A new list was concluded by British organization Quacquarelli Symonds (QS): this time they were focusing on the universities of emerging European countries and the Central Asian states. Eight Hungarian institutions made it to the list, University of Szeged being the highest ranking among them, according to Eduline.hu. The real champions of the list are the universities of Russia.
University of Szeged ranked 27th, Budapest University of Technology and Economy 28th, Eötvös Lóránd University 30th on the most recent top list of QS , which was published on Tuesday.
University of Debrecen became the 35th, Corvinus University of Budapest the 45th, University of Pécs the 63th, but the list also included University of Miskolc as 110th, and University of West Hungary between 201-250th places. This latter institute was divided this year, so the two halves became parts of University of Sopron and Eötvös Lóránd University.
This is not the first time that Quacquarelli Symonds creates such a list: they have been comparing the universities of emerging European and Central Asian countries since 2014. This distinction is made because these regions cannot compete with the leading American and British universities – still, Semmelweis university recently ranked among the top 500 in the world on another list.
Just like last year, Lomosov Moscow State University dominates this year’s list too.
They are followed by another Russian institution, Novosibirsk State University, while the third place goes to Tartu University in Estonia, which is the oldest Estonian institution of higher education.
The top 10 also includes St Petersburg State University in Russia, Charles University and University of Technology in the Czech Republic, Warsaw University in Poland, Bogaziçi Üniversitesi and Middle East Technical University in Turkey, as well as Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan.
The universities were evaluated from eight aspects, including academical reputation, labor market reputation, faculty/student rate, the rate of students and instructors coming from abroad, the online presence of each institution and the number of PhD instructors.