WOW! Six Hungarian universities among the top ones of Europe and Central Asia

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published its 2019 regional university ranking of Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA region) in which there are 11 Hungarian institutions. Six of them is in the best 100, the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest is the 20th – reported.

It is worth to study in Hungary

The list features 300 of the top universities in the emerging countries of Europe and Central Asia (EECA region) and is based on a methodology which

assesses each university on 10 indicators,

including academic and employer reputations, research and web impact, papers per faculty, the percentage of international students and teachers. Besides, they took into consideration even the recruitment of academic staff members qualified to PhD level or equivalent and (new for 2019) the university’s international research network.

According to the list, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest got the 20th place while the University of Szeged the 26th. Furthermore, Budapest University of Technology and Economics is the 29th, 31st is the University of Debrecen, 48th is the Corvinus University of Budapest while the University of Pécs became 53rd. Sadly, Szent István University barely missed the first 100 places since it got the 101st. Interestingly, 125th is the University of Miskolc while Pannon University, Széchenyi István University and the University of Sopron are in positions between 150 and 250.

In fact, the

first place went to Lomonosov University of Moscow,

the second one is also Russian, the Novosibirsk State University while Charles University in Prague is the third. Among the first ten universities, there are one more Czech and Russian, two Turkish, two Polish and an Estonian university.

An objective list

Unlike the QS’s world university ranking, the regional EECA ranking is more objective since British and American universities are not included. Thus, only those institutions of higher education compete with each other that have

similar, mostly state-provided financial backgrounds.

In fact, QS compiles similar regional lists about the universities of Latin America, the BRICS countries, the Arab region or Asia.

As we reported before, altogether seven Hungarian universities made it to the world’s best 1000 on the list of the Times Higher Education in May. Among them, Semmelweis University was the only one that made it to the best 500. According to QS’s 2017 world list, the University of Szeged received the highest ranking and the best three universities were Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford.

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