Altogether seven Hungarian universities made it to the world’s best 1000 on the list of the Times Higher Education (THE), as Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes.
Among the seven universities that got onto the Times Higher Education’s list, Semmelweis University was the only one that made it to the best 500. Its final place is in the 401-500 category, similarly to last year. However, the university managed to improve in the sub-categories.
Last year, we wrote about the list of the British organization Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), when eight Hungarian universities made it to the list, the University of Szeged receiving the highest ranking.
There are 1250 universities on the list that are ranked in terms of 5 criteria: the educational environment, research, number of citations, industrial income and international orientation. According to the list, the Semmelweis University performed best in the latter category: international orientation.
Other Hungarian universities such as Eötvös Loránd University, the University of Pécs and the University of Szeged ranked in the categories between the 601-800th places. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the University of Debrecen were ranked in 801-1000th places on the list, while the Corvinus University of Budapest got into the 1001+ category.
The world’s best three universities were chosen to be the University of Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford.
We have already shared several articles about the best universities in Hungary and a series about the specific universities as well. Naturally, numerous Hungarian students go abroad to study and to work there afterwards but a lot of foreigners come to study in Budapest, too.
According to statistics, every eighth university student in Hungary comes from abroad.
However, there are some problems in higher education concerning the fact that most of the students have to work to make their living and be able to study. As the result of a survey found, 60% of Hungarian university students work just to get by: pay the rent, pay the bills and buy food. Every second participant said that they would not be able to attend university if they did not work at the same time.
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