According to the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2021, UCT Prague kept second place among Czech universities last year. In the global ranking, the university improved by thirteen places from last year, achieving a rank of 342nd.
This good result in the QS World University Rankings 2021 was mostly due to the small faculty-to-student ratio at UCT Prague. For this ranking metric (individual support for the education and involvement of students in research activities), UCT Prague even earned 40th place in the world and first in the Czech Republic.
I am glad that after last year’s success in the first inclusion of our university in the rankings system, we have confirmed that our ranking is not coincidental. We try not only to make our university friendly and fair to students, but we also offer them a family environment, intensive contact with instructors, and involvement in scientific activities. I know the rankings are just a number. I consider it important that we keep developing and improving. If this is reflected in the rankings, it will just be the perennial “icing on the cake
said Pavel Matějka, UCT Prague Rector.
The international environment of the university, with a large number of students from abroad according to Czech standards, significantly contributed to this year’s ranking as well. In recent years, the university has also attracted international scholars who affiliate their careers with the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague.
Other Czech universities were also successful in this year’s ranking. The largest Czech university, Charles University, improved to 260th in the world. CTU Prague took 432nd place; Masaryk University placed between 531-540; Palacký University in Olomouc, 591-600; BUT Brno, 701-750; TU Liberec 751-800; and CULS Prague, 801-1,000; Mendel University in Brno, 701-850; and the University of Pardubice, 801-1,000.