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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 2017 THE ranking MU ranked in 501.–600. position.

THE 2018 - MU results

In addition to the primary ranking, the THE also compiles a ranking of universities by areas of focus: Engineering & Technology, Arts & Humanities, Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Life sciences, Physical sciences, Social sciences, Business & Economics and Compuer Science.

In 2017, Masaryk University ranked in 301.–400. position in Arts & Humanities.

THE ranking indicators and weights:

THE ranking indicators and weights

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Industry income

Research income from industry/innovation per academic employee

2.5 %

International diversity

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 %

Teaching and 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 %

Research – status, income, prestige

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 %

Citations – research influence

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

30 %