International ranking: UP's success

The University of Pécs has achieved the prestigious 127th place in the distinguished Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings, comparing institutions of 50 emerging countries in an international ranking. By achieving this position, the University of Pécs has become the best university in Hungary outside the capital - the only institution ranked better is the Semmelweis University. 

UP's strong performance in international ranking


THE considers institutions from the 50 countries classified as emerging economies (advanced and secondary) or “frontier economies” by FTSE (Financial Times and Stock Exchange). But institutions from only 42 of these countries made the final top 378 list. So our institution’s place in this ranking of the best research-led universities among the emerging economy nations is a significant achievement. Furthermore the University of Pécs, celebrating the 650th anniversary of it's foundation only last year, is in the first third of this ranking - preceded only by Semmelweis in Hungary.


The ranking uses the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, examining each university’s strengths against all of its core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But the methodology has been carefully recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in emerging economies. More weight is given, for example, to a university’s industry links and international outlook. 


UP's strong performance in international ranking