Budapest’s Semmelweis University is in the top 40 universities of the world

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Compared to last year, Budapest’s Semmelweis University jumped 31 places and ranks 33rd in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Universities Rankings 2022. The Times Higher Education Rankings assess the performance of universities all over the world to provide a resource for readers to understand the missions and successes of higher education institutions. The rankings are based on 13 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. However, in the case of the Emerging Economies Universities Rankings, the weight of these factors is adjusted to the development priorities of universities in advanced emerging, secondary emerging, and frontier countries. This list presents the developing institutions that are making the most progress and have the potential to challenge established universities.


The 2022 Emerging rankings assess the performance of 698 institutions. The results show that China has reinforced its leading position. Altogether, there are 51 Chinese institutions in the top 200, and the top 5 only features universities in China. Peking University placed 1st, followed by Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Russia is also among the most prominent emerging countries in the 2022 Emerging rankings. With 17 universities ranking in the top 200, the country is among the most-represented nations in this section of the list. Lomonosov Moscow State University ranked 6th, and the last position in the top 10 is occupied by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.


The 2022 Emerging rankings feature 11 Hungarian institutions, with three universities in the top 200. Compared to last year, Budapest’s Semmelweis University leapt from 64th to 33rd place. The University of Debrecen also managed to reach higher scores in the areas of citation, research, and industry income, thus rising four places and ranking 191st this year. Eötvös Loránd University ranked 150th, writes Index. The University of Pécs and the University of Szeged placed in the 201−250 category. Óbuda University, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the University of Pannonia occupied a position in the 401−500 section.

Source: Daily News Hungary


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