Five Czech universities are included in the list of the best 1000 universities in the world according to the UK education specialists Quacquarelli Symonds rankings released on Thursday, but none of them is among the top 300.

Prague’s Charles University finished 314th, dropping by 14 places on the previous year.

Charles University was founded in 1348 and belongs among the oldest world universities. Presently it has 17 faculties (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), 3 university institutes and other workplaces for educational, research, scientific and development or other creative activities or to provide information services, 5 university functional facilities.

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