Seven Hungarian universities were included in the 2021 world ranking of the recently published US News Best Global Universities. Semmelweis University achieved the best result as, based on the ranking, it came in at 87th place.
When it comes to the overall ranking in the world, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) got the best place among Hungarian institutions: it became the 414th. The second was Semmelweis University (672nd), the third was the University of Debrecen ( 672nd), and the fourth was the University of Szeged (726th) in the 2021 ranking. Among Hungarian universities, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and the University of Pécs (PTE) are no longer in the top thousand: BME was chosen as 1020th while PTE ended up as the 1131st. The Central European University (CEU) was also included in the list with a partial result, writes eduline. So, overall,
ELTE became the best university in Hungary.
Moreover, ELTE ranked 182nd in the European sub-rankings. When looking at individual courses, ELTE ranked 543rd in Chemistry, 226th in Physics, 230th in Psychology, and 155th in Space Research.
Semmelweis University ranked 87th in the field of cardiology and the cardiovascular system. Compared to last year’s result, this is 25 places ahead, so it became the best Hungarian institution in the scientific sub-ranking this year. Semmelweis University ranks 285th on the European list. Besides, eight specialisations of the university ranked between 87th and 345th.
The University of Debrecen ranked 285th in Europe and had the best ranking (375th) in Physics. The University of Szeged was ranked in four sub-ranks (Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Neurology, and Behavioural Sciences and Physics), while on Europe’s list, it earned the 308th place.
BME achieved the best partial ranking (491st) in IT, becoming 402nd in the overall European list. The University of Pécs is the 444th best institution in Europe according to the US News ranking. The university achieved its best partial ranking in Clinical Pharmacy (512th), while CEU, although not included in the overall ranking, jumped to the 346th place in the Social Sciences.
According to the higher education strategy of the Ministry of Human Capacities prepared in 2012, this year, some Hungarian universities should have been among the top universities in the world.
These universities include ELTE, the University of Pécs, the University of Debrecen, and the University of Szeged. However, this huge improvement is lagging behind. Achieving high-profile positions in international rankings was also included in the Corvinus University’s long-term strategy, which underwent a model change in 2019. It is an interesting fact that the best universities in the European Union are state-run universities.