ELTE moves up considerably in the global rankings

ELTE moves up considerably in the global rankings HU
Our university is the 517th best higher education institution according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) in 2022–2023. It is ranked in the top 2.7% of universities worldwide and has maintained its leading position in Hungary since 2014.

The list of the CWUR for 2022–2023 was published on 25 April. Since 2012, the Center for World University Rankings has evaluated the world’s higher education institutions based on the quality of education, graduate employability, faculty excellence, high-quality publications, and citations. The rankings for 2022–2023 evaluated nearly 20,000 universities, including the top 2,000 academic institutions in the world. (You can read more about the methodology of the assessment here.)

Moving up seventy-four places since last year, Eötvös Loránd University is ranked 517th in the global rankings. It is currently in the top 2.7% of the world’s universities and ranks 213st in Europe. This year, ELTE became again the best higher education institution in Hungary, preceding Semmelweis University (673), the University of Szeged (679), the University of Debrecen (717), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (931), and the University of Pécs (1135), which institutions are also included in the list.

According to the CWUR Rating System, our university has been holding its leading position among the Hungarian higher education institutions since 2014. This year’s results placed ELTE in one category with institutions such as the universities of Verona, Zagreb, and St. Petersburg, the École normale supérieure de Lyon, the Jiangsu University in China, and Boston College in the United States. This year, the CWUR world rankings are led by American universities again. In the order of ranking, these are Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford. The top ten include two British institutions, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, taking up the fourth and fifth positions.  There are 335 U.S., 302 Chinese, 118 Japanese, 94 British, and 77 French universities among the top 2,000 academic institutes.

The list by CWUR for 2022–2023 can be browsed by country on this page. For the position of ELTE in various national and international rankings, please find our summary here (in Hungarian).