The University of Szeged
The University of Szeged is one of the largest universities in Hungary, and the efforts of its nearly 23,000 students, more than 700 PhD students, and close to 8,000 employees at the 12 university faculties help make the institution the regional centre of knowledge in the Southern Great Plain. Our students can choose from 71 BA and BSc, 73 MA and MSc majors, 5 undivided degree courses, 175 postgraduate and complementary training courses. The University also offers 21 accredited post secondary vocational trainings and doctoral programs in 19 fields. The key to the high standard educational and scholarly research activity is the nearly 2500 researchers and instructors; 8 of them are full members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and 3 are corresponding members, and 1176 are Doctors of Philosophy.
Conducting research of an internationally competitive standard and preserving its research university title and nature are core missions of the University of Szeged; tasks inseparable from maintaining its high quality educational activity. Research, development and innovation activity carried out within national and international research programmes involves knowledge expanding and problem solving researches as well as product and service development. Resulting from the strong cooperation between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and our institution, 14 joint cooperation research teams operate at 4 faculties of the University. Since 2011 5 MTA Momentum research teams have been operating at the University. In the past 6 years, scholars of our institution published nearly 40.000 studies and articles in Hungarian and international journals and in conference publications. Researches conducted for industrial R&D commissions are of great significance: they generated more approx. 2 million USD in a year. The patent portfolio of the University consists of nearly 40 patents, many of which have already been commercialized through license agreements and spin-off enterprises established especially for this purpose.