University of OstravaUniversity

Czech Republic

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Foundation: 1991

Mission: A university with a mission, open to the world, working for the region. The University of Ostrava is an institution which sees its role in the development of the humanities and medical, science, and artistic fields in the local region, which has been traditionally associated with industrial and technological spheres. It aims to contribute to solving urgent problems of the Moravia-Silesia Region in social, environmental, and health areas and to shape Ostrava as a truly university town. To this end, it intends to continue using its potential to reflect the identity, culture, and history of the region as well as to cultivate it through artistic creative activities.

Vision: The University of Ostrava is ready to bring progressive tendencies of European science and scholarship in the region and to create favourable conditions for internationalist cooperation and a friendly environment for foreign academics and students. The university strives to be an institution that purposefully promotes quality scientific activities while systematically seeking out new research areas and teams with a potential to achieve excellent results. The University of Ostrava opens itself to the challenges of contemporary society and develops a responsible, individual approach to a wide variety of students, including specific groups (seniors, socially disadvantaged students, students with special needs), and advocates equal access to education and friendly communication with the public.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27OECDCzech Republic
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2986th175th804th1773rd21st
Arts and Humanities 1585th147th509th1211th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3572nd151st1130th2483rd32nd
Chemistry 4292nd337th1077th2214th35th
Computer Science 3475th281st899th1851st24th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3004th312th790th1642nd20th
Engineering 3541st275th831st1760th22nd
Environmental Science 4152nd360th1003rd2133rd26th
Mathematics 3317th272nd859th1818th23rd
Medicine +4178th205th1137th2732nd31st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3766th253rd949th2145th30th
Social Sciences +2813th227th746th1790th20th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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