Semmelweis University has been ranked among the best in the region in two disciplines in the newly published 2024 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: in clinical medicine it has improved its ranking to the 232nd place, while in life sciences it is among the top 300 globally.

According to the new Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Semmelweis University has maintained its 201-250th position in the field of clinical medicine, and is ranked 232nd globally, advancing several places from last year. Semmelweis has improved in all indicators, becoming the first university in the Central and Eastern European region, according to the ranking. Among Hungarian universities, the University of Debrecen, the University of Pécs, and the University of Szeged were ranked 501-600.

The world ranking is based on indicators in five areas: research quality, industry, international outlook, research environment, and teaching. Semmelweis has improved in the majority of indicators, most significantly in the industry category.

Semmelweis University is also among the top 300 higher education institutions in the world in life sciences, although the categories considered here (agriculture and forestry, biological sciences, veterinary medicine, sports sciences) are not among the university’s main fields of expertise. The university has performed better than last year in this field according to most indicators, but due to the changing methodology of the ranking, this time it is ranked lower than last year, between the 251st and 300th.

Péter Pogrányi
Translation: Viktória Kiss
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University