Semmelweis University has ranked first on HVG’s newest higher education list (again), and there’s no change in the second place either; however, the third institution came as a big surprise, writes HVG’s Diploma 2016 is already out, listing more than ten disciplinaries and forty programmes.

According to HVG’s 2016 higher education list, the Semmelweis University (SE), Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the National University of Public Service (NKE), the University of Szeged (SZTE), and the University of Pécs (PTE) are among the best universities in Hungary based on their professor-and student excellence.

HVG took several features into account when composing the list, such as the number of people 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 people had, the number of first year students who had excellent rankings during their high school years in different competitions, the number and proportion of professors with an academic degree, the student-professors with academic degree ratio, and the number of professors with an MTA title.


RankInstitutionProfessor excellence (rank)Student excellence (rank)
1.Semmelweis University (SE)4.4.
2.Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)7.3.
3.National University of Public Service (NKE)6.5.
4.University of Szeged (SZTE)5.7.
5.University of Pécs (PTE)3.11.
6.University of Pannon (PE)2.17.
7.University of Physical Education (TE)7.13.
8.University of Debrecen (DE)13.8.
8.Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE)16.5.
10.Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE)21.1.
10.Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)21.1.

If the institutions are put into order according to the number of students they have, then the first ten universities make up almost ¾ of the student population, which indicates the role of these universities in the Hungarian higher education. Among the ten universities, five of them especially stand out; individually, these institutions have an enrollment over 10.000, and make up half of the total student population: the University of Debrecen, Eötvös Lóránd University, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University of Szeged, and the University of Pécs.

based on an article of
translated by Adrienn Sain



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