UWB takes 2nd place among young Czech universities
In the worldwide Young University Rankings 2022, which evaluates universities that are no more than 50 years old, the chart of Czech universities consisted, the same as last year, of six universities. Second place went to the University of West Bohemia.
The Young University Rankings 2022 evaluates young schools based on 13 key indicators divided into five areas – teaching (e.g., the ratio between the number of employees and students, the percentage of PhD holders in the number of academics), research (productivity and income from research), citations, international outlook (the share of international students and staff, international cooperation), and industry income. Assessment in these areas then results in the participating schools' final score and ranking.
The ranking for 2022 includes 539 universities, 64 institutions more than the year before. Another 251 institutions are listed with "reporter" status, which means that the universities provided data, but did not meet the eligibility criteria to receive a ranking.
In the global ranking, the University of West Bohemia took the same collective ranking as last year, i.e., 351st-400th place, but rose from the shared 4th-5th place to second place. The only more successful young university in the Czech Republic was the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. The chart also includes the University of Hradec Králové, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, the University of Ostrava, and Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, which collectively finished in 401st+ place.
The University of West Bohemia received most points in the area of income from the private sector, which indicates the ability to assist industries with innovations, inventions and consulting, and the university was also successful in the criterion of international outlook and citations.
| Šárka Stará
18. 02. 2022