Charles University *University

Czech Republic

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Foundation: 1348

Mission: Charles University wishes to be an epicentre of education, independent knowledge and creative activities that are key in the scientific, cultural, social and economic development of society, and simultaneously be a place where lasting values, knowledge and skills are cultivated and transmitted to the following generations. The next generation of academics must prepare for this and focus their efforts on forming the country’s future elite, who will hold the leading roles in economy, the health sector, social care, culture and public services.

Vision: For Charles University to be an internationally established institution of cutting-edge research and education, for it to be appealing and welcoming for its students, post-graduates and staff members, offer modern facilities and equipment and present itself as a self-confident and cohesive cultural community.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Centre for Economic Research and Graduate Education-Economics Institute


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

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 area

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-28OECDCzech Republic
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 401st5th193rd344th2nd
Arts and Humanities 197th9th82nd173rd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 461st4th195th392nd2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 491st26th225th395th3rd
Chemistry 558th23rd291st479th5th
Computer Science 464th15th216th367th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 366th29th201st298th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 63rd4th19th49th1st
Energy 563rd94th319th448th9th
Engineering 472nd32nd244th375th4th
Environmental Science 397th23rd206th311th3rd
Mathematics 355th13th152nd262nd2nd
Medicine 303rd2nd104th264th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 373rd12th134th299th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 405th18th189th337th2nd
Psychology 420th10th185th394th1st
Social Sciences 251st5th98th210th1st
Veterinary 356th18th139th279th5th

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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