October 08, 2021 15:02
Semmelweis University
over 250 years of excellence in medical education, research & innovation and healthcare

Are you interested in studying in Hungary, but you don’t know which university to choose? Our series about Hungarian universities will help you to decide! In our next session, you can learn more about Semmelweis University, one of the most prestigious biomedical institutions in Hungary. Read our article and get inspired!

Semmelweis University, based in Budapest, has been a leading biomedical institution of higher education for over 250 years. Building on its solid foundation of education, research and innovation and health care, the university’s six faculties cover all areas of medical and health sciences education. Offering study programs in Hungarian, English and German, Semmelweis University boasts a truly international community with students coming from over 70 countries around the world.

Research, development and innovation are fundamental in the university’s activities with an emphasis on translational medicine. Blending traditional areas of research, such as cardiology, oncology or neurosciences with emerging, innovative and multidisciplinary fields, including artificial intelligence, bio imaging and big data, harnesses the potential of its numerous clinical departments and opens up new horizons for scientific advancement. Semmelweis University is also the largest health care services provider in Hungary, handling 2.5 million cases per year and catering for patients in critical condition. 

Biomedical education at the heart of Semmelweis University’s activities

The university emphasizes a translational approach to education by building a strong foundation of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The curricula and educational activities at all faculties are geared towards educating graduates with all-round, competitive knowledge and skills on the global market, who are also able to provide the best medical, dental, pharmaceutical and conductive care for patients. Semmelweis students from around the globe have the opportunity to acquire hands-on education at the university from distinguished professors in an environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Its 6 faculties and 8 doctoral schools offer degree programs of all levels in 3 languages (Hungarian, English, German) in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical sciences, health sciences, health services management and conductive pedagogy. Over the 250 years of its history, Semmelweis University and its predecessor institutions have issued more than 100,000 diplomas. The degrees are accepted in numerous countries around the world and many of its departments and training programs are already accredited in several other countries. Upon finishing their studies, Semmelweis students receive not only a worldwide recognised diploma, but access to great career opportunities and an extensive international alumni network.

Semmelweis University also pays dedicated attention to the recognition and engagement of talented students, their support and scientific education. Its doctoral schools and early talent support programs allow students to get a feel for scientific research early on and start an academic career.

Thanks to its high degree of competitiveness, its excellence in biomedical education and clear-cut  research, Semmelweis University has been included among the world’s 200 best universities in the latest World University Rankings by Times Higher Education.

Extensive international network and a multicultural community

Nearly one-third of the 11,000 students at Semmelweis University come from over 70 countries around the world, making it a truly international community. The university has an extensive international network spanning five continents in the forms of international mobility programs, tailor-made short courses, international joint research projects as well as memberships in international associations and organizations. Thanks to its pioneering efforts, Semmelweis University was also among the first European higher educational institutions to introduce off-campus training programs. These programs allow primarily international students to follow the Semmelweis curriculum while undertaking their studies at a partner institution in Hamburg (Germany), Lugano (Switzerland), Bratislava (Slovakia), Ilieni (Romania), Subotica or Senta (Serbia).

There is a rich and bustling life on and off campus with numerous recreational and extracurricular activities including cultural, sports and scientific events thanks to a tight-knit and proactive student community. This, paired with high quality student services, helps students achieve better results, develop their intercultural competences and have the time of their life while studying at Semmelweis University.

Source: Semmelweis University

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