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15 Dec 2023

In the world ranking of UI GreenMetric, MUNI placed 119th

For the fourth year, Masaryk University has participated in the international University of Indonesia GreenMetric World University Ranking, which compares universities around the world in the field of sustainable development. The university declares its long-term commitment to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its Strategic Plan 2021-2028.

In 2023, a total of 1,183 universities participated in the ranking, with Masaryk University taking 119th position. Year-on-year, Masaryk University improved its score by 135 points this year and received a cumulative score of 8,235 out of possible 10,000 points. With ever increasing competition, it is now in the top 10% of the best ranked institutions worldwide.

The GreenMetric ranking assesses six separate areas of sustainable development (Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste, Water, Transportation, Education and Research). Compared to 2022, Masaryk University maintained its best standing in the area of Transportation (ranked 62nd globally). It also improved its scores in the areas of environment and infrastructure (+10 points), energy and climate change (+50 points), waste (+75 points) and water (+50 points).

The long-term successful standings in the GreenMetric rankings are a reward for the relentless efforts of Masaryk University, which has been consistent in implementing individual Sustainable Development Goals, preparing individual strategies and implementing specific measures. In doing so, Masaryk University affirms its own values and accountability within the social role of the university.

More information on the UI GreenMetric ranking can be found here.
Find out how MU cares for the planet here.

14 Dec 2023

MUNI ranked 161st in QS Sustainability ranking and the best in Czech Republic

In the second edition of the QS Sustainability Rankings, which assesses the contribution of universities to addressing the challenges of sustainable development, 1,403 higher education institutions from 95 countries were ranked this year. Masaryk University ranked the best in the Czech Republic and improved its world position from last year's 281st-300th to this year's 161st.

According to the current methodology, the ranking is based on 53 parameters, which it groups into three pillars of Social Impact, Environmental Impact and Governance. Twenty-four percent of the ranking is based on inputs sent to QS and evidenced by the universities themselves. For the major bulk of the assessment, QS then draws information from other sources (Elsevier, reputation surveys, publicly available national statistics, independent third-party assessments).

Masaryk University has improved its scores in all indicators this year. The highest year-on-year improvement was achieved in the Knowledge Exchange indicator, from score 57 last year to 91.3 this year. It values cooperation with institutions from developing countries, the offer of outreach activities to the public, and the impact of our institution's scientific outputs in the development of policy documents. MUNI scored highly also in the new Governance pillar, which tracks the institution's ethical, environmental, transparent and democratic behaviour. MUNI scored 89.6 out of a possible 100.

There are other strong indicators with placements in the top 200. In Equality, MUNI received a score of 85.8. This indicator monitors the institution's scientific performance related to equality issues, the gender balance of the institution, the level of support provided on campus to disadvantaged groups, the embedding of inclusion in binding documents, and also includes the results of a reputation survey among academics and national statistics on the topic of equality. In the Environmental Research indicator, MUNI received a score of 87.4. Having a research centre in the field of environmental research, strong scientific performance in the environmental field and impact on policy binding documents related to the same field have all helped.

Among Czech universities, 11 institutions made it into the QS Sustainability Rankings this year, which is 7 more than in the previous year. Second behind MUNI is Charles University with 172nd position, third is the Czech University of Life sciences in Prague ranked 323rd, and fourth is Palacký University Olomouc at 422nd position.

More on the QS Sustainability Rankings here.

27 Oct 2023

Twice TOP 300 in the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings

THE World University Rankings by Subject (link) of UK's Times Higher Education has been recently published. Out of 11 separate subject rankings, MUNI positioned in 10. The best result, ranking within the Top300 globaly, was achieved for subjects Law (201st-250th position) and Arts and Humanities (251st-300th position). MUNI broke further into the Top500 in Social Sciences and Psychology (401st-500th position for both subjects).

Total of 18 Czech universities got ranked in the THE Subject Rankings. The highest global positions are held by Stanford University (Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology, Law), University of Oxford (Clinical and Health, Computer Science), Harvard University (Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences), California Institute of Technology (Physical Sciences) and MIT (Social Sciences, Business and Economics).

For more information on the THE rankings, click here.

27 Oct 2023

Great outcomes for MUNI in Shanghai Ranking by subjects

Masaryk University has been successfully ranked in thirteen out of 55 subjects by Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranging of Akacemic Subjects. In the subjects of Environmental Science & Engineering and Geography it holds a position within the TOP 200. In these fields and the subject of Biotechnology, MUNI is also the first best in the Czech Republic, while for Biotechnology subject MUNI is actually the only Czech institution ranked (global position 401st-500th). Further positions on the first place among Czech institutions is shared by Masaryk University with Charles University - these are the subjects of Law (201st-300th), Political Sciences (301st-400th) and Psychology (401st-500th).

High scores in these categories were earned by Masaryk University mainly due to well set international cooperation (indicator of the number of publications published with a foreign co-author), as well as publishing in prestigious journals and above-average citation rate of publications according to the InCites database.

A total of 11 institutions from Czech Republic were ranked in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, including Charles University (ranked in 20 subjects), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (7 subjects), Palacký University Olomouc and University of South Bohemia (5 subjects both) and others.

More information about the Shanghai Rankings can be found here.

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