Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

The Shanghai Ranking

The ARWU ranking is the oldest international university ranking, first published in 2003. It was originally produced by Shanghai University and since 2009 it has been published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy company. It is focussed mainly on the academic and research levels of the universities, using a different methodology than THE World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. For evaluating world universities, it takes into account six indicators, including the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science and the number of articles cited. In addition, it also takes into account the number of cited researchers in the Highly Cited Researchers database and the number of Nobel prize-winners affiliated with a given institution.

Palacký University was placed on the ARWU in 2017 for the first time, when in addition to its TOP 500 list of universities, ARWU also listed universities in the 500th to 800th positions. Palacký University placed between the 601st and 700th positions. Despite the fact that in the year 2018 the number of evaluated institutions has risen of another 200, and so there are already 1000 universities, Olomouc University has managed to defend its position from the previous year, and in 2020 placed between 501st–600th positions.

In addition to the global evaluation, universities were ranked according to 54 subjects in natural sciences, technical sciences, environmental sciences, medicine, and social sciences. Altogether, more than 4000 universities were evaluated. Palacký University placed among the top 500 schools in seven subjects: physics, chemistry, ecology, material science and engineering, biological sciences, environmental sciences, public health and pharmaceutical sciences.

  Overall Placing
2017
Overall Placing
2018
Overall Placing
2019
Overall Placing
2020
Charles University in Prague 201st-300th 201st-300th 201st-300th 201st-300th
Palacký University Olomouc 601st-700th 601st-700th 501st-600th 501st-600th
Masaryk University in Brno 601st-700th 501st-600th 601st-700th 601st-700th
Czech Technical University in Prague 601st-700th 601st-700th 701st-800th 701st-800th
Czech University of Life Sciences - 901st-1000th 901st-1000th 801st-900th
University of Chemistry and Technology - 901st-1000th 701st-800th 901st-1000th
University of South Bohemia - 901st-1000th 901st-1000th 901st-1000th

Source: Academic Ranging of World Universities

Detailed information in charts available HERE.