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. Masaryk University and Czech Technical University placed in the same category, with Charles University in Prague coming in first place among Czech institutions of higher learning at 201st to 300th place.

In addition to the global evaluation, universities were ranked according to 52 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 six subjects: physics, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences.

overall placingnumber of placements
in individual fields
Charles University Prague201st–300th20
Palacký University Olomouc601st–700th6
Masaryk University Brno601st-700th6
Czech Technical University601st–700th5


 Detailed information in charts available HERE.