Semmelweis University

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Founded in 1769, Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary. The faculty became an independent medical school after the Second World War and developed into a university teaching medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, health management as well as physical education and sport sciences.

The university is named after Ignác Semmelweis (1818-1865), the revolutionary obstetrician who discovered the cause of puerperal fever in the 1840s and therefore is also known as “the savior of mothers”. The university is known for its international community, with over 11,000 students from 60 nations over five continents. Its five faculties offer a wide range of courses from undergraduate to doctorate level in Hungarian, English and German. Foreign students account for about 18% of the total community. Semmelweis University is the largest health care institution in Hungary with over 9,000 employees covering approximately six per cent of the health care needs of the country’s population.

The university has several clinics along Üllői Avenue near Klinikák (Clinics) and Nagyvárad tér metro stations. With a 238-year-old history, Semmelweis University ranks among the most prestigious Hungarian research institutions where more than 1,300 staff members in approximately 80 departments are involved in research.

Motto Sol Omnibus Lucet
Motto in English The Sun Shines on Everyone
Established 1769
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Tivadar Tulassay
Students 2,907 (Faculty of Medicine)
Location Budapest, Hungary
Campus Urban
Affiliations NCFMEA, EUA , WHO

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