The University of Debrecen is continuously improving its position in several international higher education rankings, while maintaining its leading role among Hungarian higher education institutions.
Different rankings compile their own lists according to different criteria.
Institutions are evaluated on the basis of educational, research, academic results, quantitative indicators, or students, employers and partners are asked about their opinion.
The most important international higher education rankings are the following:

  • QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)
    • World University Rankings
      • Nine Hungarian universities were included in the latest, ’2022’ world university rankings of QS. The University of Debrecen is ranked 591-600th.
    • World University Rankings by Subject
      • In 2021, the programs of the University of Debrecen were ranked among the best on one broader subject list (Life Sciences and Medicine) and on four specific subject lists (Agriculture & Forestry, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy) of QS.
    • EECA University Rankings
      • QS ranked universities in emerging European and Central Asian countries under the name Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA). There are 17 universities from Hungary on the latest QS EECA list and there are 4 Hungarian universities among the top 40: Eötvös Loránd University was ranked 24th, the University of Szeged 26th, Budapest University of Technology and Economics 35th, and the University of Debrecen was ranked 39th.
    • Graduate Employability Ranking
      • The University of Debrecen was included for the first time in the higher education ranking list of QS, Graduate Employability Ranking. UD was placed in the top 500 in the ranking based on employer perceptions, results of graduates and corporate networking
  • THE (Times Higher Education)
    • World University Rankings
      • The 2022 list includes 11 Hungarian universities among the more than 1600 ranked institutions, of which, Semmelweis University was ranked the highest, 251-300th place. The University of Debrecen, together with the University of Pécs and the University of Szeged, is categorized 801-1000th this year.
    • Emerging Economies Rankings
      • Three Chinese universities lead the THE ranking and seven Chinese universities are placed in the top ten. In 2021, the University of Debrecen is on the 191st place.
    • Impact Rankings
      • Impact Ranking, the list of the renowned British ranking creator Times Higher Education, ranks the social and economic role and impact of higher education institutions along the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The University of Debrecen was examined in 4 of the 17 categories, and in each of them it was ranked among the best.
    • Europe Teaching Rankings
      • The University of Debrecen is ranked for the first time on the Europe Teaching Rankings 2019 list of Times Higher Education created based on educational excellence, in the 151-200th category.
    • Ranking by subject
      • In addition to the world university rankings, the British Times Higher Education (THE) publishes its thematic world rankings each year in 11 major subject areas. In 2022, the University of Debrecen was ranked among the best in five thematic rankings.
  • UI GreenMetric World University Ranking
    • In 2020, the University of Indonesia assessed 911 universities, within the framework of its ’GreenMetric’ project. They examined how ’green’ and environmentally conscious the individual institutions are. The University of Pécs, as the best Hungarian institution, was ranked 59th, while the University of Debrecen was ranked 236th on the list.
  • Best Global Universities
    • Primarily, the academic recognition of higher education institutions is taken into account for the Best Global Universities list compiled by US News. The University of Debrecen was ranked 748th in the world
  • RUR (Round University Ranking)
    • World University Rankings
      • The University of Debrecen was ranked 377th on the 2021 higher education world ranking of Round University Ranking (RUR), published in the spring by the Moscow-based independent organization.
      • The world’s top 1000 universities are evaluated on the list, based on 20 factors in 4 core areas: education (40%), research (40%), international indicators (10%) and financial sustainability (10%).
    • Subject Rankings
      • Round University Ranking (RUR) Subject Rankings evaluate the performance of more than 800 of the world’s leading higher education institutions by 6 broad subject areas: humanities, life sciences, medical sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences and social sciences.
        The University of Debrecen was included in five thematic lists in 2021.



Last update: 2021. 11. 15. 13:13