The University of Economics, Prague, Ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

8 Mar

The University of Economics, Prague ranked amongst the top 250 universities in the world for economics and econometrics, according to the prestigious international scale – the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. The only other Czech university to secure a place in the ranking, was Charles University. The only other universities from the Central European region to be ranked on the scale were two universities from Poland and two from Hungary.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject uses four qualitative criteria to rank individual universities by subject. The first two criteria evaluate the international reputation of the university in the context of academia (academic reputation), as well as among employers (employer reputation). The other two indicators focus on the quality of academic research. The first of these last two criteria is the research citation per paper, which assesses the number of citations per teacher, published during the past 5 years, in the Scopus database. The other criterion is the h-index, which is a renowned methodological tool for assessing academic paper reviews.

The QS only determines the exact ranking of the top 50 universities. The order of placement of the other universities is stated within the ranges of: 51-100, 101-150, etc. Each university can receive a maximum of 100 points for each of the above-mentioned criterion. The exact order of placement of the universities by a particular criterion can be viewed online, via the QS websites.

The long-term goal of the University of Economics, Prague is to attain the leading position among the Central European universities in the field of economics. The following chart displays the comparison of the achieved results between University of Economics, Prague, Charles’ University, and the other successful Polish and Hungarian universities. No Slovak university secured a place in the rankings.

Rank Name Academic reputation Employer reputation Citations per paper H-index citation
rank points rank points rank points rank points
151-200 Central European University 167 55,5 220 62,4 273 73,9 177 67,8
201-250 University of Economics, Prague 167 55,5 254 60,4 334 69 319 59
201-250 Charles University 290 46,9 263 59,6 184 78,4 212 66,2
251-300 Warsaw School of Economics 209 52,8 243 61,1 361 65 362 54,9
301-350 University of Warsaw 287 47,2 269 59,2 357 65,2 338 57,7
301-350 Corvinius University of Budapest 245 50,4 311 56,1 324 69,7 338 57,7


I am thrilled by this year’s results of the economics and econometry subjects. To be placed 167th in the world, and to be placed No. 1 in Central Europe; which was shared with a private university financed by George Soros; proves that in the academic reputation category, the University of Economics, Prague does indeed have a very good name in the academic sphere, and that it is a strong brand. Our university’s employer reputation score bears witness to this fact. On the other hand, the results in the academic research field are our long-term weakness, which we are fully aware of. However, I sincerely believe, that our professors will have more time for publishing academic papers with the gradual decline in the number of students,” says the Rector of the University of Economics, Prague, Prof. Hana Machková, commenting on the results of the rankings.

The ranking of the best universities in economics and econometics:

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