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Poznań/ 3 disciplines at the Poznań University of Life Sciences in the Shanghai subjects ranking

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3 scientific disciplines at the Poznań University of Life Sciences are included in this year`s Shanghai subjects ranking - ShanghaiRanking`s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

ShanghaiRanking`s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) is an international ranking of universities, evaluated in 54 scientific disciplines. They include natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, social sciences.

According to the spokeswoman of the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Iwona Cieślik, the latest ShanghaiRanking`s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 includes as many as 3 scientific subjects taught at the Poznań University of Life Sciences.

"Food Science & Technology at the Poznań University of Life Sciences ranked in the range of positions 151-200 with 41.6 points, Veterinary Sciences - in the 201-300 range with 23 points, and Agricultural Sciences - in the 301-400 range with 42.7 points, as the best university in Poland" - explains Cieślik.

"The parameters that determine the university`s position are the number of scientific publications and citations in a given field, the percentage share of foreign authors in publications, the number of articles in the most important scientific journals and papers presented at scientific conferences, and the number of employees who received a significant award in a given field" - she adds.

According to Prof. Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Vice-Rector for Science and International Cooperation at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, the positions in the ranking are a confirmation of the high quality of scientific research conducted at the Poznań University of Life Sciences.

"We focus on the development of scientific research, as evidenced by the 2.5 thousand publications in 2017, 571 of them in journals in the international scientific circulation (with the so-called Impact Factor). In addition, in 2017 alone 11 European grants were realised at the Poznań University of Life Sciences (Horizon 2020, 7th Framework Program, Polish-Norwegian Research Cooperation), as well as 81 grants from the National Science Centre, 17 projects from the National Centre for Research and Development, and many projects from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development" - notes Szoszkiewicz.

The Vice-Rector emphasizes that the university`s great success was also the acquisition of six research projects implemented as part of the strategic research and development program "Environment, agriculture and forestry" - BIOSTRATEG.

Cieślik reminds that the Poznań University of Life Sciences also holds high positions in Polish rankings; in this year`s Perspektywy Ranking, the Poznań University of Life Sciences maintains its position of the best agricultural university in Poland.

The comprehensive prestigious ranking of the best universities in the world - the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, will be published in mid-August.

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author: Anna Jowsa

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