Leiden Ranking

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
Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World
UP Olomouc 215 458 174 390 267 677 124 284 295 734
MU Brno 192 409 248 592 48 124 320 792 241 628
CU Prague 259 566 261 632 233 589 297 697 121 321
CTU Prague 328 847 251 608 278 701 264 596 320 772
UCT Prague 88 176 179 415 339 827 294 688 319 773
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
Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World
UP 99 126 195 252 145 182 220 368 50 65 60 118
MU 178 221 100 130 180 230 194 326 238 383 147 260
UK 132 165 179 230 194 256 104 174 85 107 53 105
ČVUT 83 107 289 426 246 366 247 425 96 123 226 425
VŠCHT 310 515 298 451 304 612 322 775 313 595 344 934
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.