Comenius University is the best ranked Slovak university in the QS ranking

Comenius University Bratislava continues to be the best-ranked Slovak university in the QS world university rankings. The current edition places it in the shared 771st – 780th place band. Since 2016, CU's position has consistently oscillated between 650th And 800th place. As for the individual evaluated areas, we ranked highest in the employment outcome (233rd place) and in the faculty student ratio (268th place).

06. 07. 2023 08.59 hod.
By: CU External Relations Office

The top 5 ranked institutions in the new edition are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Stanford University. Imperial College London, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, University College London and University of California Berkeley complete the top 10 in the ranking.

Slovakia has 5 institutions in the current ranking, while Austria has 8, Hungary 11, the Czech Republic 16 and Poland 22. Slovak universities were represented by Comenius University Bratislava, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Technical University in Košice and Žilina University in Žilina. Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra did not make it into the evaluation this year.

The QS ranking underwent a significant methodological transformation from the previous year and the new method of evaluation affected the ranking of Slovak universities. Official QS documents inform that the 2024 edition evaluated 2963 institutions from 104 locations and 1499 institutions were published.

In the March evaluation by subjects, Comenius University was ranked in four and managed to reach the TOP 500 worldwide in all of them. Comenius University achieved the best ranking in the area of petroleum engineering research, in the 151st-160th place band. In the area of agriculture and forestry research, it ranked 351st-400th. In medicine it ranked 451st-500th and placed in the same band in physics and astronomy.



Comenius University is the only Slovak university to be ranked in all important rankings. According to The Center for World University Rankings, it is 661st in the world. It reached the 771st-780th place in the QS World University Rankings. In the Round University Ranking, it is ranked 426th, in the education category it was ranked 178th. 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, while in the subject of physics it is ranked 301st-350th worldwide. In the ranking of The Three University Missions MosIUR it is in 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.