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University of Szeged: photo description (University of Szeged)

In 1921, after the annexation of Transylvania to Romania in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty of accession of Romania to the First world war, founded in 1872, the city University of Cluj Napoca (later Cluj-Napoca) in Transylvania with teaching in Hungarian language was transferred to Szeged. Until 1940 the University was conducted the training in four faculties: medicine, mathematics and natural Sciences, law, and the faculty of arts, languages and history. At this time one of the professors was albert Szent-Gyorgyi - Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1937.

In 1940, according to the decision of the Viennese arbitration, Romania had to cede part of Transylvania to Hungary, and the University was transferred back to Cluj-Napoca, which was done, but at the same time in Szeged was opened the new Royal University named after Miklos Horthy, who after the war got the name of University of Szeged. In 1951 was abolished the medical faculty is based on it was created by the medical Institute. In 1962, the University received the name of the Hungarian revolutionary poet Attila Jozsef, who in 1924 he enrolled in the University of Szeged but was expelled for his political poems.

In 2000, the University of Szeged was waiting for a new reorganization, which took place the Union of the University, the medical University and several other educational institutions into a single University of Szeged.

One of the attractions of Cathedral square is the musical clock located on the wall of a University building opposite the Cathedral. This unique timepiece is the work of a watchmaker Ferenc, tsuri and Woodcarver Jozsef Kulaya.