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 2018, Palacký University kept its same position between 601th and 800th place. In the same category, UP is in the same company as Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, with only Charles University in Prague (401st to 500th place) and Masaryk University in Brno (501st to 600th place) bettering it among Czech universities. Year-on-year, UP increased its score in 10 out of 13 indicators, and in comparison with other Czech universities raised its position from fourth to third.

UP scored highest out of these in International Mix, at 381st place. Compared to its previous evaluation, UP improved its score for example in the percentage of foreign students and non-domestic co-authors.

UP Olomouc scores traditionally well in International Citations, where it improved its year-on-year score from 40.8 to 45. In terms of Czech universities, only Charles University scored better (56.3).

International outlook49.455.645.356.354.6
Industry income39.232.139.333.732.5

VŠCHT = University of Chemistry and Technology

UK = Charles University

ČVUT = Czech Technical University

MU = Masaryk University

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.