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 recent U. S. News Best Global Universities Ranking, released in October 2020, Palacký University ranked 529th in the global ranking, even improved 9 places to 228th in the European ranking, and still holds 3rd place in the Czech Republic despite the fact that 11 Czech universities are ranked. In Subject Rankings, Palacký University improved its position three times out of six cases compared to the previous year, in the field of Physics, Botany and Zoology and 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

U.S. News - Best Global Universities Rankings 2019 (vydané 2018) 2020 (vydané 2019) 2021 (vydané 2020)
Charles University in Prague 204. 210. 210.
Czech Technical University in Prague 427. 465. 516.
Palacký University Olomouc 489. 519. 529.
Masaryk University in Brno 517. 577. 555.
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice 816. 904. 941.
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague 1023. 1003. 1030.
Brno University of Technology 990. 921. 1068.
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague 1093. 1144. 1187.
Mendel University in Brno 1159. 1228. 1288.
University of Ostrava - - 1339.
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava 1159. 1333. 1452.
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen - 1390. -
University of Pardubice - 1471. -

Source: usnews.com