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London: Improved Rank for the University of Pécs!
The London-based Quacquarelli Symonds company has published their latest world university rankings. The University of Pécs was listed as one of the best higher education institutions this year as well, with five other Hungarian universities. The University of Pécs managed to improve its rank in comparison to last year, achieving the 701-750th place according to the British company. Considering Hungarian universities, the University of Pécs shares the third place with Eötvös Loránd University.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings assesses universities using six performance indicators, which each carry a different weighting when calculating overall scores. These indicators are: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, research citations per faculty member, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students. They are comparing four thousand universities, based on 12 million documents and data. Out of the four thousand institutions, the best one thousand are listed.
Gyula Berke, vice-rector of the University of Pécs responsible for education said about the results of the ranking: “It is a fact, that the competition among the higher educational institutions of the world is getting more and more serious, and that the University of Pécs is listed in the internationally leading group is an honour and it is quite uplifting. It is no secret, that we have put in a tremendous effort to improve our QS rank, compared to last year’s. This is outstanding, especially because of its positive characteristics, - its size and traditional values - the University of Pécs cannot react immediately to the constantly changing expectations, trends of the market, however, as it is obvious from the current ranking, the number of international students, and the beneficial faculty-student ratio are strong assets of the University, proving that we are using the potential in internationalization well. Focusing on the proportion of international students, the University of Pécs managed to achieve the 280th place.”
The University of Pécs has more than 4000 international students coming from over a 100 countries from all over the world.