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Four Hungarians among the top 1,000 universities

Seven Hungarian universities have been included in the 2021 world ranking published by US News Best Global Universities.

In the overall world ranking, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) achieved the best place among Hungarian institutions, ranking 414th. In second place was Semmelweis University (672nd) and the University of Debrecen (672nd), followed by the University of Szeged (726th).

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and the University of Pécs (PTE) were no longer in the top thousand: BME was 1,020th, while PTE was 1,131st. CEU was also included in the list with a partial result.

ELTE was listed as the best university in Hungary as well, ranking 182nd in the European sub-categories, as well as 543th in chemistry, 226th in physics, 230th in psychology and 155th in space research. 

The best partial result was achieved by Semmelweis University: 87th in the field of cardiology and the cardiovascular system. It is the best Hungarian ranking in the scientific sub-rankings. The medical university ranks 285th on the European list and is otherwise on eight specialization lists, ranking between 87th and 345th.

The University of Debrecen was ranked 285th in Europe and in five sub-categories, with the best ranking in physics (375th). The University of Szeged was ranked in four sub-rankings (chemistry, pharmacy, neurology and behavioral sciences and physics) and achieved 308th in Europe.

BME achieved the best partial ranking (491st) in IT, placing 402nd in the overall European list. 

The University of Pécs is the 444th best institution in Europe according to the US News ranking and achieved its best partial position in clinical pharmacy (512th).

CEU, although not ranked overall, got 346th place in social sciences.

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