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According to, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), University of Szeged and Pázmány Péter Catholic University are in the lead on HVG’s 2018 higher education list. ELTE is also a gold medalist regarding the ranking of faculties: its Faculty of Humanities is the best in the country.

Eötvös Loránd University was able to keep its leading position in the aggregated table based on professor and student excellence. ELTE is followed by University of Szeged, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Semmelweis University and University of Debrecen in the top 5.

The 6th place was taken by Budapest University of Technology and Economics and University of Pécs in a tie, thus passing University of Pannonia, Corvinus University of Budapest, and Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church and University of Miskolc in the 10th place.



Professor excellenceStudent excellence


Eötvös Loránd Science University1.1.
2.University of Szeged2.



Pázmány Péter Catholic University3.7.
4.Semmelweis University7.



University of Debrecen6.7.


Budapest University of Technology and Economics11.


6.University of Pécs4.



University of Pannonia4.


9.Corvinus University of Budapest18.



Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church14.


10.University of Miskolc8.



Regarding the best faculties in the country, the top 3 include the Faculty of Humanities at ELTE, the Faculty of Science at ELTE and the Faculty of Medicine at Semmelweis University.

The list is based on student and professor rankings. The creators of the list took into consideration the number of students who chose the university as their first option when applying, the average score of those who were accepted, the number and type of language exams students had, the number of students who had excellent rankings during their high school years in different competitions, the number and rate of professors with academic degrees, the number of students who fall onto professors with academic degree, and the rate of professors with MTA (Hungarian Academy of Science) titles.

“Our multi-aspect approach means that there’s no “best” or “worst” institution, it is better to compare universities, colleges based on several relevant indices” says the issue.

However, the sub-ranking of professors was slightly changed. “In the current flexible teaching structure it’s not clear how the number of students who fall onto professors with academic degree influences the quality of education, so we modified the weighting. This index is not of outstanding importance anymore.”

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