Report: Hungarian university rankings fall back

Ecosystem

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), one of the most recognized university ranking organizations, published its annual 1,000 best universities in the world list last week, in which six Hungarian universities were ranked significantly lower than last year.

Of the Hungarian institutions, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) ranked 458 (last year 371), Semmelweis University (SOTE) ranked 617 (last year 598), University of Debrecen ranked 667 (last year 673), University of Szeged ranked 731 (last year 712), Budapest University of Technology and Economics ranked 819 (last year 811), while University of Pécs reached 892 (last year 862).

From the Eastern and Central European region, several universities outperformed Hungarian universities such as the Medical University of Vienna ranking 265, the Charles University in Prague ranking 270, the Innsbruck Medical University ranking 395, and the Jagiellonian University ranking 451 (Poland).

From the top ten institutions, eight are U.S. universities, led by Harvard University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while two are British universities: University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

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