Programs of study at Central European University (CEU) rank among the best in the world according to the prestigious 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With three subjects that rank in the top 50 universities worldwide, one in the top 100 and an additional three in the top 200.

Central European University (CEU)

As CEU press release said, “CEU’s global reputation for excellence is once again confirmed by our performance in the QS rankings,” said CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff.

CEU tops all other universities in Hungary in these seven subject fields – topuniversities.com

“As a postgraduate university community, we are committed to sustaining the rigor of our research and the strength of our teaching.” Looking at broad subject areas, in Arts and Humanities CEU’s academic reputation rose nearly 6%, to 78.2. In the Social Sciences, the increase was 4.8%, to 71.7.

In disciplines,

  • CEU ranks 41st in Politics and International Studies,
  • 44th in Philosophy and 44th in Social Policy and Administration.
  • History program ranks in the top 100,
  • Sociology in the top 150 worldwide
  • Economics and Econometrics in the top 200, together with its Law program

The QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluates universities that offer undergraduate and/or taught graduate programs, exceed minimum academic and employer reputation scores and publish a minimum number of papers based on discipline. 48 subjects taught at 1,222 institutions, including postgraduate institutions such as CEU, are ranked across the globe.

Total Students of CEU: 1,245
Academic Faculty Staff: 210
International Students: 976


Semmelweis University


Semmelweis ranked 151-200. Semmelweis University is located in Budapest and is the oldest medical school in the country (established in 1769). The university reached a position of 201-250 in medical education. The Semmelweis University ranked 308th in the field of life sciences and medicine in the broader areas of specialization.

As QS World University Ranking said, the Bachelor’s programmes provide students with general knowledge, skills, abilities, professional competencies, and the professional experience necessary for finding employment. The Master’s programmes and – for those already holding a degree – the postgraduate specialist training programmes allow students to obtain professional specialisation, a deepened knowledge of the field, and a higher level of qualification. Scientific knowledge may be acquired following completion of the Master’s programme within the framework of Ph.D. training. The so-called long-cycle Master’s programmes comprise a unique group, in which the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are essentially merged together: students enter the programme with their high school leaving certificates and leave with a Master’s degree. Higher-level vocational training also forms part of higher education: credits earned in this form of training can be transferred to a Bachelor’s programme. Completion of a vocational training programme does not result in a higher education degree.

Total Students: 9,643
Academic Faculty Staff: 1,044
International Students: 3,440

The University of Debrecen and University of Szeged

The University of Debrecen and the University of Szeged ranked at 451-500 in the field of life sciences and medicine in the broader areas of specialization.

University of Szeged – Global Ranking: #=470


The University of Szeged offers Bachelor’s programmes at the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies. Although students enrolled in the so called undivided (integrated, long, one-tire Master’s) programmes of the Faculty of Dentistry, Medicine or Pharmacy obtain Master’s degree, there is no Bachelor’s degree among the prerequisites.

Szeged is the second hometown of International Students: Public transport, the biggest cycling community in Hungary, swimming pools, baths, theatres and cinemas are here to serve visitors and students while staying in town. Szeged is among the best European University Towns (CondéNast Traveler – 2014) and according to Trivago’s travel site Szeged is the 5th on the list considering the best price-value rates of travel destinations.

ESN Mentors, as member of a non-governmental, volunteer-based student organisation in Europe, are volunteers who help foreign students settling down in Szeged. In cooperation with the University, they help newly arrived students starting their student and social life at SZTE and Szeged. ESN and their events bring international students closer to the local community, and last but not least, they make friends with them.

Total Students:  17,653
Academic Faculty Staff: 1,979

University of Debrecen, Hungary – Global ranking: #601-650


As the official site said, the University of Debrecen is one of Hungary’s five elite research universities, offering the widest choice of majors in the country for over 27,000 students, over 5,000 of which are international students. UD’s 1500 lecturers of 14 faculties endeavour to live up to the elite university status and to provide high quality education for those choosing UD. Our goal is to train professionals possessing all necessary skills and knowledge to enter regional, national or international labour markets.

University of Debrecen is a dynamically expanding institution: the 14 faculties on 7 campuses occupy more than 150 thousand square meters. 840 venues are used directly for higher education purposes, including 100 lecture halls, 530 practice and seminar rooms, 60 computer rooms, 135 laboratories and language labs, 500 research labs and 15 gyms. Due to our infrastructural developments, they not only have a steadily increasing number of educational units and laboratories, but with new and restored residence halls and community spaces, they also provide modern living conditions for their students.


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Source: CEU

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