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VSB – Technical University of Ostrava is included in a number of prestigious international rankings which assess and compare institutions of tertiary education. The rankings are compiled on the basis of fixed criteria and indicators. Some of the rankings only work with data available from databases such as the Web of Science or Scopus, others require university data or data taken from academic or employer surveys. The areas which are evaluated most often include the quality of teaching, internationalisation, research performance, including the publication of high-quality scientific papers and citations, or cooperation with the industrial sector.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Visit the VSB - Technical University profile and Research Hub on the Times Higher Education website.

Times Higher Education (THE) is a British data provider that assesses the excellence of universities across all continents on the basis of its methodology focused on teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

The latest edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, in which more than 1,500 universities from 93 countries were involved, was published on 2nd September 2020. Within the Czech Republic, a total of 18 universities participated in these rankings. VSB-TUO has been ranked best for "industry income" and reached the 524th position. The ability to help industry with innovation, invention and consulting is undoubtedly a key mission of today's universities.

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Times Higher Education Emerging Economies

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava has been included in the Times Higher Education regional ranking of Emerging Economies. The latest edition of THE Emerging Economies 2021 was published on 9th March 2021 and VSB-TUO was placed in a shared position of 401-500.

This evaluation focuses on higher education institutions from emerging economies (see a list of countries included below). The evaluation methodology used is based on the same 13 indicators as the THE World University Rankings, with the weight of individual indicators being adjusted. For example, more emphasis is placed on internationalisation and the transfer of knowledge and technology, whereas citations are given less importance.

Advanced emerging:

Brazil, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey

Secondary emerging:

Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Frontier:

Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Ghana, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam

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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) has appeared for the third time in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess and compare universities against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The overall ranking of the 2021 THE Impact Rankings edition includes 1,117 universities from 94 countries and regions, which is 349 more institutions than in the previous year. Within the Czech Republic, 7 universities were included in the overall assessment, i.e. two institutions more than in 2020.

VSB-TUO participated in 6 areas, and made it into the TOP 300 world universities in the category of Affordable and Clean Energy. This also ranks VSB-TUO in first place within the Czech Republic. The ranking focuses not only on energy research but also on the universities’ social commitment to inform the general public about energy efficiency and clean and affordable energy.

In the overall ranking, which consists of the three best rated SDGs + the compulsory SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), VSB-TUO has been placed in the shared position 601-800.

The placement of VSB-TUO in the international rankings of sustainable development can be considered a success, as it reflects the attention that our University directs towards the issue of social responsibility.

SDG 4 QUALITY EDUCATION: TOP 800
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SDG 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY: TOP 300
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SDG8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: TOP 400
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SDG 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: TOP 600
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SDG 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES: TOP 400
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SDG 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: TOP 800
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OVERALL RANKING: TOP 800
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QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava ranked in the TOP 100 of the QS EECA University Rankings 2021

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company that is the world's leading provider of services, analysis and insight into the global higher education sector, published the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings 2021 (QS EECA) on 16th December 2020. The QS EECA assesses universities according to 10 factors. In the last edition of this ranking, which included 400 universities from Central, Eastern, North-eastern and South-eastern Europe and Central Asia, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava achieved 74th place, which is an improvement of 3 positions compared to the previous year. Within the Czech Republic, our University is ranked among the 8 best rated universities.

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The Center for World University Rankings

In the latest edition of The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2021–2022, VSB-TUO ranked among the 2,000 best-rated universities, together with 11 other Czech universities. 19,788 institutions were ranked, and those that placed at the top made the global 2,000 list.

CWUR is a leading consulting organisation that has been publishing an international ranking of universities, based on its methodology focusing on the quality of education (25%), alumni employment (25%), quality of faculty (10%) and research performance (40%), since 2012.

Unlike other rankings, CWUR is based primarily on data available from the Thomson Reuters database. It does not send out any academic surveys, nor does it require universities to provide their statistical data. The original goal of this ranking was to capture the TOP 100 universities, but in 2019 the list expanded to include the 2,000 best universities from around the world.