Times Higher Education has yet again compiled its annual rankings of higher education institutions around the world after measuring their performance in 17 categories. The rankings, which were recently published for the 3rd time, are based on the research activity of the institutions in relation to the sustainable development goals of the UN. The combined, final list includes 1115 universities from 94 countries and features six Hungarian universities in total.
The highest ranking among the Hungarian universities was achieved by the University of Pécs with the rank range of 201-300 – the same category as the Sorbonne of Paris or the University of Massachusetts. As president of the university, Attila Misete said to BAMA.hu: “Naturally, we are very happy about the results, but we still have a long way to go. Future development is possible with the help of our excellent teachers and students and increasingly better research background, thanks to the funding we have received both from local organisations and the EU.”
Further Hungarian universities have also achieved privileged rankings as well: the universities of Szeged and Debrecen were ranked in the 301-400 range while the Semmelweis University has also made it to the 401-500 range. Being a highly specialised university among other institutions with a broader education spectrum, the results of the Semmelweis University are especially remarkable. When it comes to the health and well-being category, the university has the prominent ranking of 10th in the world.