European QS university rankings revealed

In the European regional QS ranking, published for the first time this year, BME ranked as the second best Hungarian university, and the 10th best in Eastern Europe.

Those compiling the new European rankings assessed universities in the member states of the Council of Europe, with BME ranking at 238th place. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the top 688 universities in 42 countries, 133 from Eastern Europe, including BME in 10th place, and 15 from Hungary. Among them, BME was the second best in terms of the indicators examined.

Among the indicators, BME scored particularly well in the number of exchange students (52nd place). The university was ranked 126th in employment, 156th in employer reputation and 164th in sustainability.


Research: Academic Reputation (30%), Citations per Paper (10%), Papers per Faculty (5%)

Employability: Employer Reputation (15%), Employment Outcomes (5%)

Education: Faculty Student Ratio (5%)

Global engagement: International Research Network (10%), International Faculty Ratio (5%), International Students Ratio (5%), Outbound Exchange Students (2.5%), Inbound Exchange Students (2.5%)

Sustainability: Sustainability indicator based on QS Sustainability Rankings 2023 (Sustainability, 5%)

BME was also highly ranked in the QS ranking of fields of expertise published in March 2023. The organisation, which assessed 20,000 institutions, ranked BME 224th worldwide in the Engineering and Technology category. Quacquarelli Symonds published QS Sustainability 2023, its new sustainability rankings in November 2022. BME ranked high on this one too: The university was ranked 198th as the best Hungarian institution in Environmental Impact and 23rd among the 700 institutions ranked in the Sustainable Institution Indicator. In June this year, the university moved up 100 places in the QS world rankings to 741-750th place.



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