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 300

Times Higher Education (THE): 251-300th (2024)
Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) (2023)
  Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: 101-150th 
 • Clinical Medicine: 151-200th 
 • Dentistry & Oral Sciences: 201-300th 
US News Best Global Universities (2023)
 • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems: 43th

Almost 16,000 students

One third of the students come from  115 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.

12,100 staff members

Staff in main employment: ca. 12,100
Academic staff: ca. 2,820
Teachers and researchers: ca. 1,750
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 136
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 25

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.

2.83 million cases

Semmelweis University treated more than 170,000 cases of 96,700 inpatients and 2.66 million cases of 425,500 outpatients in 2023. There are currently 2,057 active inpatient beds and 285 chronic inpatient beds.

297 highly cited publications

5-year H index: 114
average citations of publications: 14,77
rate of citations cited: 79%
highly cited publications: 297
*the data are based on the WoS database

167 research grants

Research Performance Indicators:
15 international research grants
152 Hungarian research grants