On October 12, 2022, the results of the next edition of one of the most prestigious world rankings 'The Times Higher Education World University Rankings' were published, in which the University of South Bohemia was again ranked among the best. Out of a record number of ranked universities from more than 104 countries, the University of South Bohemia was ranked 801st–1000th overall, thus defending its ranking from the previous year.
Among Czech universities, the University of South Bohemia improved year-on-year, taking a great shared 2nd place with Masaryk University. In total, 18 universities from the Czech Republic were ranked in the 'World University Rankings 2023', but only 3 Czech universities made it into the top 1 000. 'We should especially thank the staff of our university for the results in the THE rankings, it is their hard work that makes them - also in this way - visible to the wider public,' comments the Rector of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Prof. Bohumil Jiroušek, PhD.
The universities were again evaluated in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings on the basis of 13 calibrated performance indicators, which are grouped into five thematic groups comparing their achievements in the areas of education, research, citations, knowledge transfer and internationalisation. In all these areas, the University of South Bohemia improved year-on-year, with the greatest improvement in the number of citations and citation rate in general. 'I am glad that we are doing top-quality science that is noticed by researchers from all over the world. I believe that we can continue this trend, the ranking is of course a motivation for the coming years,' added Professor Bohumil Jiroušek, Rector of the University of South Bohemia.
In recent years, the University has been doing well not only in this global ranking, but also in regional rankings (The Times Higher Education Emerging Economy University Rankings), the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, and some disciplinary rankings. For more information on the Times Higher Education rankings, see https://www.timeshighereducation.com/.
The high level of the University of South Bohemia is also confirmed by other recognised world university rankings. After the excellent ranking in the 'QS World University Rankings' (shared 701st–750th place), this is also the case, for example, in the current ranking of 'ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022' (ARWU), where the University of South Bohemia is also ranked in the top 1 000 out of more than 2 500 ranked universities.
The fact that the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is not only a modern educational institution but also an important centre of science and research in South Bohemia is proven by another ranking, according to the 17+ Methodology. According to this method, the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice was the only university founded after 1989 to receive the highest possible grade A, i.e. excellent, in the international evaluation of science and research. Only 3 other universities, which are among the traditional 'brick-and-mortar' universities, have received this highest possible rating within the multidisciplinary universities.
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