The University of Economics, Prague, Ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

12 Apr

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) ranked amongst 300 of the world‘s top universities for economics and econometrics; according to the prestigious international QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. The top 300 universities from 39 countries were ranked. Only universities from Russia, the Czech Republic and Hungary represented the region of Central and Eastern Europe in the ranking.

Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are the QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess their research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database.

The QS publishes the exact ranking of the top 50 universities. For other categories there are ranges 51-100; 101 – 150; 151 – 200 and 201 – 300. The best results were traditionally achieved by universities from the United States of America – in the top 10 there are 7 universities from the USA and in the top 300 there are 69. Western European universities have also accomplished great results: the United Kingdom (34), Italy (16), Germany (15), the Netherlands (9), Spain (9), France (8), Sweden (6), Switzerland (6), Belgium (4), Denmark (4), Austria (3), Finland (3), Ireland (2), Norway (2), Greece (1) and Portugal (1). Regarding countries from Central and Eastern Europe only universities from Russia (3), the Czech Republic (2) and Hungary (2) featured in the economics ranking. In total, universities from Europe had 127 entries in the top 300. The University of Economics, Prague and Charles University both ranked 201-300 the economics section.

Top 10 universities for economics and econometrics:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
2. Harvard University, USA
3. Stanford University, USA
4.-6. Princeton University, USA
4.-6. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA
4.-6. University of Chicago University of Chicago, USA
7. LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
8. University of Oxford, UK
9. Yale University, USA
10. University of Cambridge, UK

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