According to Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) recently published World University Rankings by Subject, Central European University is the 41st best institution in the world for politics and international studies and Semmelweis University is among the best 200 institutions regarding medical and pharmaceutical training.
CEU, currently in the process of leaving Budapest, is among the best universities in seven other subjects in the world rankings. The University is ranked 44th in philosophy, social policy and public administration. It is one of the top 100 universities in history, top 150 in sociology, and among the top 200 universities in economics, econometrics and law. According to the list of broader disciplines, Semmelweis University ranked in the field of life and medicine training, receiving the most impressive ranking among the Hungarian universities. The University of Debrecen and the University of Szeged both received rankings between 451 and 500.
In the narrower list of disciplines, Semmelweis University ranked 201-250 in terms of medical training, which is also the best Hungarian result. Concerning the subjects of philosophy and linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University ranked between 151 and 200. In mathematics, the University falls between 251 and 300. The Corvinus University of Budapest is ranked between 301 and 350 for economics and econometrics.
On the global list, the University of Szeged is ranked 470th and the University of Debrecen is between 601 and 650. ELTE is ranked at 701-750. The CEU, which only offers postgraduate training, is not included in the global ranking list.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 48 subjects. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject.