CEU Ranks 29th in International Studies; Awarded QS Rankings in Six Subjects

April 30, 2015

CEU earned the best rankings in its history in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking, published April 29. CEU's programs related to politics and international studies jumped to 29th in the world, and 7th in Europe. The University's programs in history, law and economics were listed for the first time, and CEU's sociology and philosophy programs retained or improved on their rankings.

In the subject of politics and international studies, represented at CEU by the Department of Political Science, the Department of International Relations, and the Department of Public Policy, CEU ranked 29th. This is an advance from its placement in the 51-100 group in 2014. CEU ranks ahead of such institutions as King's College London, University College London, and the University of Warwick in this subject. For detailed rankings in this subject, see http://bit.ly/1bTHXpK

In philosophy, CEU placed in the 51-100 range for a third year, in the same category as University College London, Northwestern University and University of Bologna. QS does not assign specific rankings beyond 50. For more information, see http://bit.ly/1zd6tfJ

In sociology, represented at CEU by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology returned to the list in 2015, placing in the best 51-100. It was most recently listed in the 101-151 range in 2012. CEU shares this category with Brown University, University of Washington and the Universite de Montreal, among others. For the detailed rankings in this subject, see http://bit.ly/1ODIzRC.

In history, CEU placed among the best 101-150, according to QS, its first-ever ranking by the organization. CEU's history programs are offered by the Department of History and the Department of Medieval Studies. In economics and econometrics, CEU's Department of Economics was ranked for the first time, placing in the top 151-200. In law, represented by the Department of Legal Studies, CEU debuted in the same range. For detailed rankings in history, see http://bit.ly/1PXm0ED. For economics, see http://bit.ly/1In6oIk, and for law, see http://bit.ly/1Ile2mJ

The QS World University Rankings by Subject were created in response to a demand for more detail than provided by the company’s overall rankings, which are released in the fall each year. In the subject rankings, universities are ranked based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research citations, with weightings tailored to each subject.