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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.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava has been ranked in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking

In the latest edition of the Shanghai Ranking, published on 15th August 2022, VSB-TUO ranks 901–1000. Within the Czech Republic, 8 universities made it into the top 1 000, which is one more than last year.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is the oldest international ranking of universities in the world. It was first published in 2003 by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and has been compiled by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy since 2009. It focuses mainly on the science and research performance of the institutions which it evaluates according to six indicators. These include the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, the citation impact of publications, the number of alumni winning the Nobel Prize or the Fields Medal. It also tracks university staff with similar awards and assesses the number of Highly Cited Researchers associated with the institution.

ARWU 2022_logo_TOP 1000

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) is a British data provider that assesses the excellence of universities around the world 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 2023, which inlcludes 1,779 universities from 104 countries, was published on 12th October 2022. Within the Czech Republic, a total of 18 universities met the key criteria for inclusion in the ranking. VSB-TUO has been ranked 1501+ in the overall ranking, with the best result in the knowledge transfer pillar, where it reached a position of 605. The ability to help industry with innovation, invention and consulting is undoubtedly a key mission of today's universities.

World University Rankings 2023 - Top 1501

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 2022 was published on 19th October 2021 and VSB-TUO was placed in the shared position 401-500, which is the same as last year.

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


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


Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) has appeared for the fourth time in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess and compare universities against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).E SDG Poster 2019_without UN emblem_WEBThe overall ranking of the 2022 THE Impact Rankings edition includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries and regions, which is 289 more institutions than in the previous year. Within the Czech Republic, 5 universities were included in the overall assessment, i.e. two fewer institutions than in 2021.

VSB-TUO participated in 7 areas, and made it into the top 200 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. VSB-TUO also made it into the top 200 in the Sustainable Cities and Communities category, which measures universities’ research on sustainability, their role as custodians of arts and heritage and their internal approaches to sustainability.

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 400-600.

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 and sustainability.

OVERALL: 401-600

Overall - Top 600

SDG4_ Quality Education - Top 1000

SDG7_ Affordable and Clean Energy - Top 200

SDG8_ Decent Work and Economic Growth - Top 400

SDG9_ Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Top 600

SDG11_ Sustainable Cities and Communities - Top 200


SDG16_ Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - Top 600


SDG17_ Partnerships for the Goals - Top 400


On 8 June 2022, 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 World University Rankings 2023, featuring 1,442 universities from around the world. VSB-TUO was placed in a shared position of 1201-1400. Within the Czech Republic, 16 universities were ranked. Each institution is assessed according to the following six key metrics (for more information, see the methodology):

  • Academic Reputation (40%),
  • Employer Reputation (10%),
  • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%),
  • Citations per faculty (20%),
  • International Faculty Ratio (5%),
  • International Student Ratio (5%).


QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava ranked in the TOP 100 of the QS EECA University Rankings 2022

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 2022 (QS EECA) on 15th December 2021. The QS EECA assesses universities according to 10 factors. In the last edition of this ranking, which included 450 universities (50 more than last year) from Central, Eastern, North-eastern and South-eastern Europe and Central Asia, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava achieved 84th place. Within the Czech Republic, our University reached the 9th position.


The Center for World University Rankings

In the latest edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2023, VSB-TUO ranked among the 2,000 best-rated universities, together with 10 other Czech universities. In 2023 edition, 20 531 institutions were ranked (743 more than the previous year), 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.

Results are available here.