Four Hungarian universities in the Shanghai rankings of the world’s best universities

Tar Gábor | 2022-09-30
Four Hungarian universities have been ranked in this year's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) list. The ranking, known as the Shanghai Ranking, assesses the academic and research performance of universities, and includes 1000 institutions from around the world. ELTE and Semmelweis University have achieved the best ranking (601-700th) among the Hungarian universities.

The Shanghai Ranking was first published in 2003 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since 2009, the list has been issued by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a company specialised in higher education, which is independent from any universities or government agencies.

The list is compiled through examining the academic and research activities of more than 2,500 universities, of which 1,000 are included every year.

From Hungary, four universities have been ranked in this year’s list which was published in mid-August. Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and Semmelweis University (SE) have earned the best position (601-700th place).

The University of Szeged (SZTE) has gained third position (701-800th place), while the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has been ranked fourth (901-1000th place) among Hungarian universities.

Last year, the same four Hungarian universities were on the list. In 2021, ELTE and SZTE achieved the best position (601-700th place), while SE was ranked 701-800th and BME was placed 801-900th.