University of Debrecen

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
201–300 th
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
Egyetem tér 1, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary

About University of Debrecen

Debrecen is located in eastern Hungary and is seen as the country’s cultural hub, host to festivities such as the Flower Parade, which has occurred in the city every summer since 1966 as part of the national holiday celebrating the founding of the nation. The University of Debrecen itself is the oldest institute of higher learning in Hungary, running continuously since 1538. 

The university itself is split across a range of fields, including theology, its medical school, arts and science - all of which were unified under the same university umbrella organisation in 2000. 

The University of Debrecen Library is categorised as a national library of Hungary, and is estimated to house more than six million books. The university’s main building is also one of the largest in Debrecen, constructed in a stunning neo-Baroque style, while the more recent life sciences building is a prime example of aesthetic modern architecture. 

This is a university with a strong international appeal, and an established and extensive English language programme, with a branch of medical education being taught in English since 1986 as well as English language degrees offered in a variety of subjects, including medical science and music. The university also boasts an established basic medicine campus in Geochang County, South Korea, operating since 2006.  

Notable alumni include novelist and social realist Zsigmond Móricz, and World Health Organization director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab. 

No less than five graduates have won technical Academy Awards, three in 2010 for their work with effects software company Lustre, and two in 2014 as part of the 3D software company Mudbox.

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  • 11.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 18%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 26,771
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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