The Times Higher Education World University Rankings list the top universities in the world, making it the biggest international league table to date. It is the only global university performance table to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The top universities rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
The following Hungarian higher education institutions appear on the Times Higher Education ranking: Central European University, Semmelweis University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Eötvös Loránd University, the, the University of Pécs, the University of Szeged and the University of Debrecen – in this order. The first place is occupied by the University of Oxford.
This result is based on complex indices, and scientific achievements in the recent years have apparently a lot to do with the progress of the University of Pécs. Moreover, the UP becomes increasingly popular among foreign students, whose number is nearly four thousand.