The Charles University in Prague ranked 4 in the Times Higher Education report „THE New Europe 2018 ranking“ which evaluates universities of 13 countries that joined European Union in 2004. Other Czech universities ranked (7) - Masaryk University in Brno and (10) - Palacky University in Olomouc. Best university from new EU member states was Estonian University of Tartu, followed by University of Technology from Cyprus and third ranked was University of Cyprus. Czech Republic belongs to best high education provider as the country is home of 13 universities in the ranking, which is the most among other new EU states. The ranking consists of 53 universitites and education institutions. Poland has 12 universities in the ranking, Hungary 7 and Rumania 5.
Ranking agency Times Higher Education used the same evaluation methodology like it applies for world ranking. Evaluation of universities is focused on fields: quality of education, research and development, citations and referrences in professional magazines, International environment of university and incomes from cooperation with industry and business sector.
According last year (2017) ranking Academic Ranking of World Universities which focuses on quality of science education and research the Charles University in Prague was ranked 222 among thousands of universities worldwide. Charles University was ranked in top 100, while evaluated its science subjects like physics or economics. Other highly appreciated subjects were ecology, geography, mathematics, clinical medicine and pharmacy.
Source: CIA News, Charles University, Times Higher Education