OUR MISSION

for students, academic staff and management, experts, policy-makers, stakeholders…

ANALYSIS

of content, methodology and impact of rankings

OWN RANKINGS

based on indicators of Hungarian higher education

NEWS AND MONITORING

from the world of rankings

SUPPORT
for using and implementing rankings
DISCUSSION

about the ranking-game

COMMUNICATION

media-issues of international and Hungarian rankings

ABOUT US

Who we are and what we do?

Our ranking project contains empirical and theoretical research, as well, examining the social and communication background of rankings in the theoretical frame of several fields, such as social psychology, pedagogy, communication theory, higher education management and scientrometrics.

These projects are carried out by our Social Communication Research Group at the Faculty of Education and Psychology in Eötvös Loránd University, the leading university of Hungary. The chair of our Research Group is Dr. habil György Fábri PhD, associate professor of ELTE. He launched the first Hungarian university ranking (UnivPress Ranking) in 2001, and later served as Vice President of ELTE for five years (2010-2014). He published lot of articles and a monograph about higher education rankings.

The UnivPress Ranking is published in the most popular Hungarian weekly magazine every year. We provide national rankings using students’ and teachers’ data including all Hungarian higher education institutes.

We also offer undergraduate, graduate and PhD courses in this field at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary).

Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings

Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings

(H)UnivPress Ranking, Headline
A brief overview of the International Ranking-Workshop at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE PPK) on the 31st March, 2017 The event was promoted by TEMPUS Public Foundation   At the event titled „Universities in Crossroads of National and Global Rankings” university leaders from Romania, Serbia and Hungary,  representatives of the International Ranking Expert Group, as well as Hungarian and foreign ranking-experts discussed the correspondence between national and global rankings. Around fifty participants disputed lectures on the incompetence of global rankings to measure the performance of universities. They also discussed the fact, that while the position of the very same universities on the national ranking scales and the international ones are hardly comparable due to indicator differences, the best universities nevertheless are at the top of any ranking…
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For the real ranking-strategy of the Hungarian universities

For the real ranking-strategy of the Hungarian universities

Headline, Projects
THE PROJECT FINISHED WITH A RANKING-TRAINING Hungarian universities are motivated to have an insight into the methodology of global and regional rankings, and the potential of their excavation. This is the aim of the project, promoted by TEMPUS Public Foundation Campus Mundi  project (EFOP-3.4.2-VEKOP-15-2015-00001), and organized by ELTE PPK Social Communication Research Group. The research group, the leading scientific research center of Hungarian ranking research, (chair: associate professor György Fábri), organized an international workshop, as well as a training for Hungarian higher education experts. During these events the indicators and the performance parameters behind them, the relations between the ranking positions of global and regional rankings were revealed, and the rankings were identified as means of marketing-communication. The one-day interactive training closing the project resulted in a professional knowledge-base and a knowledge-network accessible by…
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Rankings results show ‘risks posed by HE cuts plan

Global Ranking Monitor
In the THE ranking Australian universities face a strong competitor, China. Australia has six universities in the top 100, the first being the University of Melbourne ranking as 32nd, but two Chinese universities – Peking University (27th) and Tsinghua University (30th) - are higher in the overall ranking. The competition will be even more challenging for Australia if the government cuts AU$2.8 billion to universities’ funding as planned. Source: University World News 06/09/2017 
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