University of Szeged is ranked amongst the most prominent higher education institutes in Central Europe and second best in its home country. With its more than 30,000 students altogether, it’s one of the biggest universities in Hungary. Teaching at the university started back in 1921 and got its current name in 2000 as it became the one and only university in Szeged after the unification of the different higher education institutions in the town. Thus University of Szeged has had 11 faculties for over 15 years. Considering there’s 11 different faculties, it’s fair to say that you can study almost anything at our university. Whether it arts or music, medicine or pharmacy, engineering or informatics, you can find it in Szeged.
Partnership in research, quality education and innovation are integral parts of the goals of the University of Szeged which in recent years has produced tangible results both in terms of joint efforts with businesses and cooperation with other higher education institutions. Thanks to partnership in research and innovation with various companies and organisations, the successes of scientific activity at the University of Szeged promote the achievement of practical, significant and remarkable results that will positively affect education as well. The University also works in close cooperation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in three key research areas, namely in natural sciences, humanities as well as in medicine and pharmacy.
A number of outstanding professors worked or are working at present at the University of Szeged, including Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, who was the first to isolate Vitamin C, extracting it from Szeged paprika. His outstanding skills and activities paved the way for Szeged to become one of Europe’s most significant centres for life sciences and uniting the laboratories of the University of Szeged and the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Thanks to the internationally acknowledged research in laser physics at the University of Szeged, our town will be the home of the biggest centre of laser physics in Europe, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), in the near future. This will increase the need for more employees at the University and at the associated companies.
Our university library was built in 2004 and has been very popular among students ever since. It has been ranked amongst the most beautiful university libraries in the world and is constantly developing. It's known for being exceptionally green in every possible way, with solar panels on the roof and water and energy saving methods used inside the building. Multiplying seats and workstations that provide access to electronic resources, integrating more than 70 departmental, institutional, faculty libraries the University Library possesses 1.200.000 books, 250.000 periodical items and 130.000 other documents (manuscripts, microfilms, xerox copies, etc., that is, more than 1.5 million library items, among them 300.000 copies on open access shelves. This holdings is expanded by the digital collection in which beside of dozens of databases more than 10.000 electronic journals are available for study and research. With its conference rooms it will be one of the main venues during SzeMUN 2016.
The Faculty of Law
Teaching at The Faculty of Law at the University of Szeged started again after the World War in 1945 and has been present in its current form since the unification in 2000. Besides the library, the Faculty of Law building will serve as a main location for the conference.