Budapest’s Semmelweis University ranked 236th among the world’s higher education institutions, the first such high position for a Hungarian university, minister for culture and innovation János Csák said in a video posted on Facebook.
In the Times Higher Education 2023 world ranking of universities, the Semmelweis University scored in the bracket of 51.2 to 54.3 points, placing it just ahead of University of South Florida and behind the Sapienza University of Rome. Semmelweis does not have a specific rank, instead the university was placed in the bloc of universities ranked between 201 and 250.
The ranking is based on indicators in five areas: educational environment, research, citations, industry income, and international orientation. Semmelweis has improved in most indicators, most significantly in citations and research.
“Semmelweis is ranked 64th in the ranking of universities in the EU member states, and no university is ranked higher when looking at our region,” Csák said in the video. “Semmelweis is the best in Central Europe! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Semmelweis University, its lecturers, researchers, and of course its students!”
The university was founded in 1769 by Maria Theresa and is the oldest continuously functioning university in the country. In the 2021-22 university year, it had 1,687 teachers and about 11,700 students.