ELTE in leading position in the QS regional university rankings
Eötvös Loránd University achieved the 28th rank in the Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings 2020, featuring the top universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA). ELTE thus belongs to the top 8% of the 354 institutions assessed, and it is ranked again first among Hungarian higher education institutions.
The ranking is based on ten indicators. These factors include academic and employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, the number of papers published, and online appearances. It also takes into account the proportion of academic staff members with a Ph.D., the citations of publications, web impact, as well as the proportion of international faculty members and international students. From these indicators, ELTE performed best in the field of academic reputation, according to a QS statement. You can read more about the methodology of ranking here.
This year, the QS Eastern Europe and Central Asia Rankings are led again by Russian universities, the top three universities being the Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, and Novosibirsk State University. Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Poland are also in the top ten. Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Lithuania have at least one institution among the top 20 universities. The full list of the best EECA universities in 2020 is available on the QS website.
ELTE is usually one of the highest-ranked Hungarian universities in international and domestic rankings of higher education institutions.