RUR 2022: the University of Debrecen is at the forefront of financial sustainability


The University of Debrecen is the best higher education institution in Hungary in the field of financial sustainability in the latest ranking of the Round University Ranking. Overall, the institution ranks 450th in the latest global rankings of the Moscow-based independent ranking maker as the best Hungarian university.

Round University Ranking (RUR) has been publishing its rankings since 2010. The list evaluates 1,300 leading universities in 85 countries based on 20 indicators examining 4 areas: education (40%), research (40%), financial sustainability (10%), and international indicators (10%).

In 2022, the University of Debrecen was ranked 201st in the RUR’s now published list in the field of education. In the field of financial sustainability, DE proved to be the best Hungarian university. Among the indicators examined when compiling the ragout, the international indicators of the institution have been improving for years, in this segment, the University of Debrecen moved from the 390th place to the 369th place last year.

In 2022, the institution received the most points in the field of education (70,376), followed by international indicators (61,916), financial sustainability (47,350), and research (41,695).

– The University of Debrecen is still at the forefront of major international rankings in the world. Faculty performance evaluations under development and acceptance can significantly increase the university’s scientific and educational potential, thus launching our career in an upward spiral in the rankings – Ákos Pintér, Rector’s Commissioner for Rankings, told in connection with the announcement of the ranking results.

The RUR 2022 list is led by the California Institute of Technology in the United States, followed by Harvard University in second place and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in third place.

Among the domestic institutions, in addition to the University of Debrecen, the University of Semmelweis, the University of Szeged and the University of Eötvös Loránd have been added to the list.

The full ranking is available on the RUR website.

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