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 November 2019, Palacký University ranked 519th and held the 3rd position within the Czech Republic, although this year's ranking involved 12 Czech universities. In Subject Rankings it has improved two positions over the previous year (Physics, Biology and Biochemistry) and has also regained its position not only in Clinical Medicine but also in Social sciences and Public Health.

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.

Comparison of Czech Universities in the U.S. News Rankings

University 2017 2018 2019
Charles University in Prague #196 #204 #210
Czech Technical University in Prague #410 #427 #465
Palacký University Olomouc #479 #489 #519
Masaryk University in Brno #543 #517 #577
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice #868 #816 #904
Brno University of Technology #994 #990 #921
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague #1044 #1093 #1144
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague #1051 #1023 #1003
Mendel University in Brno - #1159 #1228
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava #1333
University of West Bohemia - - #1390
University of Pardubice - - #1471

Zdroj: usnews.com