250 years of tradition

Semmelweis University was founded in 1769.  It has an over 250-year-long tradition of academic excellence and commitment to the education of physicians.

In the best 250

Times Higher Education: 201-250th
• Life Sciences: 256th
• Clinical & Health Sciences: 186th
Shanghai Ranking
• Dentistry & Oral Sciences: 151-200th
US News Best Global Universities
• Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems: 43th

Over 13,000 students

One third of the students come from  110 countries – from 5 continents. Each year, over 1,500 students earn their diplomas from one of the Semmelweis University’s six faculties, and typically find their first jobs within three months of graduation.

10,650 staff members

Staff in main employment: ca. 10,650
Academic staff: 2,750
Teachers and researchers: 2,011
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 111
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 11

40 years of international training experience

The University’s German-language medical training was launched in 1983, followed by the English one in 1989. Since then, Semmelweis University has become one of Europe’s leading English and German-language training institutions.

2.86 million cases

Semmelweis University treated more than 166,000 cases of 93,700 inpatients and 2.7 million cases of 447,000 outpatients in 2022. There are currently 1,944 active inpatient beds and 354 chronic inpatient beds.

264 highly cited publications

5-year H index: 128
average citations of publications: 19,65
rate of citations cited: 88%
highly cited publications: 264
*the data are based on the WoS database

246 research grants

Research Performance Indicators:
55 international research grants
191 Hungarian research grants