I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

Liszt Academy is the only Hungarian university in the top 100

23 March 2023

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is the highest ranked Hungarian institution in the QS 2023 rankings, taking 51st-100th place again in the performing arts category.

Liszt Academy has retained its prominent position: the international Rankings by Subject 2023, published by one of the best-known higher education ranking institutions, the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), compares the world's almost 1600 universities in 54 disciplines across five major fields. Liszt Academy stands out among Hungarian universities with its 51st-100th place in Performing Arts category, which it has retained this year: no other Hungarian institution has performed as well in its own discipline.

The QS does not publish detailed rankings from the 50th place onwards, but compiles a group ranking, with the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music alongside Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Cornell University and one of Liszt Academy's partners, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

The rankings in English are available by clicking here.

Rankings for performing arts can be found here.

International subject rankings are based on five criteria: reputation and prestige of the institution in the academic world, where the Liszt Academy scores highly (80.4  out of 100), as well as recognition by employers, number of publications and citations, and international collaborations.

Musicology research at Liszt Academy as well as scientific activities of Kodály Institute and Liszt Museum are both outstanding, internationally too. Researchers at Liszt Academy regularly accept foreign invitations, researchers at Liszt Museum play a leading role in the international network of Liszt memorial places. Kodály Institute has a world-wide reputation for the continuous development of the Kodály Method and its educational programmes (Kodály Hub, Move mi Music). In addition, many of Liszt Academy's teachers are internationally renowned performers, and its graduates are well-known for their talent, gaining admission to prestigious symphony orchestras both in Hungary and abroad.