Semmelweis University

Founded in 1769, Semmelweis University in Budapest has been a leading biomedical institution of higher education in Hungary and Central Europe for the last 250 years. Today, Semmelweis University is ranked among the world’s TOP 251 universities (THE World University Rankings 2022), and among the TOP 200 universities in the world in the field of medicine and life sciences (QS Subject Ranking, 2021). Semmelweis University’s activities are based on its three-pillar mission of education, research & innovation, and healthcare. The university provides world-renowned education programmes in three languages. Each year, more than 1,500 students graduate from Semmelweis University. In the academic year 2021/2022, more than 12,000 students from 97 countries on 5 continents study in four languages at the university’s six faculties. Semmelweis University is the largest provider of healthcare services in Hungary, its hospitals and clinics provide the highest quality patient care services, as well as practical teaching. The university’s patient care institutes and departments treat around 200,000 outpatients and 10,500 inpatients a month in four main clinical centres at nearly 40 independent units. Semmelweis University took a lead in the fight against the coronavirus when it emerged in Hungary. An Epidemic Committee and Steering Group were set up at the university, and 97 % of the graduating students volunteered to help in the fight during the first wave. In the field of patient care, the university became one of the largest COVID-19 care centres in the country.

Some highlights:

Semmelweis University is proud to have

  • The name of Ignác Semmelweis, one of the best-known doctors in the world, whose work can provide an example and inspiration to clinicians, researchers, as well as theoretical experts. 
  • Degree programmes in 3 languages (Hungarian, English, German)
  • International off-campus programmes in Germany, Switzerland, and Slovakia
  • Bilateral relations with more than 200 higher education institutions from Europe, Asia and America, spanning a wide range of areas of cooperation
  • Seven Doctoral Schools of the School of PhD Studies offer over 40 programmes in Hungarian and English
  • 300 research groups, including nearly 150 national and international research grants
  • 2.5 million cases treated annually in the university’s Clinical Centre, comprised of 40 university institutes and clinical departments

EUniWell responsible persons

Prof. Dr. Miklós Kellermayer

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Semmelweis University

Dr. Marcel Pop

Director of International Relations

Semmelweis University

Eszter Turopoli

Project Coordinator and Communications Manager

Semmelweis University

Facts & Figures

  • Students: 15,000
  • Academic Staff: 1,700
  • Total Staff: 10,500
  • Faculties: 6