Semmelweis Uni Wins Global Student Satisfaction Award

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Semmelweis University in Budapest has been named winner of the Quality of Student Life category in the 2023 Global Student Satisfaction Awards, a university satisfaction survey from Studyportals, Unibuddy, and the British Council IELTS, the university tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Review-based student satisfaction survey puts Hungary first in global awards with Semmelweis University winning the Quality of Student Life prize.   

Out of 126 countries reviewed, in 2023, Hungary is the country with the highest overall levels of student satisfaction, according to the survey.  

Held every two years, the Global Student Satisfaction Awards is a survey that recognizes universities based on student reviews and feedback. With categories like quality of student life, student-teacher interaction, online classroom experience, and student diversity, the awards look at the student aspect of universities and college life. This year 126,000 reviews were submitted from domestic and international students from over 200 different nationalities and collected by Studyportal's community and partner study associations.   

Internationally, Hungary scored highest at overall levels of student satisfaction. On a five-point scale, Hungary had an average of 4.39 up from 4.35 in 2021, followed by Germany (4.36) Portugal (4,33), and the United States (4,32). This year's top institution for overall Global Student Satisfaction was the University of Navarra in Spain. While overall global student satisfaction rose to 4.21 from 4.06 in 2021, satisfaction in the UK, Australia, and Canada was below the global average.

Semmelweis University won the Quality of Student Life category, the one that has seen the largest improvement (up 6.4%) after online classroom experience (up 7.2%).  

"I am proud that Semmelweis University has received another global recognition – this time from our greatest assets – our students", said Béla Merkely, rector of Semmelweis University.  

Besides Hungary (Quality of Student Life), category winners came from Austria (Student Diversity), the US (Online Classroom Experience, and Student-Teacher Interaction), Sweden (Admissions Process) and Ireland (Career Development). 

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