Bratislava, 5 June 2024: Yesterday, QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) published its ranking of the best universities for 2025. In this latest edition Comenius University Bratislava (CU) ranked in the shared 661st - 670th place band, improving its position from last year when it ranked 771st - 780th. CU is also the best ranked university in Slovakia.

11. 06. 2024 09.46 hod.
By: CU External Relations Office

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Imperial College London, University of Oxford and Harvard University are the best-ranked universities worldwide.

Five universities from Slovakia were ranked in addition to CU. Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice maintained its 851st-900th position from last year. The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, the Technical University in Košice, the University of Žilina in Žilina and the Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra were all ranked in the 1001st-1200th place band.

The QS WUR ranking evaluates universities according to eight criteria with different weights: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (15%), faculty student ratio (10%), citations per faculty (20%), international student ratio (5%), international faculty ratio (5%), employment outcomes (5%) and sustainability (5%).

QS World University Rankings is one of the leading world rankings and has been evaluating universities since 2004. This year, the ranking published a list of 1,503 top higher education institutions from 106 locations around the world.

"University rankings are only an indicative indicator and we tend to take them with a large grain of salt. Nevertheless, I am pleased that Comenius University has improved its QS WUR ranking compared to the previous year. This comes as a direct result of the enormous commitment of our researchers, who deliver world-class results under challenging economic conditions," says CU rector Marek Števček.



Comenius University is the only Slovak university which regularly appears in all prominent rankings. It reached the 1001st–1200th place band in World University Rankings. In the Round University Ranking, it ranked 589th overall and 351st in the education category. In ARWU ranking (Shanghai ranking) it placed in the 901st-1000th place band. The prestigious Best Global Universities ranking ranks it 639th overall, and 266th in physics. The SCImago ranking lists it in 1176th place. In the NTU Ranking (National Taiwan University Rankings) it is ranked 851st-900th overall and 351st-400th in physics, worldwide. It ranks 286th in The Three University Missions MosIUR, and THE Impact Rankings puts it in the 601st-800th place band. THE WUR ranking puts Comenius University in the 1001st - 1200th place band overall. World University Ranking RankPro ranked it 147th in Europe.