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Hundreds will take advantage of the new student spaces every year that have been handed over at Semmelweis University’s Department of Pulmonology. As part of a faculty-funded development, a new locker room, washroom block, and an office space supporting education were established. The renovation of the building’s interior in Tömő Street is scheduled to continue with the reconstruction of the lecture hall.

The development of Semmelweis University’s Department of Pulmonology in Tömő Street has reached yet another important stage. As part of the investment funded by the Faculty of Medicine, new student spaces were created; brand new furniture was acquired, and the canal system, floor and suspended ceiling were renewed in the respective area as well.



“Thanks to the development, students are going to be able to use two new rooms: a locker room connected with a washroom area, and an administrative office supporting the everyday processes of education”, Dr. Veronika Müller, director of the clinic said.

She explained that due to COVID care, students are expected to start their tasks only after a full change of clothes, and as a result of their schedules, they usually spend lunchtime in the institution – so it was important for them to change and eat in a comfortable setting. Approximately 25-30 students arrive at the Department of Pulmonology for each block of classes, but the new spaces can serve up to sixty students at a time, she added.

During the tour, Dr. Béla Merkely, Rector of Semmelweis University emphasized that the overall well-being and comfort of the students are essential for high quality education, which is why he considers such developments of vital importance.

“It is a pleasure to be able to hand over these new spaces at the Department of Pulmonology, one of the centers of COVID care within the university. Besides the high-quality treatment of various lung diseases, COVID care is uninterrupted: 36 patients are currently being treated here,” said the rector.

We are committed to continuously developing and expanding student spaces in all institutes and clinics. We are moving forward on this path

– he emphasized.

Clinical education requires special environment and equipment, Dr. Miklós Kellermayer, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine pointed out.

“As dean, I strongly support to development of the infrastructure for high-quality medical training. The revival of student spaces and rooms serving education at the Department of Pulmonology is an important stage, which was realized with the financial support of the Faculty of Medicine,” he pointed out.

As for future plans concerning the renewal of the building in Tömő Street, the next step is the renovation of the lecture hall, for which resources have been allocated at the faculty level already, the dean said.

According to Bálint Tripolszky, President of the Students’ Union of Semmelweis University, the new spaces represent yet another development which reflects the needs of students.

“Hundreds of students will take advantage of the new facilities at this clinic throughout the academic year. This development is significant, and is considered to be one of those investments which have been realized in consultation with the Students’ Union assessing preliminary student needs as well,” the president added.

Éva Fekete-Obreczány
Translation: Viktória Kiss
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University