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QS World University Rankings: Polish universities still low

17.06.2017 Universities

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As many as nine Polish universities are in this year's edition of the QS World University Rankings. However, the best of them: the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University took places only in the fifth hundred of the ranking. The winner is the famous American Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

QS World University Rankings are prepared by British company Quacquarelli Symmonds, which issues publications devoted to education and studying abroad. It is one of the top four global educational rankings, together with: Times Higher Education, the Shanghai Ranking and U-Multirank. This year, it included 959 universities.

 

This year's QS ranking, traditionally, is dominated American universities, which took the first four places. The best is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University. Just behind the podium was the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

 

In the following places are British universities: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London. The University of Chicago took ninth place. The only non-British European college: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology closes the top ten.

 

Nine Polish universities are included in the ranking. The University of Warsaw has the best result, although it is still in the group of universities in positions 411-420. The Jagiellonian University, is in the 461-470 group, and Warsaw University of Technology is among the universities in the group 601-650. The remaining Polish universities ranked in the last group, placing in positions 801-1000. This group includes Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, University of Lodz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, the University of Wroclaw and Wroclaw University of Technology.

 

The following six criteria are taken into account in the ranking: academic peer review, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty based on Scopus, international staff ratio and international student ratio. Each year, Quacquarelli Symmonds publishes three separate reports assessing: universities in general, academic fields and study courses.

 

The main goals of the ranking is to allow study candidates make a rational choice of universities and to popularise the idea of studying outside the home country.

 

This year's ranking results are available at: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018

 

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