For such a relatively small country, Hungary has some big winners. In fact, three Hungarian universities are ranked in the top 500 universities in the world in life sciences and medicine.
The ranking is prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds international ranking company and is based on four criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and h-index citations (i.e., the productivity and citation impact of a given university’s scholars).
Outstanding Hungarian Medical Universities: Budapest
First up is Semmelweis University in Budapest, ranked in 262nd place, highest on the list. Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary, founded in 1769, and is also the largest health care institution in the country. One third of the school’s students are international students; 82% of them are attending postgraduate programs. Semmelweiss University is also the alma mater of the Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi, the discoverer of vitamin C.
Outstanding Hungarian Medical Universities: Debrecen
The University of Debrecen was ranked between 401-450 best universities in life sciences and medicine overall; however, it was ranked much higher in agriculture and forestry, as well as pharmacy and pharmacology (between 151-200). The University of Debrecen is an institution with long and honorable traditions, and also offers many well-established English language programs for international students.
Outstanding Hungarian Medical Universities: Szeged
Third on the list is the University of Szeged. It was also ranked between 401-450 best universities in life sciences and medicine and fared even better in agriculture and forestry, in the 151-200 range. As a bonus, it ranked between 201-250 best schools in the area of linguistics. The University of Szeged is often listed as one of the best universities in Hungary; according to the 2016 QS ranking, it is also the 15th best university in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia regional category.