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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

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 Impact Rankings

On 22nd April 2020, the Times Higher Education (THE) published the THE Impact Rankings 2020, which assesses and compares universities‘ performance against  the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Only institutions reporting data in at least 4 of the 17 SDGs can be included in the overall ranking, while SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals is mandatory for all universities.

The latest edition of this ranking evaluated 768 universities from 85 countries, which is 301 institutions more than in the previous year. VSB - Technical University of Ostrava participated in 6 SDGs. It received the best score for SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy and was ranked amongst the TOP 200 in this category. In the overall ranking, consisting of the three best rated SDGs & SDG 17, the University was placed in a shared position of 401-600.

Within the Czech Republic, only 5 universities were included in the overall ranking. VSB-TUO placed 3rd behind the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) and Palacký University Olomouc, while in the SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy we were placed in a shared position with the highest rated CULS.

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

SDG 4 QUALITY EDUCATION: 401–600
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SDG 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY: 101-200
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SDG8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: 201–300
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SDG 9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: 201-300
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SDG 11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES: 301-400
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SDG 17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: 601+
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OVERALL RANKING: 401–600
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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) 2020–2021, VSB-TUO ranked among the 2,000 best-rated universities, together with 17 other Czech universities.

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, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance, 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 statistics 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.