According to Times Higher Education, the Hungarian Semmelweis University made an incredible success again as it has become one of the best fifty universities in Europe. Besides Semmelweis, another three Hungarian institutions are featured on the list.

Daily News Hungary reported before that Semmelweis University of Budapest was featured in the top 200 on the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, which was published for the first time. Altogether two Hungarian higher education institutions were featured on the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings: Semmelweis University and the University of Szeged. This ranking assesses universities on a global scale, comparing their achievements to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The first edition of the THE University Impact Rankings features over 450 universities from 76 countries, and the list is led by the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The most represented countries are Japan (41 institutions), the USA (31 institutions) and Russia (30 institutions).

Forbes reported the ranking features 258 European universities, and four of them are Hungarian. Different universities across Europe are chosen by students’ opinion, educational statistics, in which 125,000 students were asked from eighteen countries. The ranking takes into consideration their opinions about the university, skills, and practices to provide an exceptional education for students, statistics about how many students get a degree each year and the educational environment.

Semmelweis University is the 41st on the list. It reached the best score with its educational environment.

The three other universities are the Szent István University (126–150th), Debreceni University and Eötvös Lóránd University (151–200th).

Learn about Ignaz Semmelweis, the saviour of mothers

One of the most important figures of Hungarian medical history, Ignácz Semmelweis, was born 100 years ago, on 1 July 1818. Learn about the doctor who is commonly referred to as the “saviour of the mothers” in Hungary, as he discovered the cause behind a raging childbed fever epidemic that was taking the lives of mothers in Vienna in the 19th century: the lack of hand disinfection. In other words, he realised the importance of washing hands before the existence of bacteria was discovered, years after his death.



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