QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 26th
Prague continues to improve its position in the QS Best Student Cities index, climbing 13 places this year. The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague boasts three universities ranked among the world’s best. Its leading institution, Charles University, is joined in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 by the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Economics, Prague.
Though still establishing itself as an international study destination, Prague is already a staple in the list of top European city-break destinations, thanks to its striking castle, UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town, and thriving arts, museums and nightlife. In recent years, it’s also been recognized as an international innovation hub, ranked 29th in the Innovation Cities Index.
The city’s large and internationally diverse student community gives Prague a strong score in the Student Mix category of the index. It also appears in the top 50 for Affordability; while international tuition fees are in the mid-range, Prague is a less expensive place to live than many of the other entrants in the QS Best Student Cities.
Prague achieves its strongest score in the new Student View indicator – coming second behind Ottawa. This new category reflects students’ own views of their experiences, and in our student survey Prague received plenty of praise for its affordability, diversity and friendliness. When asked to name the best things about studying in Prague, one student said: “It´s very affordable and comfortable to live in. Great cuisine.” Another highlighted the “Friendly atmosphere and great nightlife.”
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Charles University (joint 302nd)
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To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.