QS Ranking: ELTE takes the lead in Hungary

QS Ranking: ELTE takes the lead in Hungary HU
Our university has improved its position by about 140 places compared to last year's result, ranking 564th in the Quacquarelli Symonds world ranking this year, making it the top higher education institution in the country.

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2025 university ranking was announced on 4 June 2024, examining 5,663 higher education institutions from 106 countries, nearly twice as many as the previous year. Finally, 1,503 institutions made it to the 21st QS WUR list, including 11 from Hungary.

ELTE, improving its position by about 140 places from last year, ranked 564th, ahead of the University of Szeged at 570th and the University of Debrecen at 574th. All three Hungarian universities improved their positions from last year and were grouped in the 564-574 ranking range. However, after being in third place in previous years, ELTE is now the leading higher education institution in Hungary.

The ranking editors evaluate universities based on several criteria, including academic reputation, indicators measuring the employability of graduates, and sustainability, where ELTE ranks first in Hungary. Additionally, ELTE is among the top three in Hungary in terms of employer satisfaction and international research collaborations.

Besides the above, other Hungarian universities in the ranking include the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (721–730), the University of Pécs (771–780), Corvinus (1001–1200), MATE (1001–1200), Széchenyi István University (1001–1200), the University of Miskolc (1201–1400), the University of Pannonia (1201–1400), and Óbuda University (1201–1400).

This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leads the list again, followed by Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. The top ten includes four American and four British universities, and one Swiss, and one Singaporean university.

The detailed results of the 2025 QS World University Ranking can be browsed by countries and regions on this link, and you can read more about ELTE's results in national and international rankings on this link.