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The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

The THE ranking focuses primarily on the quality of science and research at a given university. Thus, the greatest weight is reserved for citation indicator, which makes up a total of 30 %. Citation indicator is proportional in nature (per publication). Data for the calculation of this indicator were drawn from the Web of Science database till 2014, since 2015 Scopus database is used.

In the latest THE World University Rankings 2018, MU ranked in 501st to 600th position.

THE 2018 - MU results

Regional rankings

In 2018, Masaryk University ranked 83 in the regional Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 and is the only Czech university that progress up the table. The list includes top institutions in the countries classified as emerging economies. The ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to reflect the characteristics of universities in emerging economies.

In 2018, new Times Higher Education New Europe 2018 table of the best research-intensive universities across EU’s newest member states was also launched. MU ranked seventh overall and second among Czech universities.

Subject rankings

In addition to the global rankings, the THE also compiles a rankings of universities by 11 areas of focus: Engineering & technology, Arts & humanities, Clinical, pre-clinical & health, Life sciences, Physical sciences, Social sciences, Business & Economics, Computer Science, Education, Law and Psychology.

In 2017, MU appeared for the first time in THE Subject tables. Masaryk University ranked in 301.–400. position in Arts & humanities, Clinical, pre-clinical & health and Life sciences and 401.–500. in Physical Sciences.

THE global rankings indicators and weights:

THE ranking indicators and weights

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(the learning environment)

Academic prestige

15 %

Number of doctoral degree programme graduates per academic employee

6 %

Number of students per teacher

4.5 %

Number of doctoral studies graduates per Bachelor’s studies graduates

2.25 %

Overall institutional revenue per academic employee

2.25 %

(volume, income and reputation)

Academic prestige

18 %

Research revenue per academic employee

6 %

Articles by academic and research employees published in Thomson Reuters journals in the past 5 years

6 %

(research influence)

Citation impact (mean normalized citation score per article) for the past five years in Scopus database (Elsevier)

30 %

International outlook
(staff, students, research)

Ratio of international to domestic employees

2.5 %

Ratio of international to domestic students

2.5 %

Proportion of research articles with foreign researcher participation in Scopus database (Elsevier)

2.5 %

Industry income
(knowledge transfer)

Research income from industry/innovation per academic employee

2.5 %