U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings

Palacký University has already appeared in the U. S. News Best Global Universities Rankings in 2014, placing at #488. In 2015, UP stepped up to the 473rd position. Only three Czech universities represented the country in the 2014 rankings, while in 2015 four made the grade.

In 2016 Palacký University achieved the 494th position, but since the previous year, another 250 universities had been put on the list, and even the monitored indicators had changed. In the national comparison, UP had stepped up one position and was the second after Charles University. From the Czech Republic only six universities made it to the top 1000.

In the domestic comparison of 2017, Palacký University was overtaken by Czech Technical University, so Olomouc University ended in the third position. In the global chart, however, its position improved by 15 positions, with an overall 479th place.

In the most up-to-date U. S. News Best Global Universities Ranking published in 2018, Palacký University ranked 489th and held the 3rd position within the Czech Republic, although this year's ranking involved 10 Czech universities. In Subject Rankings, UP has improved its position three times over the previous year, with two placements among the top 300 (Chemistry on 256th position, Physics on 293rd position) and once even among the top 200 (Botanics and Zoology on 135th position).

The rankings are based on data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics InCitesTM (previously Thomson Reuters) research analytics solutions as well as on data submitted by the universities themselves. The top universities rankings employ 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and international collaboration. Similarly to the THE rankings, the “reputation survey” - the opinions and evaluations of academics from all over the world - is also taken into account.

U. S. News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2014–2017






Charles University





Czech Technical University





Palacký University





Masaryk University





Source: U. S. News - Best Global Universities Rankings