Semmelweis University has improved its position by 149 since last year and is now among the top 300 higher education institutions in the latest World University Rankings of Times Higher Education (THE).The university has advanced significantly, improving all indicators and becoming leading institution among Hungarian universities. At present, Semmelweis University is second among the TOP 500 universities of Europe in terms of the improvement it had made in a single year.

Semmelweis University has once again advanced in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and entered the world’s best 300, moving from last year’s 426th to 149th place of the world’s top universities. This year, Semmelweis has made significant improvement by being listed among the best 250-300 universities compared to last year’s 401-500 range.

Dr. Béla Merkely, Rector pointed out that Semmelweis University is the second among the TOP 500 universities of Europe which have made the most improvement in the past year.

These facts demonstrate that thanks to the outstanding performance of Semmelweis Citizens, our university is advancing on the right path and in direction to get closer to its ambitious goal

– added rector dr. Merkely.

The university has made improvements across all main indicators, achieving the best performance in “Education” and has ranked among the 25% of the top universities in the areas “Citations”, “International Outlook” and “Education”.

11 Hungarian universities has made it to the list this year, with Semmelweis University taking the lead among Hungarian universities. Eötvös Loránd University was ranked in range 601-800, while the University of Pécs, University of Debrecen and University of Szeged are listed in range 801-1000.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge universities using 5 carefully calibrated performance indicators: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. In the overall category, the University of Oxford has topped the list, while the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University stand at second, third and fourth positions, respectively.

Ádám Szabó, Pálma Dobozi
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University
Translation: Norbert Lukács