Central Library, Budapest

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Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary, founded in 1769.
A portrait of Maria Theresa, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary displayed in the Assembly Hall of the University, commemorates the founding of the Medical Faculty in 1769, almost 250 years ago. The University was named after Ignác Semmelweis, (1818-1865), the obstetrician who discovered the cause and prevention of puerperal fever in the 1840s, a former professor of Medicine between 1855 and 1865.
It became an independent medical school after the Second World War and developed into a university teaching medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, and health management, as well as physical education and sport sciences.
In 1983, Semmelweis University started to offer medical courses taught in German, and English programs started in 1987. Nowadays, the university enrolls more than 200 new international students each year.
Since 1 September 2014, the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences has been separated from Semmelweis and operates independently as University of Physical Education.
The university has five faculties, which offer courses from undergraduate to doctorate level in Hungarian, English, and German.: Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Health and Public Service Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Pharmacy
There is also a School of Ph.D. Studies.
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  • This not well advertised or locally known attractionI is well off the beaten track as far as tourists go. Never was it more evident, on asking for directions, that many of the Hungarian’s do not...  more »
  • It cost me a little to get a temporary card, but the visit was worth it. Wonderful architecture, lots of people studying. From what I could gather, the Fidesz government has not succeeded yet in...  more »
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  • This is a totally depressive place with lots of terrible books. Medical students tend to spend half of their lives here.
  • Intrigueing library if you're a medical professional. There is a registration fee.

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