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Comenius University makes top 400 in sustainability

Bratislava, 22 April, 2021: Comenius University Bratislava achieved a very good position in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 which focus on UN’s sustainability goals. It was the only Slovak university to rank in the top 400 and finished even higher in selected indicators. CU was the second best ranked university from the region comprising Slovakia and its neighbouring countries.


22. 04. 2021 20.36 hod.
By: External Relations Office CU

The Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They look at 17 indicators such as gender equality, affordable and clean energy or climate action.

This year's edition compares 1115 universities from 94 countries. Overall, Comenius University Bratislava ranked 301st-400th. In Quality of Health and Life CU ranked 29th among the participating universities and ended 37th worldwide in the indicator measuring peace, justice and institutional strength. These indicators assess the proportion of research and publications on these topics. In quality education, CU ranked 301st-400th worldwide. This indicator reflects research aimed at youth education and lifelong learning. Participating universities can choose the indicators in which they want to be assessed.

"Comenius University is ranked among the world's top 400 universities in a ranking which assesses the impact of universities on the economy and, more broadly, on sustainable development of society. We are pleased with this result but it should not be overestimated because quality of universities needs to be assessed in a comprehensive manner,” says CU Rector Marek Števček.

Other Slovak universities also made the list. PJ Šafárik University in Košice placed 401st-600th, the University of Economics in Bratislava and the Technical University in Košice ended up 601st-800th. Four Czech universities including Charles University in Prague ranked 401st-600th. Out of the universities in our neighbouring countries, only University in Pécs achieved a better ranking than Comenius University, placing 201st-300th.

Comenius University is the only Slovak university to feature in other rankings. It is ranked 601st-700th in the Shanghai Ranking. The worldwide Round University Ranking has it at position 394. CU also ranks 572nd in the prestigious Best Global Universities ranking and 701st-750th in the QS World University Rankings. In the NTU (National Taiwan University) Ranking it achieved significant success in physics, placing 252nd on the 2020 worldwide list.