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 +3202nd168th925th1950th20th
Arts and Humanities 1830th185th566th1347th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4451st231st1327th2897th39th
Chemistry 4257th291st1105th2244th36th
Computer Science 3575th238th922nd1931st20th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3239th292nd823rd1719th19th
Engineering 3526th222nd872nd1853rd17th
Environmental Science 4475th383rd1072nd2261st28th
Mathematics 3552nd277th859th1866th22nd
Medicine +4251st202nd1169th2793rd31st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3918th254th997th2213th28th
Social Sciences 3258th241st804th2000th20th

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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