We Preserve our Position in THE Impact Rankings

Bratislava, 5 June 2023: Comenius University Bratislava was ranked in the 601st-800th place band of the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and is the best-ranked school in Slovakia. It ranked highest in the ‘Peace, justice and strong institutions’ indicator, placing 77th worldwide. The indicator evaluates research in the areas of peace and justice, the university's actions in this area - for example the fight against corruption, cooperation with the government and the proportion of graduates of law, and social responsibility. THE Impact Rankings is one of the rankings that assess universities against UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

07. 06. 2023 08.38 hod.
By: CU External Relations Office

The assessment is divided into 17 indicators, including, among others, gender equality, affordable and clean energy or climate action. Institutions are included in the ranking if they complete at least four of the 17 indicators. This year's edition evaluates 1591 universities from 112 countries and regions of the world.

"Comenius University Bratislava was ranked 601st-800th, same as last year, consolidating its position among higher education institutions in the expanding ranking," says CU Rector Marek Števček. In addition to placing 77th overall in peace, justice and strong institutions, the university was ranked 201st-300th in good health and wellbeing, 601st-800th in the quality of education and 801st-1000th in partnerships for the goals.

Participating universities can choose the indicators in which they want to be evaluated and ‘partnerships for achieving goals’ is the only mandatory indicator. Indicators are grouped into three categories – policies adopted by the institution, activities contributing to the fulfilment of the goals and indicators of progress towards goals.

The ranking evaluated six universities from Slovakia. In addition to CU they include PJ Šafárik University in Košice (801st – 1000th band), University of Economics in Bratislava (1001+), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (1001+), Technical University in Košice (1001+) and Žilina University (1001+). Comenius University is seventh best in the V4 group of countries in 'good health and wellbeing', behind Charles University of Prague and ahead of Masaryk University of Brno and Palacký University of Olomouc. In the 'peace, justice and strong institutions' indicator, CU is second among the universities of the V4 countries, just behind Charles University of Prague.


Comenius University is the only Slovak university which regularly appears in all prominent rankings. According to The Center for World University Rankings, it is 661st in the world. It reached the 651st-700th place band in QS World University Rankings. In the Round University Ranking, it ranked 426th overall and 178th in the education category. In ARWU ranking (Shanghai ranking) it placed in the 701st-800th place band. The prestigious Best Global Universities ranking ranks it 639th overall, and 266th in physics. The SCImago ranking lists it in 573rd place. In the NTU Ranking (National Taiwan University Rankings) it is ranked 701st-750th overall and 301st-350th in physics, worldwide. In the ranking of The Three University Missions, MosIUR is on 284th place. THE WUR ranking puts Comenius University in the 1001st - 1200th place band overall. World University Ranking RankPro placed it in 222nd place in Europe.