The Hungarian Academy of Sciences offers the “MTA Centre of Excellence” qualification to research institutes and independently managed research units of universities and research centres, consisting of several research groups, which are engaged in research activities of an outstandingly high standard in Hungarian scientific life, in order to recognise their high quality research work and to measure their scientific performance against international standards. The MTA’s aim is to ensure that not only outstanding individual researchers but also excellent research centres and research communities receive greater attention. At the same time, it sets an example to those research centres that strive to carry out high-quality, effective research. Research centres that have been awarded the label will be given preference in the evaluation of proposals launched by the MTA. The 13 departments of Semmelweis University have been awarded the “MTA Centre of Excellence” status valid until 30 June 2027.