Our global reputation for excellence is once again confirmed by CEU’s performance in the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In a standout performance, we rank among the best in the world.
With two subjects in the top 50 universities worldwide, three in the top 100 and an additional two in the top 200, CEU tops all other universities in Hungary in these subjects. Looking at the broader subject areas, in Arts and Humanities worldwide, CEU is number 120. In the Social Sciences, we are 170. In these categories, we rank second in Austria, just behind University of Vienna.
Drilling down to program level, CEU ranks 30th in Politics and International Studies (up from 41st), and 37th in Philosophy (up from 44th). Our History, Social Policy and Administration and Sociology programs ranks in the top 100, worldwide, while with our offerings in Economics and Econometrics and Law we are in the top 200.
My congratulations to you, the whole CEU community, and my deep appreciation. As we look forward to moving our teaching to our new home in Vienna, we do so with an outstanding reputation. And without a doubt, it is your hard work that puts us here.
President and Rector
At a time when the Hungarian government has expelled CEU from Budapest, CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff observed, “how ironic it is that the government seeks to drive us out when the rankings establish CEU’s position as the number 1 research university in Hungary.”
The rankings position CEU as greatly contributing to the global reputation enjoyed by Vienna's world renowned universities, in the year when CEU moves its teaching programs to the Austrian capital.
Rector Ignatieff added: “As we look towards launching our first ever undergraduate programs this fall in Vienna, we’re proud of our record as one of the world’s foremost research and learning institutions. Faculty and staff at CEU can take real pride in their accomplishments.”