BME in international and domestic rankings

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics has been in good positions in international (global and European) ranking of higher educational organizations. These rankings, although not always the most reliable indicators, but make comparison with the best known institutions in the world using some benchmarks and methodologies. 

Different rankings are made using special methods and different databases. For example scientific recognition is measured by the number of Nobel laureates, Fields Medals, by data of publications (Web of Science, Scopus citations) number of institutional patents (WIPO, Patstat), taking account institutional data gathered from the universities themselves (data on faculty staff, students, etc.) 

The major service providers compile world rankings, but there are regional or field specific lists in increasing number. The table below summarizes BME's results while give a survey of world rankings that do not contain BME yet. From regional and fields specific rankings only those are indicated which ranked BME, too.

    rankings 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A
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W
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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU, Shanghai) 701-800.
- Mechanical Engineering (Engineering) 201-300.
- Materials Science & Engineering (Engineering) 301-400.
- Computer Science & Engineering (Engineering) 301-400.
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Engineering) 401-500.
- Mathematics (Natural Sciences) 201-300.
- Chemistry (Natural Sciences) 401-500.
C
W
U
R
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 811. 819. 850. 898.
E Eduniversal: by Field | Eastern Europe       
- Accounting and Auditing n.d. n.d. n.d. 9. -  
- Corporate Finance n.d. n.d. n.d. 15. 14.  
- Marketing n.d. n.d. n.d. 13. 13.  
- Sustainable Development and Environmental Management n.d. n.d. n.d. 96. 93.  
L Leiden Ranking 561. 577. 738. 763.
- Mathematics, computer science and engineering (-2014) 581. n.d. n.d. n.d.
- Natural Sciences (-2014) 201. n.d. n.d. n.d.
- Biomedical & health sciences (2015-) n.d. n.d. n.d. 525. 790. 849.
- Mathematic & computer science (2015-) n.d. n.d. n.d. 536. 365. 410.
- Physical sciences & engineering (2015-) n.d. n.d. n.d. 502. 403. 411.
N
T
U
National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) -  
National Taiwan University Ranking: by Subject
- Mechanical Engineering
198. 294. 300. 258.  
Q
S
QS World University Rankings (QS) 701+ 751-800.
QS University Rankings: by Subject Broad subject area:
- Engineering and Technology
n.d. 267. 254. 258. n.d. 322.
- Computer Science and Information Systems 151-200. 151-200. 201-250. 251-300. 301-350.
- Engineering - Civil and Structural 151-200. 151-200.
- Engineering - Electrical & Electronic 251-300. 251-300. 251-300.
- Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 201-300. 201-300. 251-300.
QS University Rankings: by Subject Broad subject area:
-Natural Sciences
451-500.
- Chemistry 251-300. 301-400.▼ 301-350.
- Materials Science 251-300.
- Mathematics 151-200. 201-250. 201-250. 251-300.
- Physics & Astronomy 301-400. 301-400. 351-400.
QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) n.d. 24. 32. 22.  
QS Graduate Employability Rankings         301-500.
S
I
R
SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 577. 538. 522. 505. 519. 548.
T
H
E
Times Higher Education (THE) 601–800. 601–800. 801-1000.
THE - BRICS & Emerging Economies n.d. 149. 149. 154.
U
M
R
U-Multirank (UMR) n.d. RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS
U
R
A
P
            
University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) - World Ranking 685. 700. 782. 758. 775.  
  URAP Field Based Ranking I. (2011-2013)       
- Engineering, Computing & Technology 440. n.d. n.d.  
- Natural Sciences 527. n.d. n.d.  
  URAP Field Based Ranking II. (2014- )      Tbp.  
- Mathematical Sciences n.d. 453. 523. 553.  
- Physical Sciences n.d. 544. 565. 508.  
- Chemical Sciences n.d. 366. 446. 468.  
- Information and Computing Sciences n.d. 425. 490. 532.  
- Engineering n.d. 438. 548. 580.  
- Technology n.d. 323. 430. 466.  
- Medical and Health Sciences n.d. 997. ‒▼  
- Civil Engineering n.d. 357.  
- Materials Engineering n.d. 393.  
- Mechanical Engineering n.d. 334.  
URAP Rank by Region - Europe 287. 290. 335. 326. 334.  
U
S
U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings n.d. n.d. 722. 861. 849.
- Chemistry n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 421.
- Engineering n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 463.
- Physics n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 512.
W Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (I. )277. 
(II.)301.
(I. )325.
(II.)405.
(I. )359.
(II.)418.
(I. )428.
(II.)395.
(I. )411.
(II.)523.
 
Top 1200 Universities by Google Scholar Citations n.d. n.d. n.d. 695. 763. 751.

Table 1. BME in most respected institutional rankings (2012-)

Notes:
n.d.: no data
Tbp.: To be published
‒     : Does not contain BME
▲   : Better than earlier
▼   : Worse than earlier
: World ranking
: Regional ranking
: Specific (subject/field/faculty) ranking
: EU ranking

 

About rankings

One of the most important ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) or Shanghai ranking is compiled by Chiao Tung University and is published in every August. In its evaluation the number of former or active Nobel laureates and Fields Medal owners are taken into account. BME was ranked there 404th—502nd in 2014.

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is the only global service that evaluates institutes without targeted data gathering or sending questionnaires to the universities, but evaluating the publications' data and the quality of education, that is measured by employment data of graduated students.

Eduniversal compiles the top list of master and MBA programmes annually. The survey analyses course offers if institutions from 154 countries in 30 fields of education.

Centrum voor Wetenschap en Technologische Studies (CWTS) in the Netherlands publishes Leiden Ranking, one of the well known world ranking in every year. Its results are calculated only from bibliographic data using Web of Science data. Leiden Ranking containing 500 top universities was first published in 2007. In 2014 it ranked 750 universities including BME at the 561st position.

The successor of Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) ranking the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) has been published since 2010 under this title.

The British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) had been published their ranking jointly with THE until 2009. Since then they publish ranking alone. Their calculations are based on publications data of Scopus database. QS publishes field specific and regional lists showing BME's position regularly.

The Spanish SCImago Research Groups SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is one of the lists that cover research institutes and higher education institutes together.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) is a world ranking compiled by weekly THE. Since the breakup with QS in 2009, THE uses Thomson Reuters data for Elsevier, so it's often referred as Thomson Reuters World University Rankings. Since 2015 THE uses Elsevier's Scopus database for bibliographic information.

U-Multirank (UMR), initiated by the European Commission was published first in 2014. The profile of BME is included in the database describing 850 institutions. The service is not a traditional linear ranking, but coefficients that may determine the competitiveness of the unique higher education institutions.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) has been published by the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) since 2009. Besides world ranking it publishes regional and field specific rankings as well, where the performance of BME was quite good. URAP's Field Based Ranking has been using a more detailed classification of scientific fields since 2014.

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a Spanish initiative. Since 2004 and every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) for the providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact.
 

Hungary

The most famous domestic higher education ranking is published by HVG Diploma special edition in every November. Other publishers are also publishing /used to publish university rankings like Népszabadság or Heti Válasz. Domestic field specific rankings evaluate faculties instead of universities.

    Institutional ranking 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
H
V
G
HVG Diploma n.d. 9. 9. 8. 10. 7.▲
  - Students performance n.d. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2.▼
  - Faculty staff performance n.d. 20. 20. 17. 21. 18.▲
Faculty of Netural Sciences (TTK) 13. 8. 8. 8. 8. 9.▼
  -- Students performance 54. 38. 37. 37. 37. 39.▼
  -- Faculty staff performance 1. 1. 1. 1. 2.▼ 1.▲
Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (VBK) 19. 20. 17. 9. 14.▼ 16.▼
  -- Students performance 19. 8. 9. 10. 9.▲ 9.
  -- Faculty staff performance 49. 61. 58. 30. 41.▼ 52.▼

 
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK) 30. 27. 29. 21. 24.▼ 15.▲
  -- Students performance 13. 4. 3. 4.▼ 7.▼ 2.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 82. 75. 86. 67. 74.▼ 58.▲

 
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (GPK) 29. 39. 34. 24. 29.▼ 17.▲
  -- Students performance 10. 3. 2. 2. 5.▼ 5.
  -- Faculty staff performance 84. 94. 101. 74. 90.▼ 59.▲
Faculty of Civil Engineering (ÉMK) 30. 15. 18. 27. 28.▼ 20.▲
  -- Students performance 49. 20. 36. 44. 55.▼ 42.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 46. 38. 32. 41. 36.▲ 27.▲
Faculty of Architecture (ÉPK) 28. 18. 22. 30. 44.▼ 26.▲
  -- Students performance 17. 14. 12. 19. 25.▼ 22.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 74. 52. 64. 72. 92.▼ 70.▲
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (GTK) 44. 45. 38. 34. 44.▼ 28.▲
  -- Students performance 12. 11. 22. 20. 16.▲ 12.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 105. 105. 90. 85. 101.▼ 81.▲

 
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering (KJK) 74. 61. 57. 61. 90.▼ 70.▲
  -- Students performance 45. 27. 14. 27. 43.▼ 30.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 111. 110. 121. 105. 126.▼ 117.▲
- Business education (GTK) n.d. 5. 5. 4. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 4. 4. 7. 4. 4. 3.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 12. 12. 14. 12. 15.▼ n.d.
- Computer sciences and informatics education (VIK) n.d. 1. 1. 1. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
  -- Faculty staff performance 4. 4. 2. 5. 5. n.d.
- Engineering education (VBK) n.d. 3. 2. 1. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 4. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2.
  -- Faculty staff performance 7. 14. 11. 3. 5.▼ n.d.
- Engineering education (ÉMK) n.d. 1. 1. 3. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 6. 5. 6. 7. 8.▼ 6.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 2. 5. 2. 4. 3.▲ n.d.

 
- Engineering education (GPK) n.d. 8. 7. 5. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
  -- Faculty staff performance 9. 14. 15. 11. 14.▼ n.d.
- Engineering education (VIK) n.d. 2. 2. 6. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 3. 3. 2. 3. 3. 3.
  -- Faculty staff performance 8. 9. 11. 10. 9.▲ n.d.
- Engineering education (ÉPK) n.d. 4. 8. 8. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 6. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4.
  -- Faculty staff performance 2. 10. 13. 13. 17.▼ n.d.
- Engineering education (GTK) 11. ‒▼ 9. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 8. ‒▼ 8. 7.▲ 9.▼
  -- Faculty staff performance 17. ‒▼ 14. 17.▼ n.d.
- Engineering education (KJK) n.d. 11. 10. 9. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 5. 6. 5. 4. 6.▼ 4.▲
  -- Faculty staff performance 18. 19. 19. 18. 22.▼ n.d.
- Natural sciences education (TTK) n.d. 2. 2. 2. n.d. n.d.
  -- Students performance 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 2.
  -- Faculty staff performance 2. 2. 1. 2. 2. n.d.
H
V
Heti Válasz
(primary : printed)
  With Felvi  (2013- )        
- Engineering education (overall) n.d. n.d. GPK: 1
ÉPK: 2
VBK: 3
VIK: 4
KJK: 6
ÉMK: 7
GTK: 9
GPK: 2
ÉPK: 5
VBK: 3
VIK: 4
KJK: 6
ÉMK: 7
GTK: 9
GPK: 3
ÉPK: 4
VBK: 2
VIK: 6
KJK: 9
ÉMK: 5
GTK: 15
 
  -- Electrical engineer n.d. VIK: 1. VIK: 1 VIK: 1 VIK: 1  
  -- Engineering management n.d. GTK: 1. GTK: 1 GTK: 1 GTK: 1  
  -- Mechanical engineer 1. GPK: 1. GPK: 1 GPK: 1 GPK: 1  
- Social sciences (overall) n.d. n.d. GTK: 5 GTK: 4 GTK: 6  
  -- Communication and media sciences 5. n.d. GTK: 3 GTK: 3 GTK: 6  
- Business and economy 2. n.d. GTK: 4 GTK: 4 GTK: 4  
  -- Business and management n.d. GTK: 2. GTK: 3 GTK: 2 GTK: 4  
  -- International business n.d. GTK: 2. n.d. n.d. n.d.  
- Informatics (overall) 1. n.d. VIK: 2 VIK: 2 VIK: 2  
  -- Engineering informatics n.d. VIK: 1. VIK: 1 VIK: 1 VIK: 2  
- Natural sciences n.d. n.d. TTK: 1 TTK: 2 TTK: 1  

Table 2. BME in the HVG Diploma edition and in the Heti Válasz institutional rankings (2012-)

Institutional data for ranking organizations (in English)

 

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