Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published a list of the best emerging higher education institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The University of Szeged is ranked 33rd in the ranking, thus it is in the top nine percent of the ranked institutions.
The ranking is based on ten criteria: 30% for the institution's academic recognition and 20% for employers' feedback. They measured the lecturer-student ratio (10 percent), the number of academic staff and researcher on PhD level (5 percent), citation (5 percent), publication activity (10 percent), and the institution's international researcher network (10 percent). The proportion of international students and lecturers was calculated with a weighting of 2.5-2.5 per cent and the visibility of the institution on the Internet was 5 percent.
The compilers of the list examined 20 domestic higher education institutions, of which 19 were evaluated, and 17 of them were included in the final list. The University of Szeged received the second place in Hungary as the best country university: the 33rd place in the ranking. Compared to previous years, the university has improved its position in several areas, such as academic recognition, average citation of publications and the institution's online presence.
The full ranking is available here.