CWUR (Center for World University Rankings)
In the ranking of the world’s best universities provided by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2018–2019, Palacký University Olomouc placed 610th. Four Czech universities (Charles University, Czech Technical University, Masaryk University and the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice) have entered the rangings in addition to the UP. Compared with them, Palacký University finished third behind Charles University and Masaryk University.
The Centre for World University Rankings has adapted the methodology for 2018–2019 and now evaluates universities based on seven metrics: Quality of education, employment of graduates, quality of staff, research, quality of publications, number of research work in influential journals and citation. 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.