Semmelweis stands out again: 43rd in the world in cardiology

Haiman Éva | 2022-11-17
In the US News Best Global Universities 2023 ranking, Semmelweis University has moved up 12 positions from last year's ranking in cardiology and cardiovascular systems, to 43rd position.

Semmelweis University has been included in the US News Best Global Universities 2023 World Ranking in 9 disciplines. Similarly to previous years, this year’s top ranking is in the category “Cardiology and Cardiovascular System“. It has improved 12 places from last year’s 55th position and is now ranked 43rd in the world in this field. 

Semmelweis has now overtaken institutions such as the Sorbonne University, Leiden University and McGill University in Canada – according to the press release of Semmelweis.

Semmelweis is 12th among EU universities in this area. Harvard University tops the list.

In the category “Cardiology and Cardiovascular System”, Semmelweis has improved 12 places from last year’s 55th position (Photo: 123rf)

As regards indicators, the international citation rate of academic publications in the field remains outstanding. In this respect, Semmelweis University is ranked 8th in the world. (This indicator measures the proportion of all scientific publications in this field that are attributable to the university and that are in the top one percent of the world’s most cited publications.)

The institution is 6th in the field of international cooperation, while it ranked 4th in the field of so-called “normalized citation impact”. The university has also made progress in the “Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited”, where it has moved from 60th last year to 24th this year, and in the “Total citation”, where it has moved from 95th to 79th.

Other sectoral successes

Semmelweis has also climbed up the rankings in Molecular Biology and Genetics from 344th last year to 292nd. It also improved in Neuroscience and Behaviour (from 324th to 319th) and Oncology (from 218th to 212th).

This year, for the first time, Semmelweis has been included in the list of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at position 147. In Biology and Biochemistry the university is 377th, in Cell Biology 227th, in Clinical Medicine 279th and in Endocrinology and Metabolism 175th.

Semmelweis is the best or the only Hungarian institution in these rankings in these fields. For the first time, the University of Szeged is ranked 341st in Pharmacology and Toxicology, which is 320th.

In the global aggregate ranking, smaller universities are at a disadvantage due to size-dependent indicators, but Semmelweis University was also the best-ranked among domestic medical schools in this ranking. In this year’s ranking, Semmelweis University was ranked 653rd out of 2165 universities, second among Hungarian universities.

The University of Eötvös Loránd is ranked 368th, the University of Szeged 662nd, the University of Debrecen 794th, the University of Pécs 1140th, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics 1151st and the Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences 1818th.

As we reported in October, Semmelweis was included in the top 250 of Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings. This was the first time that a Hungarian university has been placed among the top 250 in the ranking of Times Higher Education.