The University of Szeged is a large research university in Hungary. It is located in Hungary’s third-largest city, Szeged, in Csongrád County in the Southern Great Plain. The University is one of Hungary’s most important universities and is among the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe.
The predecessor to the modern university was the University of Kolozsvár (University of today’s Cluj-Napoca), founded in 1872 by Emperor Franz Joseph I., which had to move to Hungary after the Treaty of Trianon in 1921, and was restarted in Szeged.
The once independent Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University is now a faculty in the University of Szeged. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and pharmacy is part of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center of Szeged university. These programs leads to the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of dental surgery and Doctor of Pharmacy degree, which consist of six years, five years and five years programs respectively. The medical program of the university is recognized by the WHO & Medical Board of California and it is accepted without any licensing examinations in all European Union countries (applies to the nationals of the member states.)
The international programs in Medicine started in 1984 in English. in 1999 a German-language program was also introduced