BME's mechanical and electrical engineering programmes are among the best worldwide

5,000 institutions have been assessed selected from 25,000 universities around the world, ranking training programmes of 1,900 of them, with three BME programmes being in the top 500.

The results of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2023 discipline rankings are now available. This year, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has been included in one of the world's top rankings in three disciplines (link to the page outlining the data of BME). In this year's professional ranking of the world's top 1,900 universities, BME's Mechanical Engineering programme has been ranked (301-400) alongside the Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme (401-500). The Mathematics programme of BME was again ranked among the 201-300 best training programmes this year.

ARWU, one of the world's leading global rankings of higher education, has been compiled by the organization ShanghaiRanking Consultancy since 2009. BME was among the four Hungarian universities listed in the world ranking again this year.  The discipline ranking, GRAS, has been published since 2017 and has ranked BME's Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics programmes since the beginning. The data for the global list of thousands and the discipline rankings are obtained from Web of Science and are ranked according to criteria such as the number of quality (Q1) scientific publications, citation rate, the proportion of co-authored publications with foreign co-authors, the number of publications in leading journals or presented at major conferences, and the number of researchers recognised with major awards.

To compile the ranking, only the top 5,000 institutions (from 104 countries) out of around 25,000 universities worldwide have been considered, and only 1,900 of these have been included in the ranking. Universities have been analysed in five categories - natural sciences, technical sciences, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences - in 55 scientific disciplines. The discipline rankings are available at the ShanghaiRanking GRAS website.

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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