Charles University has achieved another major success in the international rating. The third issue of the Best Global Universities Rating listed Charles University departments among the 300 best in 17 subjects. In three subjects, the university’s departments made it to the Top 100. In general, Charles University improved its rating compared to the last year, having finished just past the 200th mark, and 84th among the European universities.
The rating made by U. S. News & World Report listed Charles University among the 100 best workplaces in the world in the following subjects: mathematics (56th place), physics (63rd), and plant and animal science (95th). Eleven subjects taught at Charles University made it to Top 200 (economics and business, environment/ecology, arts and humanities, pharmacology and toxicology, clinical medicine, microbiology, chemistry, space science, molecular biology and genetics, geosciences, neuroscience and behavior, and biology and biochemistry), while three subjects finished in Top 300 (social science, public health and materials science).
The methodology of the rating emphasized the reputation of research and creative activities, number of publications and their citation rate. This year, the rating assessed almost 1,300 universities all over the world; 1,000 universities and colleges out of 65 countries were rated.
biology and biochemistry
plant and animal science
pharmacology and toxicology
arts and humanities
molecular biology and genetics
neuroscience and behavior
social science and public health
Among Czech universities, the following were also rated: Palacký University (494th place), Czech Technical University (535th), Masaryk University (598th), University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (850th) and Brno University of Technology (977th).