Comenius University remains in the top 500 universities in the world, moving up 12 places

Bratislava, 6 April 2017: Comenius University in Bratislava has once again made it into the list of the top 500 universities in the world. The Round University Ranking (RUR) placed Comenius University in 433rd place. Comenius University was the only Slovak university to be included in the ranking. It improved its ranking by 12 places, having been ranked 445th in 2016.

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The ranking, which uses data going back to 2010, evaluates 20 indicators in four core areas: education (40 %), research (40 %), international diversity (10 %), and financial sustainability (10 %). The ranking assessed the world’s top 930 universities, from 80 countries, and their performance over the last eight years.

(A detailed breakdown of each indicator is available in the Methodology section on the RUR website:

Comenius University, which was ranked in 433rd place, scored highest in the areas of education (220th place).

First place was taken by Harvard University, which was followed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Chicago, Imperial College London, and Stanford University.

"Rankings of the world’s best universities are just one of the evaluation criteria we work with. Nonetheless, they are a popular indicator of scientometrics and they clearly show what sort of competitive international environment we are in and where we would like to see ourselves in the future. They are a form of motivation for us to do our job better and better," said Comenius University Rector, Professor Karol Mičieta.