Illustrative photo | Autor: Jan ProkopiusThe latest World University Rankings 2024 by Subject has been published by the British company Times Higher Education (THE).The ranking evaluates 11 fields of study and Brno University of Technology is ranked in three of them: business and economics; computer science; engineering.
Top in economics and computer science
BUT performed best in two rankings - business and economics and computer science. In both of them, the BUT was ranked 501st-600th, which also in both cases meant the 3rd position among Czech universities.
In the business and economics ranking, the BUT improved by 100 places compared to last year. Among Czech universities, it was surpassed by Charles University and Tomas Bata University in Zlín. A total of 909 universities took part in the evaluation in this category, compared to 870 last year. MIT, Stanford and Harvard took the top three places.
Also in computer science, the BUT moved up 100 places during the year. Of the Czech representatives, Charles University and the Czech Technical University in Prague remain ahead. 1 027 universities participated in the global ranking in this field, compared to 974 last year. The top three positions were taken by Oxford, Stanford and MIT.
The most valuable result in engineering
In the context of global and domestic competition, BUT achieved the best result in the ranking for engineering disciplines. In the global comparison, it was ranked 601st-800th, but faced more competition compared to the above rankings. The resulting ranking means a 200-place jump compared to last year and the first place among Czech universities.
BUT is also the best among all Czech schools in all related engineering subfields - chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical & electronic engineering, general engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
This year's rankings for engineering include 1,374 universities, up from 1,306 last year. In the engineering category, US universities Harvard, Stanford and MIT top the rankings.
"I would like to congratulate and thank the deans of faculties, directors and directors of university institutes for their leadership, as well as to thank again all academic and non-academic staff and students, as well as partners who contribute to the evaluation through their daily work, study or voice. Although the position in these international rankings is indicative, it is a very important factor in building international awareness of Brno University of Technology. The position in these rankings is often a primary indicator when establishing strategic partnerships with universities abroad and has significant marketing and reference potential when presenting the university. It is therefore important to pay attention to these rankings." Ladislav Janíček, Rector of the BUT, commented on the results of the latest ranking.
A few words about the methodology
The Times Higher Education Rankings is a ranking of universities published by the UK's Times Higher Education (THE) magazine and is one of the top three global university rankings. In addition to the World University Rankings, which focuses on the overall ranking of universities, THE has also focused on subject rankings since 2011, comparing the performance of higher education institutions in eleven separate subject groups.
Performance of the universities is tracked across eighteen indicators, which are divided into five categories: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook. The weighting of each category varies from field to field, depending, for example, on the emphasis placed on education or research in the field. In general, however, regardless of the field, the first three categories are the main contributors to the ranking. Each of them accounts for approximately 30 % of the weight of the overall assessment. The BUT's performance in this context is particularly notable for its success in the area of research quality, which includes citation rate or research excellence.