The University of Szeged would not be one of Hungary’s universities with a warm atmosphere and an institution that trains versatile people, were it not for the varied out-of-school activities organized for its students.
Going to sports events and festivals, attending balls and spending nights at parties in university clubs are all part of the legendary university life in Szeged as is attending lectures and laboratory classes.
Being a sportive institution, the University of Szeged offers such a wide variety of sports activities that the years spent at the university do not prove to be sufficient to try out all of them. Just to mention some of the less common ones: every student has the possibility to try parachuting, horse-riding, skiing, doing yoga, not to mention the university’s sports associations where competitions are organized in a number of sports from fencing to basketball. Our men’s basketball team, SZTE-SZEDEAK, made it to Group B of the First Division NB I in 2007. We are proud that several Olympic and world champion athletes including kayaker Natasa Janics and water polo player Gergely Kiss have chosen the University of Szeged for their studies. Szeged has frequently been the venue for international sports events. One of the most prominent ones was the World University Squash Championship in 2006 with participants from all over the world.
University clubs, parties and performances in the JATE-KLUB, in particular, offer rich and pure entertainment to everybody. Szeged’s cultural life would be unimaginable without these events or the ones organized in student hostels. No matter if you are looking for a film club or a place to dance or sing, among the amateur organizations of the University of Szeged everybody can find what they desire. Events of the Autumn Festival, the University Spring and programmes of TIK provide a foretaste of these activities for outsiders as well.
During the carnival season, every faculty organizes its ball with dance and music. One of the most noted ones is the traditional university charity ball which has become one of the most prestigious events of social life in Szeged.
No wonder that after graduation many graduates miss the events they experienced during the years spent at the University of Szeged. To help them feel and enjoy the support of the institution and the joys of the university community all their lives, there is a constant relationship through the Alma Mater organization between the university and its former students. Everybody who finds it important to participate in university life even after graduation is welcome to attend the postgraduate course fair, professional and class reunions, festive events, including the Alma Mater Christmas party, the Alma weekend and the university sports day.
You can join the Alma Mater organization on the www.u-szeged.hu/almamater website.