Bratislava, 7 September 2016: Comenius University is once again the only Slovak university to have been included in the QS World University Rankings. It was once again placed in the 651st to 700th ranking band.

08. 09. 2016 07.54 hod.
By: CU Public Relations Office

The first three places in the rankings went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1st), Stanford University (2nd), and Harvard University (3rd).

The rankings assess universities using six criteria which vary in importance: academic peer review (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international student ratio (5%), and international staff ratio (5%).

The QS World University Rankings, which were published for the first time in 2004, collected data from 4332 universities for the current rankings and then evaluated the top 916 universities in the world. The results were published on Tuesday 6 September 2016.

Comenius University has a longstanding tradition of being the only Slovak university to be included in a number of rankings of the best universities in the world. The Center for World University Rankings from July 2016 saw Comenius University placed 637th, which is an improvement from the 685th place it had been awarded in the previous year. In rankings published by the University Ranking by Academic Performance and the Round University Ranking, it has even been placed in the top 500.

“International rankings are one of the ways that the education, research and scientific output of universities are measured. They are important to us as a means of comparing ourselves to universities abroad, and they offer an incentive for us to continue improving in our work. These rankings show that in spite of inadequate financing, our scientific activity and quality of tuition is of a world-class standard,” said Comenius University Rector, Professor Karol Mičieta.