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).

 

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RANK THE2021
Charles University Prague 33,1 26,5 56,3 33,8 62,9 401-500
Masaryk University Brno 22,9 25,7 33,9 34,7 63,0 601-800
Palacký University Olomouc 20,4 22,4 49,5 34,7 59,4 601-800
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice 18,4 13,8 40,4 33,4 47,9 801-1000
Brno University of Technology 20,1 16,5 17,5 41,4 53,1 1001+
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague 25,2 13,7 17,4 39,4 50,6 1001+
Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague 17,2 13,8 22,0 51,6 59,8 1001+
Czech Technical University Prague 21,5 16,5 22,9 51,7 56,9 1001+
University of Economics, Prague 18,1 17,0 5,8 34,2 43,8 1001+
University of Hradec Králové 16,8 12,8 18,0 36,4 36,2 1001+
Mendel University in Brno 18,1 16,5 8,1 35,1 45,9 1001+
University of Ostrava 17,3 14,4 24,9 33,5 40,7 1001+
University of Pardubice 19,0 16,4 7,4 34,5 29,6 1001+
Technical University in Liberec 19,9 13,1 6,1 41,2 37,4 1001+
Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín 19,5 18,3 12,7 36,3 44,4 1001+
VSB Technical University of Ostrava 19,8 14,5 8,8 43,1 39,4 1001+
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen 17,0 17,7 12,9 38,0 28,8 1000+

Source: 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).