QS World University Rankings 2021: Czech universities improve their ranking
Several Czech universities have improved their ranking in the annual, annual global ranking released by Quacquarelli Symonds. In total, ten higher education institutions have made the top 1,000 list this year, with Charles University ranking the best out of Czech universities. The oldest university in the country, Charles University, ranked 260 of 1,000, up from number 291st place last year.
The annual QS rankings are considered one of the most influential university rankings in the world. The global ranking is based on multiple factors, including evaluation by international and domestic students as well as the school’s reputation among employers and in the academic world.
In the 2021 rankings, ten Czech universities made the top 1,000 list. Mendel University in Brno and University of Pardubice broke into the rankings for the first time and many other Czech universities have improved their rankings since last year, including Charles University, Masaryk University, University of Chemistry and Technology and Palacky University.
Research output was ranked as ‘Very High’ at almost all Czech institutions on the list. The research output shows the research intensity of the universities based on the number of papers output relative to the university’s size.
Charles University (ranked 260.)
was founded in 1348. Today, it comprises a total of seventeen faculties, of which three are theological, six are faculties of the humanities and social sciences, five are medical and three are dedicated to the sciences.
The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (ranked 342.)
is the largest educational institution of its kind in Central Europe with a tradition spanning almost two centuries. With progressive fields of study and a prestigious international reputation, UCT Prague is known for the depth and breadth of its educational and research activities in almost all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining,
Czech Technical University in Prague (ranked 432.)
is a leading technical research university and the oldest technical university in Europe, with its history dating back to 1707. The University cooperates with some significant world-class players, such as Toyota, Skanska, Bosch, Siemens, or McKinsey.
Masaryk University (ranked 534.)
is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic. It is considered one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the country and a highly-regarded Central European university.
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The other universities which made the list are: Palacky University, Olomouc (ranked 591.), Brno University of Technology (ranked 701.-750.), Mendel University in Brno (ranked 701.-750.), Technical University of Liberec (751-800), Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (801-1000) and University of Pardubice ranking between 801. and 1000.