QS Subjects 2020 – Hungarian Positions

QS presented its actuel Subject Ranking in March 2020, painting a positive picture about Hungarian higher education institutions. After the previous year’s 40 rankings, 58 domestic universities have been ranked this time. With 21 new releases, there are only 3 cases that left out from this year’s ranking, two for Szeged and one for Corvinus: the former relates to arts and humanities discipline, and within that to the linguistics subject, the latter to natural sciences. In addition to new entrances, QS’s subject ranking have resulted in not only a growing number of domestic institutions being ranked, but more and more disciplines being covered (such as psychology, chemical engineering, or civil engineering). There are as many stagnant cases as position improvement (17-17), and only three cases of loss of position (public service, natural science, mathematics). ELTE shows a significant improvement in the fields of natural sciences (340 – ›318) and arts and humanities (401-450 -› 371). The University of Debrecen has advanced in the field of biology (251-300 – ›151-200), while Semmelweis has improved its ranking in life sciences and medicine (308 -› 295). BME and CEU performed exceptionally well on several fronts:


2019 2020 CEU 2019


Engineering&Technology 401-450 295 Social Sciences & Management 206 178
Computer Science & Information Systems 401-500 301-350 Politics & International Studies 41 30
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic 451-500 251-300 Sociology 101-150 51-100
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 351-400 201-250 Arts&Humanities 143 120


With the exception of Pécs and Szeged, there is an improvement in the performance of each ranked institution in QS 2020 subject ranking. The best Hungarian results is the 30th position for in CEU in the field of politics and international studies

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