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Ranking: The University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University are the best Polish universities

The University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University took first place ex aequo in the 18th Higher Education Ranking 2017. Warsaw University of Technology ranked third. 168 universities and 68 majors were evaluated in the ranking.

The ranking was prepared for the 18th time by the Education Foundation "Perspektywy", under the supervision of the jury chaired by Prof. Michał Kleiber.

The University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University ranked first in the Ranking of Academic Schools, with the University of Warsaw receiving 100% score in the ranking, while the Jagiellonian University scored 99.9% However, according to the Education Foundation "Perspektywy", the jury decided that the colleges whose scores did not differ by more than 0.1 percentage points would be classified ex aequo. Warsaw University of Technology (86%) took third place in the ranking and advanced to the top three from last year\'s fourth place.

In the top five of the ranking, also ranked ex aequo, were: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (82.2%) and Wroclaw University of Technology (82.1%). The top ten universities also included AGH University of Science and Technology (77.5%), University of Wroclaw (73.7%), the Medical University of Gdańsk (68.2%), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (66 , 4%), Gdansk University of Technology (65.1%) and the Medical University Warsaw (65%).

As in previous years, the Kozminski University in Warsaw with the score of 100% won in the ranking of non-public universities. In the second place was the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (79%), while Lazarski University in Warsaw (73.5%) was promoted to the third place. It the top five also were the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw (67.5 percent) and the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (59.4 percent).

In the ranking of state higher vocational schools, the first place went to was taken by the Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska (100%). In the following places were: the Bronisław Markiewicz State Higher School of Technology and Economics in Jarosław (84.5 percent), the Witelon State University of Applied Sciences in Legnica and the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów (83.7% each).

The winner among the medical colleges was the Medical College of the Jagiellonian University, and among the economic schools - the Warsaw School of Economics. The best agricultural school was Poznań University of Life Sciences, the best university of physical education - the University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw, and the best pedagogical school - the Pedagogical University of Kraków.

The jury also awarded the special Advancement 2017 awards to the universities that made the highest jump in the rankings. In the group of academic universities, the award went to Gdansk University of Technology, which advanced five places (from 15th to 10th). In the group of non-public graduate schools, the award went to the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, also promoted five places (from 10th to 5th).

The ranking was based on criteria such as: prestige, graduates in the labour market, innovation, scientific potential, scientific effectiveness, learning conditions, international outreach. The authors of the ranking emphasised that for the first time this year they used two new, important indicators. One of them was based on the study "Economic Situation of Graduates" prepared by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education based on the social security data. In turn, the indicator "Quality of accepted study candidates" is measured, among other things, based on the results of the high school exit exams of persons who started the first year of full-time studies in a given school in October 2016.

Detailed ranking results are available at: www.ranking.perspektywy.pl (PAP)

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