CWUR: ELTE retains its Leading Position among Hungarian Universities

CWUR: ELTE retains its Leading Position among Hungarian Universities HU
This year, our institution has obtained 517th place in the list of CWUR featuring the top 20,000 universities globally. ELTE thus belongs to the top 2.6% of universities in the world, and it has retained its leading position in Hungary since 2014.

On 15 May, the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) published its academic ranking of global universities for 2023. CWUR assessed over 20,000 institutions this year, and the final list includes the 2,000 best universities around the world. Since 2012, CWUR has been ranking the world’s higher education institutions based on the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, as well as high-quality publications and citations. The methodology used by the organisation is presented on this page in detail.

In the 2023 global rankings, Eötvös Loránd University retained its 517th place despite the expansion of the field. ELTE thus belongs to the top 2.6% of the world’s universities. In addition, it has maintained its leading position among the higher education institutions in Hungary since 2014, according to CWUR. With this result, ELTE is ranked 206th in Europe and is found in the same category as the University of Ferrara, the University of Siena, Leibniz University Hannover, the University of Potsdam, the University of Zagreb, and the École normale supérieure de Lyon.

Further Hungarian academic institutions on the CWUR list comprise the Semmelweis University (669th), the University of Szeged (708th), the University of Debrecen (753rd), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (947th), and the University of Pécs (1166th). The Central European University is also listed among the universities of Hungary and it has been ranked 1778th globally. There is no change at the top of the list compared to last year’s rankings. Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University are ranked again the top three institutions this year. The top ten invariably includes two British and eight American universities.

The results can be browsed by geographical location on the CWUR website