QS Quacquarelli Symonds has launched a new ranking of universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia with the region’s top 100 universities. Six Hungarian universities were added to the list and it is an excellent result that the University of Szeged is ranked on the 22nd place.
This is the first ever university ranking dedicated to the EECA region. ‘’Universities in the EECA region are beginning to add depth to the landscape of global higher education. They are no longer just competing nationally and they are reaching out to the world, driving innovation and marketing their unique strengths like never before. Inevitably, they are becoming increasingly attractive to students and QS is pleased to announce the first ranking dedicated to this region. The ranking provides these universities with a platform to shine and to regionally mobile students a way to compare universities.”- said Ben Sowter, head of research at QS. Sowter adds: “In the course of compiling this pilot top 100 we have reached out to 368 universities, 255 of which have never before been featured in our rankings, 18 of these have made into the top 100. As the project evolved we expect to engage with still more ambitious institutions in this dynamic region.’’
University of Szeged is ranked 22nd place in the latest QS ranking
The EECA region considered for this new ranking consists of the following 30 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. The QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia list ranks universities on the nine basic criteria. Among other things: academic reputation, employer reputation, international faculty and students, and the number of citation prevalence of publications.
This pilot edition of the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia sees Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University take the top spot, followed by the Czech Republic’s Charles University, which shares second place with another Russian representative, Novosibirsk State University. Overall, Russian universities claim the largest share of the region’s top 100 universities, with 26 entries. The Czech Republic and Turkey have 10 apiece, Poland nine, Kazakhstan eight, and Hungary and Ukraine six each.
It is an excellent result that the University of Szeged is ranked on the 22nd place. Hungary has one university in the Top 20, three in the Top 30, one in the Top 50 and one in the Top 100. On this list, Eötvös Loránd University is ranked 15th , University of Szeged 22nd, Budapest University of Technology and Economics 24th, University of Debrecen 25th, Corvinus University of Budapest 42nd, University of Pécs 51-60th.