According to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 University Impact ranking, Semmelweis University is among the top 10 universities in the world in the category of Good Health and Well-Being. The ranking was published for the 3rd time this year and it includes a total of 1,115 universities. Based on the overall results, Semmelweis University is still among the top 400-600 institutions. THE University Impact Rankings rank higher education institutions around the world based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, taking into account their social and economic impact.
Semmelweis University, advancing 45 places, ranked 10th in the category of Good Health and Well-Being of the most recent THE Impact Ranking. There are three other Hungarian institutions in this category: the University of Debrecen ranking 87th, the University of Pécs between 101-200 and the University of Szeged between 301-400. Based on the overall results, Semmelweis University is still between the 400-600 ranking place.
THE University Impact Rankings rank higher education institutions based on their social and economic impact. The ranking prepared for the third time this year is based on the so-called United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. A total of 17 such goals were named by the UN in 2015, one of which is Good Health and Well-Being, with Semmelweis University being one of the best insitutions.
In addition, the institution was evaluated in five other areas: in the category of Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Semmelweis University ranked between 201-300; it is between 301-400 in the list of Responsible Consumption and Production; it got ranked between 401-600 in the field of Gender Equality; in terms of Climate Action, it was ranked 401+; and in the list Partnerships for the Goals, which is mandatory in the ranking, Semmelweis University ranked between 801-1000.
THE Impact Ranking was first released in 2019, when more than 450 universities in 76 countries were included in the list. In recent years, however, the number of institutions in the ranking has increased significantly. The number of participating higher education institutions has already risen to 768 in 2020 and to 1,115 this year. In terms of the overall ranking, three other Hungarian institutions were included in the top 600 in addition to Semmelweis University: the University of Pécs, the University of Debrecen and the University of Szeged.
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University (illustration)
Translation: Katalin Illés-Romhányi