Outstanding publications and active cooperation with international researchers – these are the assets of Palacký University Olomouc, confirmed by the international CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018. In the number and percentage of highly cited publications, Olomouc tops the list of Czech universities. In the global competition of 938 universities, UP is ranked, for example, at number 284 in Physical Sciences and Engineering. In the category of publications based on international collaboration, UP placed at number 65 in Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Due to high-quality scientific articles in selected prestigious journals, qualified in their respective fields among the proportion of the top 5% or even the top 1% of highly cited articles, Palacký University won out over Masaryk University in Brno, Charles University in Prague, Czech Technical University in Prague, and University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. Other Czech universities were not included in the ranking, since they did not fulfil the criterion of at least one thousand publications in the years 2013–2016.
The most successful scientists in Olomouc are those employed in Physical Sciences. Thanks to their highly cited publications (top 1%) UP reached the 284th place in the world, surpassing other Czech universities. UP is also the best Czech institution in Life and Earth sciences (no. 390 globally).
Leiden Ranking offers several comparisons. The positions of universities are based on the selection of individual indicators and parameters including the minimal publication output. Therefore, there is not one final order in the ranking as in most other prestigious rankings.
|Impact||Leiden Ranking 2018|
|Umístění podle PP top 1 % bez minima publikací||Biomedical and Health Sciences||Life and Earth Sciences||Mathematics and Computer||Physical Sciences and Engineering||Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Source: CWTS Leiden Ranking|
The international ranking also focuses on outstanding publications produced in international collaboration between scientists from two or more countries. In this indicator, UP placed first among other Czech universities in Physical Sciences (no. 65 globally) and in Life and Earth Sciences (no. 182). In terms of works produced in international collaboration in all sciences, UP is the second best Czech university after Czech Technical University in Prague; that is, number 126 in the worldwide context.
|Collaboration||Leiden Ranking 2018|
|Umístění podle PP international collaboration (bez minima publikací)||All Sciences||Biomedical and Health Sciences||Life and Earth Sciences||Mathematics and Computer||Physical Sciences and Engineering||Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Source: CWTS Leiden Ranking|
This international ranking is conducted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, the Netherlands, on the basis of the Web of Science database. It ranks universities merely upon the basis of bibliometric data; unlike in other rankings, it does not rely on reputation surveys and the quality of education at institutions. More detailed information is available HERE.