Nearly all Czech universities drop in annual QS ranking

The annual international ranking of universities carried out by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds saw almost all Czech higher education institutions drop their scores this year.

As in previous years, Charles University in Prague placed highest nationally, but it dropped from 260th to 266th place.

Among the top 500 universities in the world were also the Higher Chemical-Technical School (VŠCHT) and the Czech Technical University (ČVUT), the only one to improve its position, going 432nd to 403rd place, the best achieved to date.

The rankings are based on six criteria: reputation among other universities and employers, citations of authors, internationalization of academia, numbers of foreign students, and average number of students per teacher.

Author: Brian Kenety