The University of Pécs has been named as one of the world’s top universities, according to the twentieth edition of one of the world’s most-consulted university rankings. The 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings, released by global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds on 27 June, see
University of Pécs place #801-850 in the world and #5 in Hungary.
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the ranking and to reflect the growth in data availability and changing priorities of students and society at large over the past two decades, QS has implemented the largest methodological enhancement since its inception, introducing three new metrics: Sustainability, Employment Outcomes and International Research Network, and adjusting the weighting of some existing indicators, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, and Faculty Student Ratio. Read more about QS’ full methodological breakdown for the World University Rankings »
QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “The 2024 QS World University Rankings represents a major step in the evolution of the exercise, marking the most significant innovation in its methodological paradigm since its inception two decades ago. More than ever, it aligns with Gen Z and Alpha priorities, providing institutions with a unique lens through which to assess their performance in areas paramount to shaping a brighter future for generations to come.”
Dániel Kehl, associate professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs and expert of international higher education rankings highlighted: "On the one hand, increasing the number of criteria is gratifying, on the other hand, UP was adversely affected by the change, because in addition to the international student ratio, the quality of education is traditionally a strength of our university, in which we have shown progress this year as well", informed Dániel Kehl.