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Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University was originally established in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, in 1872. After World War I, it was moved to Szeged. Between 1921 and the present, great advances have been made in the development of the University. Most of the University buildings have preserved their original, harmonized style, providing a true University atmosphere of tradition.
Setting and architecture Preclinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine are situated around Cathedral (Dóm) Square. The University Hospitals, housing the clinical departments, occupy the land between the Cathedral and River Tisza, which is a calm, peaceful area of the old town. Some of the preclinical departments are accommodated in other buildings; however, even off-campus departments of the Medical University (such as Anatomy and Forensic Medicine) are within easy access from the city center (10 minutes by tram).
Famous professors Many famous and world-renowned professors have been members of the Faculty, including:
Notable scientists Among other notable scientific personalities the following renown scientists have been honorary doctors of the university:
Faculty of Pharmacy The Faculty of Pharmacy was founded in 1957. Since 1921, more than 4000 pharmacists have received their diplomas (Master of Pharmacy) and 400 pharmacists have been awarded a university doctorate in pharmacy. In recent years, 94 foreign students from 24 countries have received pharmaceutical diplomas through government-sponsored exchange programs. A number of young foreign pharmacists currently take part in different post-graduate courses.
Education today The Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University is the regional center of health care for southern Hungary, offering wide-ranging cooperation and collaboration with surrounding hospitals and research institutes. As stated earlier the once independent university is now a faculty of the University of Szeged.
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