In the data input of the recently published World University Ranking the British Times Higher Education weekly's there were 1128 participating institutes. In the 2015-2016 report, data about the best 800 institute were published, that includes six Hungarian universities: the Semmelweis University (SE), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the University of Szeged (SZTE), the University of Debrecen (DE) and the University of Pécs (PTE).
Phil Bathy, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings wrote the position of BME in the 601-800 range in a letter to the University – told Tibor Czigány, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Hungarian hihger education institute had never been listed in this University Ranking. (In other lists of THE there had already been Hungarian data, for example in the BRICS & Emerging Economies lists in 2014 and 2015, there were SZTE, DE and SZTE, in the ranking in social sciences there was the Central European University (CEU) from Hungary – the editor.)
According to the analysis BME was the best in Industry income and knowledge transfer. In that field BME is ranked 373rd with 39.7 point, slightly above the average (36.9 pont). That indicator (pillar) has a 2.5% weight factor in the calculation of world ranking – told Dávid Barton, member of BME OMIKK staff who is responsible for monitoring university rankings.
This World University Ranking is compiled yearly upon five pillars: education environment (Teaching), the number if citations of the publications of the institute (Citations), the market income (Industry income), and the number of foreign staff members and students (International outlook). The first three pillars have equally 30% weight, Industrial income weighted 2.5% and International outlook has a weight factor of 7.5% - according to the expert. (The current methodology and the weight factors of the indicators were published in the last week. Details are available here, while the indicators of BME are shown here – the editor.)