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Yesterday evening, the new QS World University Rankings for 2025 were published. Czech Technical University in Prague was ranked 420th, an improvement of 34 positions. It is also one of the highest rankings for CTU since 2013.

In the global comparison for 2025, CTU outperforms 72% of the schools evaluated. This year, there were almost 5,700 of them from 106 countries, and 16 from the Czech Republic. The CTU remained on the Czech imaginary medal podium as well, once again ranking among the top three Czech universities in general, behind Charles University and Masaryk University. The latter, however, has fallen slightly this year, and MU and CTU now falls short by only 12 places.

"When QS introduced a completely new methodology last year, I called it a challenge for CTU. I am glad that this year's shift by 34 positions has shown that we can meet the challenges. In fact, we have established a laboratory for sustainability - this category was evaluated for the very first time last year. And I hope that our school's upward movement will be even more significant next year, because the significant amount of data collected by the new lab and the work on the sustainability strategy did not have time to be reflected in the 2025 evaluation," said Vojtěch Petráček, Rector of CTU in Prague. He thanked all students and colleagues from CTU, without whom the school would never have achieved such results in international and Czech comparison.

Worldwide, CTU has improved its average number of students per teacher by 32 places to 129th, its reputation as an employer by 42 places to 217th, and the number of international students by 56 places to 293rd in the world. Together, these three criteria represent 30% of the overall positive rating.

Among the evaluated Czech universities, CTU dominates especially in the criteria of employer reputation, number of students per teacher, academic reputation and employment of graduates.

"People, students, teachers, scientists and non-academic staff are the CTU treasure and we try to cherish them - which is obviously reflected in the QS evaluation," said Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development Veronika Kramaříková.

Currently, Czech Technical University in Prague has more than 18 thousand students, of which almost 3500 are foreign. Of the almost 3000 CTU academic staff, approximately one tenth of the academics came from abroad.

The rankings have been compiled since 2004 by Quacquarelli Symonds, a London-based consultancy. The results include nine criteria, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, number of students per teacher, number of international students, number of international academic and research staff, international research, sustainability, graduate employment and number of citations per academic. The first two criteria are evaluated based on a global survey of academics and employers, while citations and international research are based on data from Elsevier's Scopus database. The other criteria are a combination of internal university data and publicly available data. A detailed description of the QS World Rankings methodology is available at