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Times Higher Education: Four Hungarian Universities Among the Best

Fanni Kaszás 2019.11.06.

Four Hungarian universities have been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) thematic higher education rankings, in the Europe Teaching Rankings.

The results are based on the THE European Student Survey, which this year received responses from 125,000 students across 18 countries, who were asked about their universities’ education and learning opportunities and the atmosphere at the universities from their perspectives.

Overall, 258 universities across 18 countries are featured in the ranking, up from 242 institutions across eight nations last year. From Hungary, four universities are on the list. Semmelweis University was ranked 41st in the overall Hungarian sub-ranking. The second Hungarian university was Szent István University in the 126-150 range, while the University of Debrecen and the Eötvös Loránd University, both featured among the 151-200 range.

In addition to student engagement, the ranking also takes into account student achievement, the diversity of institutions’ environments, and the resources that universities have in order to teach effectively.

The list is led by British universities, with Oxford University and Cambridge in first and second place respectively, and a Spanish university, the University of Navarra, third. Universities in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia are featured for the first time.

Earlier, in a 2020 World Ranking, eight Hungarian universities were included. Semmelweis University achieved the best results again this year.

featured photo: Semmelweis University (semmelweis.hu /Balázs D. Kiss)