The University of Szeged is one of the largest universities in Hungary, and the efforts of its nearly 30,000 students, 700 PhD students, and close to 7,000 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 88 BA and BSc, 117 MA and MSc majors, 4 undivided degree courses, 59 postgraduate and complementary training courses. The University also offers 33 accredited post secondary vocational trainings and doctoral programs in 19 fields. The key to the high standard educational and scholarly research activity is the 291 researchers and the 2.239 instructors; 19 of them are full members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and 114 are corresponding members, and 643 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, 20 joint cooperation research teams operate at 4 faculties of the University, 12 of which are financed by the HAS. In the past 5 years, scholars of our institution published nearly 50.000 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 than 19 million USD between 2009-2013. The patent portfolio of the University consists of more than 40 patents, many of which have already been commercialized through license agreements and spin-off enterprises established especially for this purpose.