Brno among top five student cities of the world
This year, the well-known rankings of best student cities of the world, as compiled by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), are ruled by the Czech Republic. In a brand-new category based on ratings from students and recent graduates, Brno and Prague achieved 4th and 2nd place respectively. The highest score went to the Canadian capital Ottawa, with Shanghai and Montréal making up the top five.
According to the QS website, although Brno is less well known than Prague, the Czech capital, it provides a great student experience: “The city gets extremely strong ratings for tolerance and inclusivity, and ease of getting around, while also scoring very well for both affordability and nightlife. Respondents praised the attractiveness of the city, as well as the large and friendly student community.”
Masaryk University won Student Satisfaction Award
Last year, organization StudyPortals gave 153 awards to European universities based on international students’ satisfaction with their study experience abroad. Fourteen European universities has won Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction in Europe 2016, and Masaryk University was one of them, with score 9,5+ of 10.
Students were evaluating international universities on the student experience platform STeXX.eu, the world’s largest database of international student experiences. Only last year, students left there almost 16,000 reviews. More information about StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 in Europe could be found here.