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 2016. In the number and percentage of highly cited publications, Olomouc tops the list of Czech universities. In the global competition of 842 universities, UP is ranked, for example, at number 202 in Life and Earth Sciences. In the category of publications based on international collaboration, UP placed at number 60 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 10% or even the top 1% of highly cited articles, Palacký University won out over Masaryk University in Brno, Charles University in Prague, and Czech Technical University 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 2011–2014.

The most successful scientists in Olomouc are those employed in Life and Earth Sciences. Thanks to their highly cited publications (top 1%) UP reached the 202nd place in the world, surpassing other Czech universities. UP is also the best Czech institution in Physical Sciences and Engineering (no. 481 globally). In these two areas, UP outperformed other Czech universities even in the top 10% of highly cited publications.

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 2016

Proportion of top 1% publications, no minimal publication output

Biomedical and Health Sciences Life and Earth sciences Mathematics and Computer Sciences Physical Sciences and Engineering Social Sciences and Humanities
Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World
UP Olomouc 273 624 92 202 242 584 220 481 299 694
MU Brno 202 413 183 398 212 508 255 581 230 568
CU Prague 240 511 221 481 209 503 261 599 194 493
CTU Prague 308 794 292 718 230 546 287 682 48 154

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. 60 globally) and in Life and Earth Sciences (no. 161). 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 107 in the worldwide context.

Collaboration Leiden Ranking 2016

Proportion of publications within international collaboration, no minimal publication output

All sciences Biomedical and Health Sciences Life and Earth sciences Mathematics and Computer Sciences Physical Sciences and Engineering Social Sciences and Humanities
Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World Europe World
UP Olomouc 89 107 198 247 134 161 275 497 50 60 55 112
MU Brno 207 257 204 255 178 230 134 206 204 317 111 217
CU Prague 97 116 169 204 187 242 60 101 56 66 54 110
CTU Prague 53 64 248 335 230 343 243 396 70 86 310 756