Comenius University makes it into the top 500 in the Shanghai Ranking

Bratislava, 4 July 2019: In the Shanghai Ranking evaluation of academic subjects, Comenius University in Bratislava was placed in the top 500 in the category of Natural Sciences. The university was ranked in the 201st to 300th band in Physics, the 401st to 500th band in Mathematics, and also the 401st to 500th band in Earth Sciences. This ranking of the world’s best universities was released last week.

03. 07. 2019 09.35 hod.
By: CU Public Relations Office

A total of 4000 of the world’s best universities were included in the ranking. The top 500 also included Charles University in Prague and Masaryk University in Brno (in some subjects). Comenius University was the only university from Slovakia to be included in the ranking.

The ranking covers fifty-four academic subjects in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The criteria in the ranking of academic subjects are based upon scientific journals which publish in the given area as well as the identification of the most influential and reliable international forms of recognition in particular subjects.

“Given the level of financing of education and scientific research in Slovakia, it is remarkable that Comenius University is included among these excellent universities. We are among the world’s best when it comes to the natural sciences in particular. In am confident that over time we will also establish a reputation in other areas as a respected institution which can offer the world its high-quality and experienced experts,” said Comenius University rector, Marek Števček.

The evaluation identified 134 elite scientific journals in 45 fields, 26 top awards in 23 fields, and 17 top conferences in information technology and engineering. This survey involved over 450 professors from 80 universities in 15 countries who work in 56 areas of research. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released these university rankings since 2009.