27th September 2018

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019: 14 Czech Universities Made It to the Top List

A record number of 14 institutions is ranked among top universities globally this year, according to THE latest ranking. Charles University in Prague ranks 401st - 500th and continues to achieve the top position in Times Higher Education (THE) latest ranking among Czech universities. Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech second largest city, ranked 601st - 800th, followed by the Palacky University in Olomouc in Eastern Moravia.

Five Czech universities, namely the Brno University of Technology , the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague , the Czech Technical University in Prague, the University of Ostrava and the University of Chemical Technology in Prague, have also made it to the top 1,000 universities of the world.

The University of Economics in Prague, the University of Pardubice, the Technical University in Liberec, the Tomas Bata University in Zlín and the University of Mining - Technical University of Ostrava and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen were included into THE ranking, but ranked lower than 1,000th place.

A summary in Czech is available here.





The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 includes more than 1,250 universities. China has stepped up its ascent of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with the country now home to the top institution in Asia for the first time under the current methodology.

Tsinghua University has overtaken the National University of Singapore to become the best university in Asia in the THE World University Rankings 2019 after rising eight places to 22nd, representing the greatest rise in the top 30. NUS dropped from joint 22nd to 23rd.

Simon Marginson, professor of higher education at the University of Oxford and director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, said that he was “not surprised” by Tsinghua’s advance.

“It’s easily the number one university in the world for high citation research in mathematics and computing – a combined field in which China has now moved well ahead of the US and, further back, Europe. It is near the top of the world, and rising fast, in physical sciences and engineering,” he said.

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China’s leading universities are soaring up the global and Asian tables, largely driven by improvements in citation impactsays Ellie Bothwell.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic