Following the traditional ranking of secondary schools, HVG, a Hungarian economic and political weekly, has also published a ranking of Hungarian universities and colleges. The ranking took into account, among other things, the academic degrees of the lecturers, as well as the excellence of the students. Read on to find out what higher education institutions are the best in the country this year.
Eötvös Loránd University (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem) is again at the top of HVG’s higher education ranking this year. The silver medal went to the University of Szeged and the bronze to the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem). Previously, these two institutions shared the second place in the podium, according to HVG.
The fourth place went to the University of Debrecen, the fifth to Semmelweis University, and the sixth to Corvinus University of Budapest, said Fruzsina Szabó Szabó, journalist and editor in charge of the HVG Diploma publication, to InfoRádió.
Fruzsina Szabó said that excellence in teaching was taken into account in the ranking of higher education. They used data such as the number of academic degrees held by the academic staff of the institution. What is more, they also looked specifically at the proportion of PhDs among them. They also calculated the number of students per academic degree holder, napi.hu reports.
The editors of the publication considered the number of first-place applicants to be a particularly important criterion for student excellence. On top of that, the percentage of students who have a language exam as a first-year student and bring results from high school in academic competitions.
Source: napi.hu, InfoRádió, HVG