Bratislava, 24 June 2024: Comenius University Bratislava (CU) was once again ranked in the shared 601st-800th place band in the social responsibility ranking of universities and is the best ranked university in Slovakia. This means it defended its previous position in the 2024 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (THE Impact Rankings) even though competition continuously increases and the ranking now evaluates 2152 institutions from 125 countries and regions of the world.

26. 06. 2024 10.28 hod.
By: CU External Relations Office

CU has participated in the ranking since 2019, when THE began assessing how higher education institutions contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through 17 indicators.

CU achieved the best ranking in indicator SDG 3 (health and quality of life), where it was placed in a shared 62nd position, which represents the best ranking in the entire V4 region. The university also achieved a good ranking in the SDG 16 indicator (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), ending in a shared 81st place. In this indicator and among the V4 countries, it is second only to the University of Szeged from Hungary. CU also ranked in SDG 4 (quality education) and in SDG 17 (partnership to achieve the goals), ending in the 801st-1000th place.

Australia's Western Sydney University is at the top of the global ranking for the third year in a row. The British University of Manchester and the Australian University of Tasmania took a joint second place.

A total of five universities from Slovakia were ranked in the sixth edition of THE Impact Rankings. In addition to the CU, they include the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (1001st – 1500th place), Technical University in Košice (1001st – 1500th place), University of Economics in Bratislava (1001st – 1500th place) and Žilina University in Žilina (1501+ place).

Last year, CU was ranked in the 600th-800th place band overall; in SDG 3 it took 201st-300th place; in SDG 16 the shared 77th place; in SDG 4 the 601st-800th place and in SDG 17 the 801st-1000th place.