Within few months several renowned international university ranking firms have placed the Univesity of Pécs among the world’s top universities.
The latest university ranking was published by the Times Higher Education from London and the University of Pécs has obtained the highest ranking among country towns in Hungary!
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 list the 980 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 calculation of the rankings for 2016-2017 has been subject to independent audit by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The following Hungarian higher education institutions appear on the Times Higher Education ranking: Central European University, Semmelweis University, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Eötvös Loránd University, 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 three thousand.
József Bódis, rector of the UP emphasized:
“In the framework of the Modern Cities Program we are making important improvements in the coming years at the University of Pécs. If we can continue with the tendencies of the past years – i.e.: we can demand ever better positions in international ranking lists – than these two factors will make the university even more attractive for young people.”