In the QS Sustainability Rankings, released for the first time, BME is ranked as the best Hungarian institution.
The British rankings provider Quacquarelli Symonds released its first sustainability rankings today, the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023. In Environmental Impact category, our university was ranked 198th, as the best Hungarian institution. In the overall ranking of Environmental Impact and Social Impact indicators, it was ranked between 341 and 360. BME was the best in the Sustainable Institution indicator, ranking 23rd out of 700 institutions. The ranking was compiled while making the QS World Ranking, based on a survey of over 1400 institutions. In compiling the ranking, QS assessed institutions on nearly 40 criteria, such as whether the institution has a sustainability research site, records its annual water and energy consumption, and has active research collaborations with companies on the Forbes 2000 list. The ranker also monitored whether the university has a Climate Change Strategy and a Gender Equality Plan.
BME trains experts in both technical and economic fields in the MA programmes of Environmental Engineering and Regional and Environmental Economics. In addition, the institution's management has made it a priority to explore, implement, support and promote sustainable operation and environmental solutions. A work group on the "Sustainable BME" programme, set up in spring this year, brings together a wide range of university citizens involved in this issue. The initiative will be accompanied by the "BME for Sustainability" conference on 25 November.
University of Szeged (381-400) and Eötvös Loránd University (601+) are ranked alongside BME (341-360) from Hungary.
In April 2022, our university was also ranked highly in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, ranking 211th in Engineering and Technology category, and among the top 200 in mechanical engineering, civil engineering and architecture training programmes.
Rector's Office, Communication Unit