There are four Hungarian universities on the latest (2015/2016) list of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which was released on Tuesday. The first place is occupied by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and it’s followed by Harvard, and Cambridge.

Among the Hungarian universities, the University of Szeged had the best ranking, according to the composers of the QS Ranking; it got placed to 501-550, improving a couple of places since last year. Eötvös Lóránd University’s and the University of Debrecen’s place did not change; both of them are 601-650. The Corvinus University of Budapest also stayed in the 701+ category.

Quacquarelli Symonds, a London based company, has been composing world university ranking lists yearly since 2004. They are considering six aspects when making the list: the student – teacher ratio, the number of foreign students and teachers, the opinions of the employers, how frequently their works are quoted, and how their academic achievements are regarded by others.


Institue2015 ranking2014
2013 ranking2012 ranking2011 ranking
University of Szeged (SZTE)501-550.551-600.501-550.501-550.551-600.
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)601-650.601-650.551-600.551-600.501-550.
University of Debreceni (DE)601-650.601-650.601-650.601+
Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE)701+701+651-700.551-600.601+

There’s not much change regarding the first couple of places; they are filled with universities from the United States and Great Britain. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) got first place for four years in a row now, and is followed by Harvard, and Cambridge.

Stanford, Oxford, the University College London, the California Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, ETH Zürich and the University of Chicago are among the bests as well. To everyone’s surprise Princeton and Yale could not make it to the top 10.

translated by Adrienn Sain
based on an article of


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