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.

More than 2,000 universities have already been ranked in the most recent ranking released in October 2021, and Palacký University is ranked 568th globally and 240th in Europe. Within the Czech Republic, Palacký University improved from third to a tie for second place, overtaking the Czech Technical University, which dropped to fourth position in the national ranking. In the Subject Rankings, Palacký University improved its position compared to the previous year in two out of six categories, namely Botany and Zoology and Clinical Medicine.

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

U.S. News - Best Global Universities Rankings

2019 (published 2018)

2020 (published 2019)

2021 (published 2020)

2022 (published 2021)

Charles University in Prague

204

210

210

218

Palacký University Olomouc

489

519

529

568

Masaryk University in Brno

517

577

555

568

Czech Technical University in Prague

427

465

516

596

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

1023.

1003

1030

1007

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

816.

904

941

1024

Brno University of Technology

990.

921

1068

1077

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

1093.

1144

1187

1254

Mendel University in Brno

1159

1228

1288

1286

University of Ostrava

-

-

1339

1416

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava

1159

1333

1452

1525

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

-

1390

-

1607

University of Pardubice

-

147

-

-

Source: usnews.com