Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

The Shanghai Ranking

The ARWU ranking is the oldest international university ranking, first published in 2003. It was originally produced by Shanghai University and since 2009 it has been published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy company. It is focussed mainly on the academic and research levels of the universities, using a different methodology than THE World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. For evaluating world universities, it takes into account six indicators, including the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science and the number of articles cited. In addition, it also takes into account the number of cited researchers in the Highly Cited Researchers database and the number of Nobel prize-winners affiliated with a given institution.

Palacký University was placed on the ARWU in 2017 for the first time, when in addition to its TOP 500 list of universities, ARWU also listed universities in the 500th to 800th positions. Palacký University placed between the 601st and 700th positions. Although in 2018 the ranking grew by another 200 places and now includes 1000 universities, the University of Olomouc managed to reach its best ranking in 2019 and 2020, namely 501st-600th place. In the latest edition for 2021, the University of Olomouc dropped to the 701st-800th position, having fallen in the score of the indicator of the number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics.

In addition to the global evaluation, universities were ranked according to 54 subjects in natural sciences, technical sciences, environmental sciences, medicine, and social sciences. Altogether, more than 4000 universities were evaluated. Palacký University placed among the top 500 schools in seven disciplines: physics, chemistry, ecology, material science and engineering, agricultural sciences, public health and pharmaceutical sciences together with pharmacy.

 

Overall Placing
2018

Overall Placing
2019

Overall Placing
2020

Overall Placing
2021

Charles University in Prague

201-300

201-300

201-300

201-300

Masaryk University in Brno

501-600

601-700

601-700

601-700

Palacký University Olomouc

601-700

501-600

501-600

701-800

Brno University of Technology

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-

-

701-800

Czech Technical University in Prague

601-700

701-800

701-800

801-900

Czech University of Life Sciences

901-1000

901-1000

801-900

801-900

University of Chemistry and Technology

901-1000

701-800

901-1000

-

University of South Bohemia

901-1000

901-1000

901-1000

-

Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava

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-

901-1000

Source: Academic Ranging of World Universities

Detailed information in charts.