University of South Bohemia ranked the best young university in Czechia
The University of South Bohemia (USB) is modern public university located in České Budějovice in the South Bohemian region. At USB, there are around 9 000 students enrolled at 8 different faculties. USB offers more than 220 programmes at these faculties: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture.
In the THE’s 2020 Young University Rankings, USB placed in 201.-250. place in the world and ranked the best young university in the Czech Republic. Recently, the University of South Bohemia has also been named the best Czech university founded after 1989 by the Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Government of the Czech Republic. The council gave USB an excellent grade, particularly for their research and academic work in the fields of life sciences and medicine. The 2020 Young University Rankings revealed the best universities younger than 50 years, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. The ranking was created using the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings were recalibrated to reflect the missions of younger universities.
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The performance of universities was ranked in five categories:
Teaching (the learning environment);
Research (volume, income and reputation);
Citations (research influence);
International outlook (staff, students and research);
Industry income (knowledge transfer)