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 places as in the previous year. In the same category, UP is now represented only in company with Masaryk University in Brno, which has dropped by 100 places. From the Czech Universities, only Charles University in Prague was better (401st–500th position).

UP scored highest out of these in International Mix, at 395th 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 Citations (42.5). In terms of Czech universities, only Charles University scored better (56.3).

 

Charles University Prague

Masaryk University Brno

Palacký University Olomouc

Brno University of Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Czech Technical University Prague

University of Ostrava

Teaching

31.6

22.1

18.9

17.3

23.4

15.9

18.9

16,4

Research

24.8

24.7

11.8

14.7

13.6

12.2

17.8

12,7

Citation

55.9

34.6

42.5

24.9

18.4

16.8

28.3

26,4

Industry Income

34.4

35.1

34.8

41.3

40.1

45.9

41.9

34,1

International Outlook

57.4

59.2

57.1

49.4

50.3

70.4

49.7

40,5

RANK

401st-500th

601st-800th

601st-800th

801st-1000th

801st-1000th

801st-1000th

801st-1000th

801st-1000th

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.