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SZTE Holds Prestigious Places on National and International Rankings

Besides national rankings focusing on student and teaching excellence, international rankings measuring academic activities are continuously classifying SZTE among the world’s prestigious universities. According to QS World University Rankings the SZTE is the best university in Hungary, and is among the world’s most elite universities in several subject rankings. On the national HVG ranking list, SZTE was listed the first in Hungary out of the capital.

The University of Szeged is ranked as the best among the Hungarian universities in the British QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2020. The SZTE is placed between 501-510th on the world university list. This position is considered to be the best among Hungarian universities.

Universities on QS World University List are evaluated by six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, and there is a list for emerging countries in Europe and Central Asia (EECA), where 2,900 higher education institutions are evaluated. The University ranks 33th out of 2,900, thus it is among the top 9% of the examined institutions.

We are again among the best universities of the world on the QS World University Rankings by subject. The SZTE is placed between the top 301,350 universities of the world in Medicine and in Agriculture & Forestry. In the broad subject area of Life Sciences & Medicine it is ranked 450–500th, and it has the prestigious place of 501–550th in the specific subjects of Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

THE (Times Higher Education Rankings) lists the SZTE between the top 801–1000 universities of the world. One of the strongest values of the University is its international features including the numbers of international students & faculty members, and publications co-authored by international faculty members. Besides international outlook, teaching, research as well as knowledge transfer are also judged when assessing the universities. 8 Hungarian institutions are also considered in the evaluation and the University of Szeged ranks 3rd out of the 8 measured institutions.

On the Subject Ranking of THE, the University of Szeged is placed among the top 501–600th universities in the subject of Clinical, pre-clinical and health, just as in the subjects of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. As for Computer Sciences, the SZTE ranks 601+.

According to the national ranking list of HVG, the SZTE has been maintaining its prestigious place for years. On the list of 2020 it has the 2nd best result, which means that it is the best university out of the capital. Among others, teaching and students excellence are examined and the University has the second place in teaching and the 5th place in student excellence in Hungary.

The University is fiercely proud to be the greenest higher education institution in Hungary. Based on GreenMetric World University Rankings results, it was able to upgrade its results and landed in the 74th place. The Indonesian ranking list is growing its publicity: while in 2010 there were 95 institutions participating, in 2019 already 780 universities were assessed worldwide.

SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños


Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.