The Times Higher Education World University Ranking

The list, published since 2010 by the UK journal The Times Higher Education (THE), is one of the three most renowned global rankings of universities and higher education institutes. It judges universities in several areas, such as the quality of teaching, science and research, citations, international outlook, and co-operation with the corporate sector (industry income/knowledge transfer). The core factors in the overall evaluation are related to scientific performance, including teaching, research, and citations. One of the indicators was the Reputation Survey, conducted among global academics, who rate a university’s reputation for research excellence and teaching quality.

In the latest THE World Universities Rankings 2020, Palacký University kept its same position between 601th and 800th places as in the previous year. In the same category, UP is now represented in company with Masaryk University in Brno. From the Czech Universities, only Charles University in Prague was better (401st–500th position).

UP scored highest out of these in International Mix, at 424th place. Compared to its previous evaluation, UP improved its score, mainly in the sphere of research, namely in research productivity and revenue from science and research, in conversion to an academic worker. It also has improved nearly in all indicators in education.

UP Olomouc scores traditionally well in Citations (46,9). In terms of Czech universities, only Charles University scored better (53,0).

 

Teaching

Research

Citation

Industry Income

International Outlook

RANK THE2020

Charles University Prague

32.9

25.9

53.0

34.8

58.7

401-500

Masaryk University Brno

22.6

25.4

36.3

35.6

61.5

601-800

Palacký University Olomouc

20.9

18.3

46.9

35.4

57.3

601-800

Czech Technical University Prague

20.8

17.4

23.4

44.6

53.7

801-1000

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

17.7

13.3

46.1

34.5

47.3

801-1000

Brno University of Technology

18.6

15.6

21.7

41.2

52.2

1001+

University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

24.2

14.6

17.8

40.7

49.3

1001+

Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague

17.4

13.1

18.7

49.9

53.7

1001+

University of Economics, Prague

18.9

13.3

5.5

35.1

43.5

1001+

University of Hradec Králové

16.8

10.8

12.7

34.7

33.1

1001+

Mendel University in Brno

18.4

14.7

7.3

36.0

39.2

1001+

University of Ostrava

16.7

13.5

29.2

34.5

40.4

1001+

University of Pardubice

17.8

15.4

10.3

35.5

28.2

1001+

Technical University in Liberec

19.8

11.9

5.9

40.5

38.8

1001+

Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín

18.7

17.4

12.6

37.2

42.0

1001+

VSB Technical University of Ostrava

18.6

13.2

10.1

41.4

38.9

1001+

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

18.1

15.7

16.7

39.1

29.8

1001+

Zdroj: THE World University Rankings

THE New Europe Ranking 2018

For the first time, the rankings company published THE New Europe 2018 Ranking, which evaluated universities from the 13 countries which have joined the EU since 2004. The ranking was presented at the global THE Research Excellence: New Europe Summit, which was hosted by Palacký University Olomouc in April 2018. The best Czech placement was Charles University Prague at number 4, Masaryk University Brno at number 7, and Palacký University Olomouc at number 10. Topping the list is the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Another of THE rankings is Emerging Economies University Rankings, which deals with the assessment of universities from emerging-economy countries. Palacký University ranked 145th in the 2020 edition, improving by 10 places from the year before. In domestic comparison, it finished in the third place behind Charles University (66th) and Masaryk University (136th).