CWUR (Center for World University Rankings)

In the ranking of the world’s best universities provided by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2020–2021, Palacký University Olomouc placed 573rd in the overall ranking of 2000 universities. In addition to the UP, another 11 Czech universities have entered the rangings. Compared with them, Palacký University finished second after Charles University when it surpassed Masaryk University, improving its position from the last year.

The Centre for World University Rankings has adapted the methodology for 2019–2020 to place the same emphasis on the educational environment and research and now evaluates universities on the basis of four metrics: Quality of education (25%), employment of graduates (25%), quality of staff (10%), and research performance (40%). This includes research (10%), high quality publications (10%), number of research works in influential journals (10%) and citation (10%) The assesment is based primarily on Thomson Reuters database and tracks data up to a decade back. It works only with available data, not including the university's reputation, which forms a substantial part of other prestigious rankings. CWUR has been publishing the ranking of 1000 most influential universities since 2014 and for the second time this year twice as many universities were evaluated, that is 2000.

 

2018–2019

2019–2020

2020–2021

Charles University in Prague

203

237

237
Palacký University Olomouc 610 572 573

Masaryk University

571

546

577

Czech Technical University in Prague

667

652

609

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

930

1024

1021

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

-

1100

1131
Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague - 1339 1263

Brno University of Technology

-

1146

1361

Mendel University in Brno

-

1733

1717

University of Ostrava

-

1773

1897

University of West Bohemia

-

1795

1905

VSB Technical University of Ostrava

-

1853

1912

University of Pardubice

-

1892

-

Source: CWUR - World University Rankings 2020–2021
cwur.org/2020-21