ELTE has leapt ahead in the ARWU ranking of academic subjects
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published for 2022. The first global edition of the ranking was published in 2003 by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. Since 2009, the survey has been made by an independent organisation called Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. A separate ranking by academic subjects has been published since 2017. The rankings are based on the number of papers published in Q1 Journal Impact Factor Quartile, the citation impact of papers, the percentage of internationally co-authored publications, the number of papers published in top journals or presented at high-level conferences, and the number of staff members winning prestigious academic awards.
For several years, ARWU has been one of the most reliable rankings in higher education. Similar to last year, the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022 comprises the universities of the world in 54 academic subjects across five major fields (natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences). As many as 1,800 out of the 5,000 universities across 96 countries are included in this year's ranking.
In 2022, ELTE is ranked among the best universities in the world in nine academic subjects. In addition to last year’s six subjects (physics, mathematics, psychology, atmospheric science, biology, and ecology), ELTE is included in the rankings in political science, public health, and education. Our university ranks #101–150 in physics, #201–300 in mathematics and psychology, #301–400 in biology, atmospheric science, and political science, and #401–500 in public health, education, and ecology.
Being ranked in nine subjects, ELTE has earned a leading position among higher education institutions in Hungary,
since Semmelweis University is in six, the University of Szeged is in three, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the University of Debrecen, the University of Pécs, and Corvinus University of Budapest are each in two, while the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University of Veterinary Medicine are both in one subject ranking. The detailed results can be browsed on this page by subjects and by countries.
Anglo-Saxon universities continue to lead the subject rankings. Higher education institutions from the United States have gained top positions in 32 subjects. This year, the best performing institution is Harvard University with the most top positions (17). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won gold medals in five subjects. The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University from China top lead the rankings in three subjects, while the University of California, Berkeley, and Wageningen University from the Netherlands top the list in two subjects, according to the announcement of Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
ELTE regularly achieves high positions in the standard higher education rankings.