Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

The Shanghai Ranking

The ARWU ranking is the oldest international university ranking, first published in 2003. It was originally produced by Shanghai University and since 2009 it has been published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy company. It is focussed mainly on the academic and research levels of the universities, using a different methodology than THE World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. For evaluating world universities, it takes into account six indicators, including the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science and the number of articles cited. In addition, it also takes into account the number of cited researchers in the Highly Cited Researchers database and the number of Nobel prize-winners affiliated with a given institution.

Palacký University was placed on the ARWU in 2017 for the first time, when in addition to its TOP 500 list of universities, ARWU also listed universities in the 500th to 800th positions. Palacký University placed between the 601st and 700th positions. Despite the fact that in the year 2018 the number of evaluated institutions has risen of another 200, and so there are already 1000 universities, Olomouc University has managed to defend its position.

In addition to the global evaluation, universities were ranked according to 54 subjects in natural sciences, technical sciences, environmental sciences, medicine, and social sciences. Altogether, more than 4000 universities were evaluated. Palacký University placed among the top 500 schools in five subjects: physics, chemistry, biological sciences, environmental sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences.

overall placing
2017
overall placing
2018
Charles University Prague201st–300th201st–300th
Palacký University Olomouc 601st–700th 601st–700th
Masaryk University Brno601st–700th501st–700th
Czech Technical University601st–700th 601st–700th
Czech University of Agriculture Prague x901st–1000th
University of Chemistry and Technology Praguex901st–1000th
University of South Bohemia České Budějovicex901st–1000th

 Source: Academic Ranging of World Universities

 Detailed information in charts available HERE.