education, science, research, innovation and it has a crucial role in the region’s cultural, social and economic activities.
SZTE is committed to providing quality health care, basic and applied research, research & development. Following its traditions, SZTE unites the high-level theoretical foundation with practice based on partnering as well. It considers its main objective to keep up with scientific progress, development of information technology and social demand in order to constantly develop the educational material in the field of a multi-level, multi-language education.