The 2020 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects ranks CEU highly in a number of core social sciences subjects.
In the latest report, CEU achieved the following world rankings:
- Economics: 101-150
- Political Sciences: 101-150
- Psychology: 201-300
- Public Administration: 101-150
CEU was ranked the top university in Hungary for the four subjects above.
Regarding Economics, CEU was ranked 1st in both Austria and Hungary and joint 1st in Central and Eastern Europe.
ShanghaiRanking is widely considered one of the three most influential university rankings in the world, and arguably the most important for academics, due to its focus on research. According to the organisation: “The subject rankings maintain the use of transparent methodology and third-party data. Ranking indicators include those measures of research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality, and the highest academic recognitions. Academic award is a featured indicator in the global rankings.”
In total, 54 subjects across the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences were ranked, and the report included more than 4,000 universities. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy also issues the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).